A once-a-week pizza night can be a great time-saver for you and a welcome treat for your kids. But after awhile, you may get tired of cheese and pepperoni week after week. Unfortunately, your children may object if you start loading your pizza up with onions and mushrooms or with gourmet toppings like shrimp or goat cheese. If you're looking for a little variety in your pizza toppings, you need to find flavors that your kids will enjoy too. Try one of the following kid-friendly pizza topping combinations
Bacon and Eggs
If your kids love breakfast at any time of the day, this is a great way to combine a few of their favorite foods on top of a pizza. Make the eggs scrambled, fried, or sunny-side up, whichever your family prefers. For a large pizza, you'll need about eight eggs and four slices of bacon. Cut the bacon into one inch pieces before adding it to the pizza.
If you're feeling adventurous, you can add sliced, diced, or shredded potatoes to the top of the pizza as well. These toppings can work well with ordinary pizza sauce, but they can go with a creamy white sauce as well.
Macaroni and Cheese Pizza
Have your kids done something especially awesome lately? Celebrate straight A's, a win at the science fair, or a really clean room with this combination of two kid favorites – pizza and macaroni and cheese.
Not only is this pizza delicious, it's easy. Just make your favorite mac and cheese recipe and spread it on top of the pizza. You can use elbow noodles, shells, or spirals. This can be a good way to sneak in some meat and vegetables if you're so inclined – many kids are more willing to try things like broccoli, tomatoes, or ham if it's cut up small and mixed with noodles and cheese sauce.
Sloppy Joe Pizza
Craving a meaty pizza? A sloppy joe pizza is a great way to get a hearty, meaty pizza without any objections from your little ones. Plus, it's simple to make.
Just brown the hamburger in a skillet and add your favorite sloppy joe sauce as you normally would. Then spread the sauce and meat mix over the pizza and top with cheese. It will be a mess, but it will be worth it.
All of these pizzas can be made at home from scratch, or with a premade crust. Alternatively, you can order a plain cheese pizza from your favorite pizzeria, add your own toppings, and reheat the pizza in your own oven. You may even be able to find a pizza place in your area that makes some of these specialty pizzas. No matter how you get the pizza, using these topping combinations will make pizza night a lot more interesting.