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American Flag Pizza

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We had some Monday fun and kicked off 4th of July week with an American Flag Pizza! Have fun serving this Patriotic themed pie for your celebration! This pizza comes together easily with my quick pizza dough which now has a gluten free adaptation!  The gluten free version comes together easily with the help of Bob’s Red Mill All Purpose 1-1 Gluten Free Flour Blend.  It will not rise as much and produce a thin crust – but we all love it and cannot tell the difference!

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We love pizza, turkey bacon and the 4th of July so we decided it would be fun to combine them all!  We used turkey bacon as the stripes but your toppings can be adaptable to your families favorites.  You could just use sauce, cherry tomatoes or red peppers for the stripes!

American Flag Pizza Topping Suggestions:

⭐️1 tbsp olive oil
⭐️2 cups shredded mozzarella
⭐️6-8 Small blue potatoes
⭐️1/4 cup tomato sauce
⭐️Stripes 6-8 pieces cooked turkey bacon, 1-2 red peppers, a pint of cherry tomatoes or pepperoni
⭐️Extra Cheese for stars (mine melted)

 

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This is a fun way to get your kids in the kitchen and into the 4th of July spirit!  It is also a great as Patriotic themed appetizer or kid friendly dinner option for your celebration!

American Flag Pizza - Photo

American Flag Pizza

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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings:1 large pie
Course:Appetizer, Main Course
Keyword:Gluten Free, Holiday, Kid Friendly, Kids in the Kitchen, pizza, Summer

Ingredients

  • 1 ball of pizza dough bought or made with my quick and easy dough recipe - gluten free, regular
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 6-8 Small blue potatoes
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • Stripes: 6-8 pieces cooked turkey bacon sauce, 1-2 red peppers or a pint of cherry tomatoes or pepperoni
  • Extra sliced cheese for stars mine melted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 and line an 11x17 sheet pan with parchment paper (if you are making the gluten free version make sure to spray the pan or brush with olive oil
  • Buy or prepare your quick and easy pizza dough
  • Roll and stretch out your dough to all corners so it covers the entire pan (Tip! If the dough shrinks as you stretch it, allow it to rest at room temperature for 5-10 minutes and try again)
  • Drizzle the dough with 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • Cover the dough with shredded mozzarella
  • Slice blue potatoes very thin and create a square in the left hand corner
  • Make stripes using sauce and bacon, pepperoni, red peppers or just cherry tomatoes
  • Bake for 10 minutes on the bottom rack and 5 minutes on the top rack
  • Optional: While it is baking cut stars out of sliced mozzarella, gruyere or manchego
  • Let cool for 5 minutes and place stars on top of potatoes - serve immediately
Did you make this recipe?I would love to see your creations! Snap a picture and tag @FoodPlayGo or #foodplaygo on Social Media!

 

 

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