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Pizza for Babies | Baby Led Weaning Pizza

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Pizzas are a huge staple in this house, we love ordering them for takeout, buying them fresh from the supermarket and making our own. Before Dex came into this world, we would make our own dough, spend hours proofing it, rolling it and baking it. We rarely have time to do this now, so we needed to find a quick way of making our favourite Italian food. Here I share our two favourite quick ways to make pizza for babies and the best part is, the adults can share in the joy of delicious cheesy baby led weaning pizza too!

Pizza for babies? Are you for real?!

Yeah, yeah I know what you’re thinking – offering pizza to a baby? Well, as one of our favourite foods, I cou;dn’t leave the kids out, so we’ve adapted our usual pizza recipes and given up on takeaways (for the most part!) to create two delicious and healthy ways of making pizza for babies and toddlers.

Both my babies have loved all the different tastes that comes with eating pizza and the two methods mean the dough remains soft enough for them to devour with ease! We often make these pizzas for babies as a quick baby led weaning lunch or eat them alongside a small pasta dish as an evening meal. Yum!

Easy baby led weaning pizza using flatbreads

The first (and super easiest of the two methods!) way of making pizza for babies is by using flatbreads.

Flatbreads are available in most supermarkets and you can simply build pizza toppings on them and throw them under the grill. It couldn’t be simpler!

For toppings we like to use:

  • chicken
  • sliced chorizo
  • spinach
  • ham
  • cheese
  • jalapenos (for us, not baby!)
  • plus anything else you could ever think to throw on a pizza (but never pineapple!!)

Related Post: Homemade Flatbread Recipe

I put the pizzas under the grill for a couple of minutes until the cheese is bubbling away. I also like to make cheesy garlic breads the same way as well – there’s nothing better!

Baby led weaning pizza using homemade dough

Another really simple way to make baby led weaning pizza is to create a dough using two simple ingredients: flour and natural yoghurt.

You’ll find the full recipe at the bottom of this article, but simply put, you combine flour and yoghurt to form a dough, knead it, pop it in the oven, add toppings and then bake for 10 minutes!

These baby led weaning pizzas are simply divine! The dough is lovely and soft and the world is your oyster when it comes to toppings. I really wish we could eat these for dinner every night!

Would you offer takeaway pizza to your baby?

It’s much healthier to offer your baby one of these baby led weaning pizzas instead of a supermarket or takeaway one. When you make all your own food from scratch, you know exactly what has been put in it and you don’t have to worry about salt content either.

That’s not to say I am against a takeaway treat every once in a while – however I would definitely wait until your baby is more of a toddler as the salt content can be super, duper high.

How do you serve baby led weaning pizza?

Once the cheese is bubbling and the pizza is hot, I slice it into strips ready to offer once its cooled down. We offered this meal from 7 months onwards with our first baby.

Forget the takeaway this weekend and try this pizza for babies!

Let me know if you try this pizza for babies recipe. They’re so easy to make and it’s lot of fun building the toppings too! You can even get your toddler involved in trying to help!

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 15 minutes

Total Time 25 minutes


  • 100 grams plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 100 grams natural yoghurt
  • tomato paste
  • cheese
  • toppings of your choice


    1. Start by preheating your oven to 220C fan.
    2. Add flour and baking powder to a bowl and combine thoroughly. Add in the yoghurt and mix together with a spoon until a dough forms.
    3. Lightly flour the worktop and turn out the dough ball onto it. Knead it gently for a few minutes until soft and not sticky.
    4. Divide the dough into two balls and roll out into circles.
    5. Lightly grease a baking tray and then add the bases onto it. Bake in the oven for five minutes.
    6. Remove from the oven and flip carefully. Add a dollop of tomato paste onto each base and spread out with the back of a spoon. Next add whatever toppings you choose including cheese.
    7. Put back in the oven for a further 10 minutes.
    8. Once ready, remove from the oven and leave to cool fully before serving to baby.

    Nutrition Information:
    Serving Size:
    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 277Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 254mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 11g

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    English Muffin Baby Pizza (with vegetables)

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    English muffin pizza is a super fun and delicious way to encourage even the pickiest eater to eat their vegetables! And if you're looking for a safe and healthy baby pizza recipe, I welcome you with open arms!

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    Can babies eat pizza?

    Any pizza lovers here? It's in my list of top 5 favorite foods. So of course, I want to enjoy it with my children! My toddler can't put his clothes on fast enough when I tell him we have to go to Costco. At this point Costco = pizza.

