A Three Minute Pizza That A Child Can Make

The recipe this week is for a simple after-school snack that the kids can make for themselves without making a big mess. I call it a snack pizza. Snack pizzas can be made in about three minutes by using board pizza peel.

Calorie-wise and nutritionally they are no worse than a fast-food cheeseburger, and the kids enjoy cooking for themselves.

In other words, my wife and I are left completely out of this cooking equation. Remember the fundamentals. Does it have to be fun? What can be more fun than your kids doing for themselves?

For the pizza snack, you need four ingredients: a flour tortilla shell, an eighth of a cup of shredded mozzarella cheese, a jar of pizza sauce, and a re-sealable package of sliced pepperoni. Set your toaster oven to 375 degrees.

A regular oven can be used but it doesn't make much sense to heat a big oven for a simple snack (fundamental #2).

Spray the toaster tray with oil, put the shell on the tray, scoop out a heaping tablespoon of sauce and spread it around the tortilla, sprinkle the cheese on the sauce, and then top with 3-4 slices of pepperoni.

If the toaster oven hasn't preheated yet don't worry about it. Pop it in the oven for about a couple of minutes or until the cheese has melted. Take the snack out of the oven and let it sit for a couple of seconds then slice it up and eat it.