Holiday Snowman Pizza

 

Easy Snowman pizza for kids

i am so excited about this post! this idea of a pizza snowman has been in my brain for some time now! i seem to be in the mood for creating savory Christmas dishes right now – did you see my holiday Christmas tree lasagna? i am usually baking up a storm of holiday sweets this time of year but today i decided to stick with the savory theme and make a holiday snowman pizza! its a fun holiday meal that is festive, easy, and fun for the kids! and right now at Target you can get up to $20 in savings on Kraft® products – including the mozzarella cheese i used for my pizza, and lots of other great products.

to start you should reference my post on homemade pizza dough (shown below) with tips and tricks to making great pizza dough from scratch. you don’t NEED to make it from scratch but its great that way! and its easy. the steps for making the pizza dough are included in the recipe at the end of the post as well.

once you have made the dough, it is pretty simple! just divide the dough into 3 different sizes for each of the snowman rounds. if you are using the homemade dough recipe you will want to cut off about 1/3 of the dough and then divide up the remaining dough into 3 pieces – otherwise the rounds will be too big for the pan. i just used the third that i cut off for another pizza on a different pan. you could of course make two smaller snowmen as well. your choice!

roll and shape the dough into three rounds using your hands or a rolling pin. connect and press the three rounds together to fuse the snowman into one. depending on the thickness of the crust you like, i recommend rolling to about 1/2 inch thick.

top with alfredo sauce & mozzarella cheese. you can use olives and a cooked baby carrot to make the snowman face – my kids loved this part!

now. things don’t always go perfect. this snowman looks like he was in the sauna a bit too long. well he was. i have made pizza dough a bunch. and lots of pizzas. but this is our first snowman pizza. and snowmen pizzas need a bit of a lower temperature to cook so they dont turn out crispy and sunburnt. my kids still loved it, but usually i cook my pizza at 425 – i would keep it at about 400 and keep and eye on it. you kids will still know what it is… but its not as pretty. also – dont answer your phone during the last few minutes of baking #whoops!

SNOWMAN PIZZA

3 3/4 cups bread flour
1 tsp. sugar
1 packet dry active yeast (instant)
1 1/2 cups of hot (not boiling) water
2 Tbsp. oil
2 tsp. salt
1 cup alfredo sauce
2 cups shredded Kraft® mozzarella cheese
1 cooked baby carrot
1/4 cup sliced olives

Combine the flour, sugar, and yeast into a stand mixer with the hook attachment and stir to combine.
With the mixer on low, slowly add the hot water and oil.
When the dough starts to come together, add the salt.
Continue to mix on low until the dough comes together to form a ball on the hook and the bowl looks ‘clean’. You may need to add a bit of water or flour to find the right balance for the dough.
Remove the ball of dough from the hook and knead it by hand on a lightly floured surface.
Oil a large bowl and place the dough inside and cover it with plastic wrap.
Keep the dough in a warm place and allow the dough to double in size – this takes about 45 min-1 hour
When the dough is doubled in size, turn it out of the bowl onto a lightly floured surface.
Cut the dough in 3 different sizes. Roll and shape the dough into your desired size and about 1/4-1/2 inch in thickness. Stack the 3 dough rounds on top of another into a snowman shape with the smallest at the top. press the rounds together where they meet to fuse the dough.
Top with alfredo sauce and mozzarella cheese.
Garnish with olives and the carrot to make the snowman face.
Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

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Comments

  1. Wow, that is really cute and clever, Mindy!

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