    As for my baby, I'm pretty mindful of her sodium and sugar intake. And so while I'm ok with giving her several bites, I'm personally waiting to give her a whole slice of restaurant pizza until she's at least two.

    That's just me, though. It's up to you to decide when you want to introduce pizza to your baby.

    Now, if you're looking for a homemade pizza recipe, you've come to the right place!

    This English muffin pizza is an exhausted parent's dream. It's super easy to whip up for lunch or dinner, versatile, and a great way to incorporate more veggies into your child's diet.

    It will also allow you to have complete control over the salt and sugar content without sacrificing taste, which if you've tried any of my recipes, you know...there are so many ways to add flavor to food without those two!

    You may also be interested in these Pizza Eggs!

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    English Muffins - just like with bread, look for one with the least amount of sodium and minimal ingredients. I love the Ezekiel brand, and they recently came out with no salt added english muffins! You'll most likely find them in the freezer section. This is because they don't contain preservatives to keep them shelf-stable.

    My baby loves this brand and my toddler did too when he was a baby. Not so much anymore. That's why you see two different English muffins in the picture below.

    Related post: Breast toast ideas

    PIzza Sauce - You can use store-bought or homemade! I HIGHLY encourage you to try my sugar free version It's so easy to make and has the perfect flavor and thickness.

    Vegetables - You can use whatever you have on hand! That's the beauty of this recipe. If there's one that your child is learning to like, try adding it to these pizza muffins!

    In this post, I used finely chopped raw zucchini and red bell pepper and cooked broccoli and sweet potatoes. Butternut squash would be delish too!

    How to cook broccoli for baby, How to cook Butternut Squash

    Mozzarella cheese - You can add as much or as little as you wish.

    Step-by-Step Instructions

    Brush with oil and lightly toast.

    Spread pizza sauce.

    Top with vegetables and cheese. Bake!

    Also try: Pizza quesadilla!

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can babies eat English muffins?

    Yes! Just like bread, you just want to make sure it meets these criteria. You also want to toast it. Contrary to what you may think, soft is not good when it comes to breads as it can gum up in their mouth and get stuck to the roof of their mouth.

    While you can serve bread as soon as your baby is ready, usually around 6 months, not much will make it into their belly. They will suck on it, which is still great for practicing fine and gross motor skills, strengthening jaw and tongue muscles, as well as providing exposure to textures.

    Can I make this with pizza dough?

    You sure can! You can even try with bread or tortilla. Once again, choose the lowest sodium one you can find.

    How to cut pizza for baby led weaning?

    For 6-8 month old babies, cut into strips the width of two adult fingers pressed together. That way they can grab with their palms. Not much will make it into their belly during this age, but it will be great for them to suck on and to strengthen their jaw and tongue muscles.

    Once they start developing their pincer grasp, usually around 9-10 months, you can cut into bite-sized pieces. However, I do encourage you to keep the pieces large so they can practice tearing, taking bites, and chewing. If you have a shoveler like me, this will help them to slow down.

    How do I make english muffin pizzas not soggy?

    Since there are a lot of nooks and crannies, there are a lot of places the sauce can get into. So be sure to toast the muffins first before adding the toppings.

    Also, use a thick sauce, like my homemade sugar free pizza sauce!

    Can I freeze this?

    Yes! Cool completely and spread them out onto a baking tray. Flash freeze. Once frozen solid, transfer to a freezer-safe bag or container. Will keep for up to 3 months.

    When ready to enjoy, reheat in the toaster oven or microwave for 1 minute.

    Did you make this recipe? Leave a rating below and let me know how you liked the recipe! Your feedback means so much to me!

    English muffin baby pizza (with vegetables)

    English muffin pizza is a super fun and delicious way to encourage even the pickiest eater to eat their vegetables! And if you're looking for a safe and healthy baby pizza recipe, step right up!

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    Prep Time: 5 minutes

    Cook Time: 20 minutes

    Total Time: 25 minutes

    Servings: 6

    Author: Min | MJ and Hungryman

    • Sheet Pan

    • Parchment Paper

    • Mini Food Chopper

    • ▢ Olive oil
    • ▢ 6 English muffin halves
    • ▢ ¾ cup pizza sauce (store-bought or homemade)
    • ▢ Vegetables of choice
    • ▢ Mozzarella cheese, shredded
    • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

    • Use fork to split the muffins into halves. Place onto a lined baking sheet cut side up.

    • Brush olive oil on each muffin. Toast in oven for 5 minutes.

    • Remove from oven. Spread 1-2 tablespoons of tomato sauce onto each half.

