Meet the Sullivans: Recipe: Silly Bug Pizza

October 20, 2014

Recipe: Silly Bug Pizza

Our son is a total bug lover -- aren't most young children? -- he loves to watch them crawl and climb, and while I'm not a fan of them in our house or climbing on us, I'm pretty interested in watching them too. I saw this idea for a cute bug pizza in on of the coupon ads in the Sunday paper last week and couldn't wait to recreate it for O.

There isn't really an ingredients list -- it's just standard pizza with some fun toppings arranged to look like a bug.

We used Naan bread as the base, topped it with my own pizza sauce (1/2 can of diced toms, 2 tbsps tomato paste, a little garlic, all blended in the Vitamix until smooth), shredded cheese, and then arranged the toppings:

1 slice of salami for the body
1 slice turkey pepperoni for the head
6 slices green bell pepper for arms
2 slices red bell pepper for the antennae
2 black olives for the eyes

Bake at 425 degrees on a pizza stone or pizza crisper for 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

O was so excited to sit down at the table for dinner when he heard he was having pizza with a bug on it! Upon seeing it he had a huge smile on his face and said "mommy that bug is so seeelly!", and Silly Bug Pizza was born. I hope your kiddos enjoy seeing this pizza on their plate as much as ours did!

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the girl in the red shoes said...

So cute Colleen! Hudson would LOVE this!

Elizabeth [Chasin' Mason] said...

So cute and creative! I love it!

E Hayes said...

Haha, A HATES bugs... like won't go down the slide if there is a "buggy" on it. She likes watching them from the window - spiders/stink bugs, but is afraid of fruit flies. Such a girl.

Unknown said...

These are SO CUTE Colleen! What a fun idea and I bet Owen loves it :)
XO Kelly

Sara McCarty said...

Adorable! Mac is obsessed with bugs too! Definitely going to have to try this!

Christina @ Still Lucky said...

This is so cute, I love it, what a great idea!

hello erin said...

Cutest pizza EVER!

Meg O. said...

Oh I love this!!!

Sarah said...

fun and oh so cute!

Jess at Just Rainbows and Butterflies said...

This looks so cute! Unfortunately, I have the world's picky's eater. How do you get Owen to eat everything you make or has he always been a good eater?

Alyssa said...

Love this!!!