Rainbow pizza anyone?
I love color in every sense of the word! Recently I saw an episode on Food Network where they made rainbow bagels, and everyone went nuts for them! It’s not because of how they tasted – they were just plain bagels – but kids and adults alike loved them for their color.
That gave me an idea — Rainbow Pizza! This recipe turned out to be so easy and so much fun. I can’t wait till you try it with your kids!
Mini Pizza Crusts
Pizza Sauce (I suggest the squeezable so you don’t use too much)
Italian Blend Shredded Cheese
Standard Food Coloring (Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow)
First, you will need to put a small amount of shredded cheese into six individual bowls. I used small plastic containers that would be easy to clean out.
Next, you will need to dye the cheese using food coloring. You will only need 4-5 drops. Then use a fork, and mix it together. To make the orange and purple, I mixed some of the food coloring together. I used red and yellow to make orange (more yellow than red), and blue and red to make purple.
If you don’t like the colors you get, just add a drop or two of one of the colors until you get the purple or orange you want. The cheese colors pretty easily, so just mix well, and you’re ready to begin making your pizzas! If you have the kids help, remember the dye will stain their fingers.
Squeeze some pizza sauce onto the crust, and spread it around evenly. If your kids are like mine, they don’t like very much sauce – and that works out great for this recipe. Once you have it sauced, you can begin putting the cheese on one color at a time.
This circle version was difficult and took a long time to make sure the colors stayed separate. The striped version I did next turned out much better, in my opinion, and was much easier. For the circle version, start with the purple in the middle, and move outward with blue, green, yellow, orange and then red.
Make sure to be very careful that your colors don’t mix or it will be incredibly garbled after it cooks. Cook it at 425 degrees for 10 minutes, then remove and let cool for 3 minutes before serving.
This is how the striped version turned out and how the colors look after it’s been baked! The mini pizza size turned out perfect for little appetites! My daughter was so excited to eat her rainbow pizza she couldn’t stand it!
- Mini Pizza Crusts
- Pizza Sauce (I suggest the squeezable so you don’t use too much)
- Italian Blend Shredded Cheese
- Standard Food Coloring (Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow)
- Put small amounts of the cheese into separate bowls.
- Dye each cheese using food coloring. It should take just 4-5 drops (combine red/yellow for orange and blue/red for purple0.
- Begin putting the cheese on one color at a time (in any pattern you would like).
- Bake at 425 for 10 minutes.
- Allow to cool for 3 minutes before serving.
Be very careful when putting the cheese on so that the colors do not mix too much or it can cause the colors to become garbled while baking.