    • Top with vegetables (I used finely chopped raw zucchini and red bell pepper and cooked broccoli and sweet potatoes).

    • Add as much cheese as you wish. For baby you can skip altogether or add a little.

    • Return to oven and bake for 10-15 minutes until cheese is melted

    • Vegetables: You can use whatever you have on hand!
    • Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, microwave briefly or in the oven at 350°F until heated through.


    Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 82mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1mg

    Course breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Cuisine American

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    Thank you so much for stopping by! I am Min, a Registered Dietitian, a Christ follower, a wife, and a mom to our two miracle babies! Currently, I’m having a ton of fun feeding their tummies and sharing our baby led weaning journey! Follow me on Instagram if interested in seeing daily menu as well as tips and tricks.

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    Pizza for children


    (Age: from 2 years old)

    I am glad to welcome you on my website - we are preparing interesting children's recipes. Recently my eldest daughter had a birthday, she turned 4 years old. Finally, I got around to filling out the recipes that I prepared for this holiday. Today, a well-known recipe is a homemade pizza recipe with a photo. It is located in the home baking section.

    Everyone thinks that pizza is a very unhealthy dish. This can be said about the purchased pizza. Which has mayonnaise, ketchup, sausage, mushrooms, etc.

    All these products are of course not suitable for baby food. Therefore, it is imperative for children to cook pizza at home. Our pizza does not contain the ingredients I listed above. We will use tomatoes, chicken breast, sour cream. We also prepare dough for homemade pizza ourselves, and not with yeast. It turns out a very tasty dough for pizza, the main thing is not to overdry it. And, thus, we will reduce the degree of harmfulness of pizza to nothing. Like a festive dish that we offer the child not all the time, but sometimes - pizza for kids is a very good option.

    At the birthday party, I noticed that this particular dish is very popular with children. All pizza was completely eaten.

    Salads were also very different, tasty, but they were eaten much worse than pizza. So, how to cook pizza at home

    Ingredients for pizza

    for the dough:

    1. 200 g of sour cream;
    2. 2 eggs;
    3. 50 g butter;
    4. 1/3 teaspoon soda; nine0026
    5. 2 half liter jars of flour.

    for the filling:

    1. 2-3 tomatoes;
    2. 1 chicken breast;
    3. cream for lubrication;
    4. 30 - 50 g Russian hard cheese

    Pizza recipe for children

    1. Preparation of pizza dough. Melt the butter and leave to cool. Put 200 g of sour cream in a bowl, extinguish the soda in it, stir. Break eggs into a bowl, add melted butter. We mix everything well. nine0003

    2. Add 1 full can of flour and 2/3 of the second can to the mixture. Let's knead the dough. The rest of the flour will be used to sprinkle the table when rolling out.

    3. Mini pizza is suitable for children, so we roll out small circles, preferably not thick, as you can see in the photo.

    4. Grease a baking sheet with oil, put the circles of dough on it. We make along the edges of the sides. Put in a preheated oven at 180 degrees, bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven, cool. nine0003

    5. We have decided what kind of filling we will have for homemade pizza, we will prepare tomatoes. Wash them and peel them off.

    6. Cut the tomatoes into cubes and put them on the baked dough. You can rub. My oldest daughter doesn't like tomatoes. Therefore, for her, I rubbed the tomato on a fine grater, she ate it with pleasure and did not even realize that there was a tomato in the pizza for the children.

    7. Lubricate the tomato with a little sour cream.

    8. Cut the boiled chicken breast into cubes.

    9. Put it on top of the tomato, smeared with sour cream.

    10. You can also grease the breast with a little sour cream. On top, grate the cheese on a coarse grater.

    11. Now decorate. You can decorate like mine, then see the homemade pizza photo. A tomato is a mouth, a triangle of a cucumber is a nose, mugs of a quail egg, or halves of an ordinary one are eyes, green onions are eyebrows, lettuce is hair. It turned out to be a man. You can get creative, use other products, or decorate in your own way. nine0003

    12. Here is a photo of how the whole pan looks.

    It's better, of course, if you decorate a pizza for children after baking, my vegetables from the decoration dried up after baking, it looks worse.

    13. Now put in an oven preheated to 180 degrees, for 15 minutes. It doesn’t take long, it won’t be so tasty, it will dry out. Our pizza is ready in the oven. As I wrote, it’s better to decorate now, cool a little and you can serve it to children. It turned out, practically, a master class pizza for children .

