By Jami Heap
Did you know that October is National Pizza Month? For this reason, and in honor of All Hallow’s Eve, I have chosen to review kid-friendly “monster pizzas.” They make a great Halloween party meal or fun family activity.
The ingredients were simple to find and easily substitutable. My children had lots of fun choosing their own toppings and adding them to the pizza. Using a premade crust made it a perfect weeknight dinner that took only minutes to prepare.
I paired the pizzas with a simple bagged salad to add in even more veggies. Our whole family enjoyed this meal, and I didn’t feel guilty about ordering a greasy pizza. The thin crust makes a healthy option for diabetics or those looking to watch their carbohydrate intake.
The pesto was a bit too strong for our taste, and the centers of the pizzas were slightly undercooked while the outer crust was crispy. Perhaps using a preheated pizza stone would help them cook more evenly.
Additionally, the thin crusts are not able to support too many toppings, so be sure to not overload them!
Overall, I would highly recommend this recipe. It’s perfect for busy families but can also be easily adapted for those with a more mature palate. Enjoy, and have a happy Halloween.
Flatout Artisan Pizza Crusts
Multi-colored bell peppers, sliced and diced
Mini pepperoni, turkey
Light olive oil
Shredded mozzarella cheese
(Add your family’s other favorite veggies like grape tomatoes, onions, broccoli, etc)
Preheat oven to 400°F. Create an assembly line of sauces and toppings. Place your flatbread pizza crusts on a baking sheet that’s been coated lightly with a non-stick cooking spray. Add your favorite sauce to the crust, then add a layer of shredded cheese and use the toppings to create your own personal pan monster. Bake your flatbread monsters at 400°F for 15-20 minutes. Remove your monsters from the oven, allow to cool slightly, and enjoy your delicious creations.