Thaw pizza dough in the refrigerator overnight.
How cute is this octopus kid-friendly pizza? Have your kids help make this too!
Servings and Ingredients
|1 (16-oz.) pkg. frozen Hy-Vee traditional pizza dough, thawed in refrigerator overnight|
|2 (1-oz. each) Hy-Vee string cheese sticks, cut lengthwise to create 8 total strips|
|¼ c. plus 2 tbsp. Hy-Vee pizza sauce, divided|
|¾ c. Hy-Vee shredded mozzarella cheese, divided|
|2 yellow bell pepper slices|
|2 Hy-Vee sliced black olives|
|1 slice(s) red bell pepper|
|3 tbsp. mini pepperoni slices|
Things To Grab
- Baking sheet
- Parchment paper
- Hy-Vee nonstick cooking spray
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spray with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. Shape 1/3 of pizza dough into an oval for the octopus head; place on prepared baking sheet. Cut 8 (1-inch each) strips of various lengths from remaining dough for tentacles; wrap dough strips around cheese strips; pinch the edges to seal. Attach strips to octopus head. Bake 5 minutes.
Spread 1/4 cup pizza sauce on the head; sprinkle with 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese. Add yellow bell pepper slices and black olives for eyes and red pepper strip for mouth. Brush 2 tablespoons pizza sauce. Lightly sprinkle with 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella. Top with mini pepperoni slices. Bake 10 to 15 minutes more or until cheese begins to brown.