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Homemade Snack Pizzas – Be a Lunch Box Hero!

Homemade Snack Pizzas – Be a Lunch Box Hero!

It’s May and I am totally over packing lunch for Evan every day. He hates sandwiches. Meat and cheese don’t work because they get “warm” and “icky”. I use quotations because my ice packs say this isn’t true. I may have found a secret weapon, though…Snack Pizzas!

I made these with things I keep on hand in the pantry every day. They take a bit of time but most of it is waiting time, not hands-on time. Plus it makes 12 so you can throw them in the freezer and have lunch box food on hand with no effort at all! Just throw them in and they are thawed in time for lunch. Easy peasy!

Snack Pizzas, Perfect for Lunch

Snack Pizza Ingredients

Dough

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsps sugar
  • 1 tsp salt heaping
  • 1 cup water warm verging on hot
  • 1 packet instant yeast

Toppings

  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 24 slices pepperoni for half cheese and half pepperoni. Double if you want all pepperoni.
  • 300 grams Italian shredded cheese blend Almost all of a small bag

Snack Pizza Instructions

Ingredients for snack pizzas

Grab your ingredients from the pantry!

Flour, sugar, salt and yeast for snack pizzas

Mix together dry ingredients in a large bowl.

Mix warm water and oil

Mix water and oil together in your measuring cup.

Mix together the wet and dry ingredients for snack pizzas

Add the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until combined. Don’t worry if it doesn’t really look like dough yet.

Add flour as you knead the dough

Turn out onto a floured counter. Knead additional flour into the dough until it comes together into a ball. It should not stick to your hands (keep adding flour if it does). You will likely add another half to full cup of flour.

Completed snack pizza dough

Here’s what your dough should look like at the end. Not sticky but also not cracked and dry.

Put the snack pizza dough in a bowl to rise

Place the dough ball into a large bowl you have sprayed with cooking spray. Cover with plastic wrap and let double in size (about 30 minutes).

Dough after rise

Here’s what it should look like after rising.

Cut the dough into 12 equal pieces

Place risen dough onto a floured cutting board. Cut in half and then cut each half into 6 equal pieces (12 in total).

Stretch each piece of dough into a round

Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. Roll each piece into a ball and stretch it into a round. You can go back and stretch them more until you get the size you want. They stretch easier after they rest a bit. Don’t let the rounds touch each other.

Add toppings to the snack pizza dough

Spoon a bit of sauce on each round. You don’t want too much or your cheese will slide off! Add 4 pepperoni pieces 6 of your snack pizza rounds. (or all 12 if you want them all to be pepperoni). Add cheese to all pizza rounds. Let pizzas rest and rise while you preheat your oven.

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Place racks at the lower 1/4 and upper 3/4 positions.

Place the cookie sheets in the oven and bake for 25 minutes. Switch the two pans half way through so they cook and brown evenly.

Baked Snack Pizzas

Let cool for a bit on the pan and then move the snack pizzas to a cooling rack (or just let cool on the pan, works either way). Once completely cooled you can serve them or put your snack pizzas in a large Ziplock to freeze for later.

Homemade Snack Pizzas

Printable Snack Pizza Recipe

Snack Pizzas

Homemade Snack Pizzas

Yield: 12 snack pizzas
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Additional Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 11 minutes

Homemade pizzas that are easy, delicious and perfect for the lunch box!

Ingredients

Dough

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsps sugar
  • 1 tsp salt, heaping
  • 1 cup water, warm verging on hot
  • 1 packet instant yeast

Toppings

  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 24 slices pepperoni, for half cheese and half pepperoni. Double if you want all pepperoni.
  • 300 grams Italian shredded cheese blend, Almost all of a small bag

Instructions

  1. Mix together dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Mix water and oil together in your measuring cup.
  3. Add the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until combined.
  4. Turn out onto a floured counter. Knead additional flour into the dough until it comes together into a ball. It should not stick to your hands (keep adding flour if it does).
  5. Place dough ball into a large bowl you have sprayed with cooking spray. Cover with plastic wrap and let double in size (about 30 minutes).
  6. Place risen dough onto a floured cutting board. Cut in half and then cut each half into 6 equal pieces (12 in total).
  7. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  8. Roll each piece into a ball and stretch it into a round. You can go back and stretch them more until you get the size you want. They stretch easier after they rest a bit. Don't let the rounds touch each other.
  9. Spoon a bit of sauce on each round. You don't want too much or your cheese will slide off!
  10. Add 4 pepperoni pieces 6 of your snack pizza rounds. (or all 12 if you want them all to be pepperoni).
  11. Add cheese to all pizza rounds. Let pizzas rest and rise while you preheat your oven.
  12. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Place racks at the lower 1/4 and upper 3/4 positions.
  13. Place the cookie sheets in the oven and bake for 25 minutes. Switch the two pans half way through so they cook and brown evenly.
  14. Let cool for a bit on the pan and then move to a cooling rack (or just let cool on the pan, works either way). Once completely cooled you can serve them or put them in a large Ziplock to freeze for later.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: pizza
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 178Saturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 476mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 9g

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Soozle (Suzie B)

Tuesday 14th of May 2019

Yum! These look delicious! Thank you for the recipe

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