    14. I think you have your own chicken pizza recipe, I'm waiting for your comments, advice, feedback on how to make homemade pizza so that it turns out very tasty.

    Did your children like it. Here is a photo of my youngest daughter.

    15. And this is the eldest. They are the ones who eat pizza before the guests arrive. Enjoy your meal!

    How to cook pizza with children

    Viktoria Levchuk©

    Pizza is a staple holiday staple in any home. How to make pizza with kids? Is it possible?

    In today's society, you can order pizza to go or buy it in the supermarket, or even cook it yourself at home. Before the advent of pizzerias, pizza was made at home from dough, meat, fish, vegetables, and the like. Now we rarely have time for this, so a quick way to prepare our favorite Italian food is required.

    But the survival of our children is important. And pizza can be attributed to a simple dish that helps to live a couple of days on a varied diet. nine0003 Pizza for kids

    Pizza for kids? Are you seriously?! Offer pizza to a child? I already hear these questions of doubt.

    When pizza is the main home dish every week, the child either gets to know it on their own or under the supervision of their parents. Therefore, recipes are adapted to the needs of the child, and you also have to give up takeaway food (for the most part!), In order to come up with delicious and healthy ways to make pizza for children.

    Pizza is a healthy and easy food recipe for children, packaged in a flour wrapper. A delicious and great way to feed your kids vegetables, and it's the perfect after-school snack. nine0003


    Making pizza with kids is easy! Dirty, not perfect as planned, but the reward is worth the effort and extra cleaning. Here are some tips and easy-to-follow recipes for creating delicious homemade pizza memories with kids.

    Pizza Base

    Pizza Dough for Children

    First, you need to think about what kind of pizza base to use. It is important to note here that the younger the baby, the less patience. Therefore, the first time you need to reduce the cooking time. Then you can choose pita bread or ready-made cakes. (More details about pizza bases are described here) I don’t suggest a long loaf, since this base looks more like a big sandwich than a pizza. Do not confuse the child - pizza should look like pizza. nine0003

    A child from the age of 3 can easily use a rolling pin and cook pizza on dough with the help of their parents.

    Dough and rolling pin lavash pizza

    Making your own dough is easy. My family uses the usual recipe for bread dough, a description is here. You can also buy frozen dough or freshly made dough at your local grocery store. In Stavropol, you can easily buy dough in the MKS or in large hypermarkets, for example, Department Store 1.

    Do not take a lot of dough, for joint cooking with children you need about 100 grams per base. It is better to prepare individual mini pizzas, then the children will be happy to try their masterpiece and share with friends. Most children are more comfortable rolling out the dough rather than stretching it, so it is important to have one rolling pin, preferably a silicone one, that is easy for the child to hold. One rolling pin in one hand. I explain that the parent should have their own rolling pin, and if the parent can still cope with one rolling pin and one child, then in the case of two or more children, it is better to allocate a tool to each. nine0003

    Also, if there are two or more children, it is IMPORTANT to discuss the rules of conduct before the pizza is prepared so that the children do not start hitting with rolling pins.


    Do not preheat the oven BEFORE, especially if the children are very young. Mini pizzas can be placed on one baking sheet to bake all pizzas at the same time, giving more time to relax and connect with the family.

    Pizza topping

    make pizza with the kids

    Have the children choose their own toppings at the store. After all, pizza night can be used as an opportunity to introduce them to something new. It is not necessary to purposefully go to the store, you can just look in the refrigerator what is lying around. A half-empty jar of olives, sun-dried tomatoes, red peppers, maybe pickles? How about boiled meat, onions, frozen tomatoes and cheese? No cheese, no problem, mix cottage cheese and eggs! Pizza is a great way to expand the taste of children and use all sorts of things from the bins of the Motherland. The list of toppings is here. nine0003

    The hardest part about making pizza with kids is waiting until their creations are baked and cool enough to eat. And here comes the logical advice. The child is still full while cooking pizza, but will soon get hungry. After all, cooking will take some time, and do not forget about 15-20 minutes for baking.

    Tips for making pizza with children

    1. Pizza base pizza dough

    Choose the base. If these are pizza crusts, then lay out 1-2 cakes in front of each child. Depends on age. nine0003

    If dough is chosen as the base, then small circles must be rolled for each child. On the table, put a circle of dough and a rolling pin with a little flour.

