The Veggie Pizza episode started when Brody got this pizza maker from his auntie for Christmas. Brody loves pizza, but what child doesn’t? He asked me if we could make pizza for the show. I thought it was a great idea!
The first thing that came to my mind was a traditional style Italian pizza, since we are Italian. Also, we wanted to make it healthy with lots of veggies. Although we make a lot of treat on the show, Brody is such a great eater and loves his veggies. Making a Veggie Pizza is a great way to get your kids to eat vegetables. They seem to taste better on a cheesy pizza, with tiny sweetness of the sauce, and the dough.
Bryce was a really good choice for the show. He and Brody have so much fun together, and a really great chemistry. They laughed through both rehearsals, and the shoot day. They were super silly, but when I said “action”, they were real pros and got the job done.
We love the Breville pizza maker, and make several different types of pizzas. First the veggie pizza, a garlic shrimp pizza with arugula, chicken with broccoli, and a tex mex style pizza. They were all delicious.
Let’s get cooking!
Brody wanted to show off his new Breville Pizza Cooker.
Start with your dough in a circle, lightly dusted with flour. This way it doesn’t stick to your rolling surface, or the roller.
You can make the pizza sauce, or you can buy this. It’s always best to make your own, because you know it’s fresh. Also, this is very easy to make.
Pick your favorite veggies. We used broccoli, bell peppers, zucchini, and black olives. Quick tip for using the veggies. Make sure your vegetables are dry after washing. This way moisture won’t stay under the cheese.
For this pizza we used mozzarella, and a sprinkle of Parmesan over the top.
I like this shot, because it shows the simple yet healthy ingredients the boys used. Also, we moved the dough onto a pizza peel to easily slice into the cooker.
Time to start rolling. I think this is the funnest part for the kids. They enjoy using the tools, and getting messy weith the flour.
When rolling the dough, make sure to roll in different directions keeping the shape round. Otherwise you may end up with a square pizza. I guess that could be ok too, considering I see square pizza’s all the time.
And rolling to get it spread out tho the size you would like. Keep in mind the more spread out the dough is, the thinner the pizza.
And there you have it, you’re pizza dough rolled out into a circle. This one came out as a thick pizza.
More flour so the roller doesn’t stick.
Once rolled out, slide your pizza onto the pizza stone. Add your sauce, veggies, and cheese to the top.
Here’s the precooked pizza with a little Parmesan sprinkled to the top.
Don’t forget to eat your veggies!! 🙂
Here they are, so proud of themselves. They created a pizza masterpiece!
And so silly, they had so much fun, and laughing. They couldn’t stop. Silly boys!
Cook 8-12 minutes, depending on the thickness of your pizza crust.
I must say this pizza turned out delicious. It may look a bit brown on the cheese, but tasted great!
Brody always eats his vegetables, so I can’t complain. On the other hand his brother is very selective, so this is definitely a great way to get him to eat his vegetables. (You can also sneak them in the pizza sauce.)