5 Twists on Pizza Night


Pizza Night

Does your family have a pizza night?

Friday night has become our weekly family pizza night. We usually get take out, but here are a few ideas you can easily make at home!

Most of these recipes are even easy enough for your youngsters to help. Pizza + help from your kids? Does a meal get any better than that?

Add something like a green salad to these ideas and you have a family-friendly meal in no time at all! Enjoy!

Family Pizza Night Ideas

Pizza Grilled Cheese

I made this recipe years ago before my husband and I had kids, but now our little ones love it too! I basically just make grilled cheese as usual, you know, butter one side of the bread and add cheese (I use sliced provolone here), but before cooking, add some sliced pepperoni! Cook as usual and then serve with pizza sauce for dipping!

Pizza Grilled Cheese

Pizza Spaghetti

This is a new favorite at our house! I’m never quite sure how new recipes will go, even when it’s something I think they’ll enjoy, like pizza! The kids loved this recipe though! It was easy to make and you can easily customize the toppings to what your kids and family prefer.

Crockpot Pizza Ravioli

This recipe for the crockpot feels reminiscent of a supreme pizza with ground beef in the middle!  All of my kids liked it and it was really easy to make! That makes this dish a winner in my book!

Crockpot Ravioli Pizza

Pizza Balls

This is a fun recipe if you were having people over! The make a perfect appetizer or serve with a big salad to make more of a meal. The kids love eating these and more importantly, they can even help make them! We use frozen rolls for our dough, like this recipe, but I’ve seen recipes that use pizza dough too.

Naan or Pita Pizza

This is a favorite to make with my kids, who are 2 and 5. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Give each child a piece of naan or pita bread. I put sauce, cheese and other toppings in bowls with spoons, set it in front of them and let them put the toppings on their respective pizzas. Place the pizza on a baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted. How easy was that?

Do you have a favorite take on pizza night?

If so, I’d love to hear your ideas!

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Melissa is a Central Ohio native who’s been living in Columbus for the past decade. After graduating from Miami University and living in Boston for a few years, she’s happy to call the capital city of Columbus her home. Melissa’s currently a stay at home mom to Emily and Thomas who are four and one year old. When Melissa’s not chasing around her kids and changing diapers, she loves to cook, decorate her home, try out local restaurants, read a good book and those first sips of her morning coffee! She's recently hopped on the decluttering bandwagon and is sharing her journey on her insta-blog at @everyday.simple.mom.