    If store-bought chilled dough is used, it must be warmed to room temperature. It is important that the dough is elastic, not sticky to the hands, because children's hands will want to wrinkle and tear it. Don't worry, let the kids have fun. Just at the moment of transition to crazy fun (we don’t bring it to this), we show the children how to put it together and then roll it out. nine0003

    Our visit to the thematic fairy tale "Gingerbread Man" in the city of Stavropol helped us a lot. There the child was already rolling up a circle of salt dough. Therefore, the process of rolling out the dough was the next introductory stage.

    2. Toppings make pizza with the kids

    The more colorful the pizza topping, the better. Children under 6 years old can put the filling in different plates. Older children can already pre-cut it before making pizza.

    The filling can be varied, we are not afraid to experiment. But for the first experiments, you can take no more than 10 ingredients, of which 2-3 are new / unfamiliar / unloved products. They can be offered to the child to put on pizza, but it is better to silently collect your pizza without disturbing the child. nine0003

    For example, my first pizza was with a boiled egg. You should have seen my mother's eyes when I told that at the lesson of labor, I could not admit that this combination was not tasty, so I ate everything to the last piece. Since then, I know that boiled chicken egg and pizza are not compatible foods.

    Older children can be asked about their favorite takeaway pizza, check the ingredients on the pizzeria's website, and offer the same toppings.

    For example, the picky son loves Signora's pizza from our favorite pizzeria. And in it mushrooms champignons, olives, tomatoes. In life, he does not have this, either individually or together. Especially if I mixed it or put it on pizza. But he can make exactly the same pizza on his own. nine0003

    I offer below an example of toppings for individual plates in order to assemble the most delicious pizza.

    1. Sausage, onion, bell pepper, tomato, pickles, cheese, sauce.
    2. Fish, fried onions, tomatoes, cheese, sauce
    3. 4 types of cheese, Cream cheese, Feta or Mozzarella or Cottage cheese, Parmesan or Black King hard cheese, Gouda cheese (it is important to choose different cheeses, different colors, tastes and melting point), sauce

    3. Sauce

    The main thing in pizza is sauce. Takeaway pizza is perfect with special sauce. Just put mayonnaise or ketchup, that's not it. Therefore, I offer 3 options for the sauce, which you can cook at home yourself.

    pizza dough with children
    1. Sauce with pickles. Tasty and not visible pickles, which not all children like. Pickles, mayonnaise or sour cream, garlic, salt and pepper. And you can put a little garlic for flavor.
    2. Tereyaki sauce. Perfect for fish pizzas. nine0026
    3. Chicken egg and cottage cheese sauce. Accidentally opened this sauce, it turns out that it is put in all 4 cheese pizzas. When you cook cheese pizza at home, it turns out tastier and more satisfying.

    Collect all the ingredients on the table in separate plates, roll out the dough into circles. Now you can start having fun and making pizza with your kids.

    4. Creativity

    how to make pizza

    Remember: this is not for social networks. Parents prepare pizza with children to teach them the process. We also do this to spend time with our kids and teach them to experiment in the kitchen. If you strive for perfection when making pizza with your kids, it's easy to get frustrated. Instead, we lay out multi-colored fillings, help the child roll or stretch the dough ball and become a witness of his unique creativity. Perhaps he will try new vegetables or meat for the first time. Perhaps they will surprise you with funny drawings on pizza. Or throw a tantrum and put a whole bowl of cheese in your mouth. Be that as it may, memories are created here and now and the basis for future culinary adventures. nine0003

    Before slicing and serving pizza, we take a moment to appreciate each child's creations. It doesn't mean doing a Pinterest-worthy photo shoot. Just have each child hold their own pizza, take a picture, or have a contest and vote for the prettiest/funniest/wackiest pizza. It is very important when a child cooks pizza on his own for the first time without the help of adults. This needs to be celebrated!

    Pizza Day

    How to make pizza with children

    And very briefly about a pizza day with a friend. 4 children, 2 mothers and one father. It seems to me that it was a madhouse, children yell, mothers with one adult child cut the stuffing, children run and carry sausage, and dad controls something there. Honestly, at the end of the event, I personally exhaled.

    The next day my son. “I liked it! When else will we do this? I made my own pizza! Let's! My pizza is the best! And so for a week.

    How to cook pizza with children

    It turned out that the youngest child loves the combination of tomato and cheese, and the older fussy combined sausage, cheese and pickles on a thin layer of dough for the first time. And my kids can just silently assemble pizza for 10 minutes. This is great! nine0003

    Well, a friend found out that her daughter is able to feed herself deliciously and cut food into small pieces. Now she can't get rid of cooking pizza for the whole family. And it also turned out that the youngest son of a friend is really against pizza, to sit around making dough, with pleasure, but to eat it yourself.

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