In my ongoing quest to find tasty kid-friendly meals for you that are healthy and appropriate for the whole family, this week I tried making homemade pizza. I found the recipe in "Time for Dinner: Strategies, Inspiration and Recipes for Family Meals Every Night of the Week," by Pilar Guzman, Jenny Rosenstrach and Alanna Stang (Chronicle Books; $24.95).
THE DISH: Please-Everyone Pizzas
-2 tablespoons olive oil
-1 sprinkle flour
-1 12-to-16-ounce ball prepared pizza dough
-1 small onion, chopped
-1 large zucchini, shredded
-Salt and pepper
-1 cup marinara sauce
-1 ball fresh mozzarella, sliced into thin rounds
1. Preheat oven to 400F.
2. Brush half of the olive oil onto a large baking sheet and sprinkle it with the flour.
3. Stretch the pizza dough into a 15-by-8-inch rectangle.
4. Saute the onion and zucchini in the remaining olive oil until softened. Season with the salt and pepper.
5. Top part of the dough with the marinara sauce and fresh mozzarella, and part of it with your zucchini topping.
6. Bake the pie until the crust has browned and the cheese has melted, 25 to 30 minutes. Slice and serve.
MY TAKE: I added some of the mozzarella cheese to the section with the zucchini and leftover turkey meatballs to the other sections. You can also try to using whole-wheat dough, as well.
KID TESTED: While my 15-month-old daughter, Maggie, avoided the extra crunchy pieces, she loved the pizza, even the zucchini.