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This Biscuit Pizza Recipe Will Get Your Kids Excited to Cook

Mamma mia, we love pizza! There’s no denying this delectable dish holds a special place in many of our hearts—and our bellies. In the United States alone, people eat, on average, 46 slices each year. 

The world’s passion for pizza knows no borders, and each country has put its own spin on the gooey goodness. In Mexico, some pies come topped with refried beans and chorizo instead of tomato paste and pepperoni, while in Japan, pizza lovers like a slice with corn and squid. This dish originally comes from Naples, a city in southern Italy, where people created the first pizzas in the late 1700s and early 1800s. The dish was particularly popular among the working classes, or lazzaroni, who would buy pizza from street vendors on their way to work.

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Neapolitans loved pizza because it was cheap, quick to make and eat, and delicious (the same reasons so many love the dish today). When Italians immigrated to northeastern U.S. cities in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, they brought their pizza recipes with them. Soon, people in places like New York, Boston, and Philadelphia were lining up for a slice or two.

While some of the best slices still undeniably come from cozy local bistros or street vendors, you can easily make pizza at home with just about any toppings, sauces, and crust you want. This versatility is great for families—especially ones with picky eaters or dietary restrictions—because you can find a recipe to suit almost anyone.

And pizza isn’t just fun to eat. It’s also fun to make! This biscuit pizza recipe for kids is a great way to get kids in the kitchen and put a fun spin on a favorite meal.

A table covered in flour and ingredients with hands adding pepperoni to a pizza.

How to Make Biscuit Pizzas for Kids

Biscuit pizzas are customizable snack-sized versions of the classic Italian dish with a flakey, buttery crust that doesn’t require much prep—a big difference between pizza dough and biscuit dough. This mini biscuit pizza recipe is perfect for a delicious after-school snack or an easy dinner and can be prepared with the help of young chefs.


  • 2 packages of canned biscuits
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 small jar of pizza sauce (or tomato sauce)
  • 1 package of pepperoni slices
  • 1 chopped green bell pepper 
  • ½ chopped red onion
  • Any other favorite toppings!


  1. To begin, an adult should preheat the oven according to the instructions on the biscuit canisters. 
  2. Kids can help separate the biscuits and place them on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Help your kids spoon 1–2 tablespoons of pizza sauce on each biscuit, and then sprinkle with 2–3 tablespoons of mozzarella. 
  4. Have your young chefs add their toppings of choice to their pizzas. 
  5. Finally, an adult should place the topped biscuits in the oven and cook them according to the package instructions. When the timer goes off, allow the pizzas to cool on the pan for 2–5 minutes before serving.
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Few Ingredients, but Plenty of Fun

Pizza is one of the best recipes to make with children because it only requires a few ingredients and delivers tons of flavor. Plus, an easy pizza biscuit recipe for kids is packed with learning opportunities! Older children can have fun trying out different topping combinations, and adults can lend littler ones a hand by explaining different flavors (pepperoni is salty or spicy, pineapple is sweet, and tomato sauce is tangy) and offering suggestions they’re likely to enjoy. Taking the time to connect flavors to words will help them understand how to describe what they like and don’t like and expand their palates at the same time.

Making pizza biscuits is a great way to get kids of all ages interested in cooking, and everyone gets to enjoy a tasty treat when they’re finished. Once the pizzas are cooked, you can taste-test their creations with the whole family. You just might discover a new combo that becomes a household favorite! 

A mother and son eating homemade pizza at the table.

Satisfy Pizza Cravings of All Shapes and Sizes

Once your children master biscuit pizza, try something a little more advanced with a classic New York pizza recipe. Kids of all ages will love kneading the dough, and older kids can partake in good old-fashioned pizza acrobatics by tossing it into the air!

Want to show your kids international foods can still feel somewhat close to home? Ekmek, a Turkish flatbread pizza, is a blend of Mediterranean flavors and classic pizza presentation. You can also introduce them to unique pizza toppings from around the world, like canned tuna in Germany or curry powder and bananas in Sweden.

Do your kids love tasting flavors from far-off places? Our Kitchen Adventures subscription box is great for growing foodies. They’ll get a set of great recipes from America’s Test Kitchen Kids—along with an activity, a story, a kid-friendly cooking utensil, and more—from a different country every month, so you can turn mealtime into a trip around the globe.

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