The kiddos have headed back to school and I’ve found our weeknights are already full with activities and after school plans. When the back to school rush hits I really turn to simple and fresh dinner ideas that are easy to make but that I know my whole family will enjoy.
While shopping at a farm over the weekend I found these beautiful purple peppers, they taste just like a bell pepper but the rich color really lends itself to adding a fresh and colorful bite to any dish. I used them as an inspiration for this recipe. I think that food for families can be healthy and fresh and full of flavor and you can turn something like Pillsbury Pizza Crust into a beautiful dish the whole family will enjoy.
Purple Pepper and Onion Mini Pizza Recipe
- i can of Pillsbury Pizza Crust
- 1 purple pepper chopped
- 1 purple onion
- fresh oregano
- small tomatoes
- Alfredo sauce
- Feta cheese
- parmesan reggiano cheese
This pizza recipe is super simple. You could easily make your own alfredo sauce or buy your favorite find from your local store for easy preparation. You don’t have to make mini pizzas but I think they are so much fun and so easy. I just chop the dough in four parts and roll out four mini pizzas with one Pillsbury Pizza Crust.
You start by shaping your Pillsbury Pizza Crust and baking for 6 minutes at 400 degrees. You want to pre-bake your dough a little since your toppings on your pizza will cook quickly. Once your dough is cooked you’re ready to start putting together your pizzas.
Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees for baking. If you’re going to use a cheese light feta on your pizza I highly suggest using a creamy alfredo sauce. It balances the salty and almost bitter tart of the feta and really works well with the onions and purple peppers.
You can also personalize the pizzas any way you like. That’s what I like best about doing the mini pizzas. The kiddos will never complain when their pizzas has their favorite toppings!
You will bake another 15 minutes at 400 degrees until golden brown.
A pizza recipe like this is so unique it really lends itself to allowing young children to explore new foods. It’s my philosophy as a parent that food can look beautiful and taste just as wonderful but also be healthy and filling for my children. So whether it’s an easy weeknight pizza before ballet and gymnastics or a more complicated dish on the weekend I want my children to explore new things and end their day on a healthy and happy note and that all begins with dinner.
Dinner can be fun and fresh and taste great too and that’s why I think this Pillsbury Pizza Crust recipe is a must try!
Pizza crust that’s deliciously easy! Unroll, bake and enjoy in minutes. Pillsbury pizza crust, it’s the perfect canvas for your favorite toppings.
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