Find easy, flavorful pizza recipes for kids for quick meal options including pizza rolls, pizza pockets, pesto pizza, pizza muffins, and more! These are easy kids meals for lunch or dinner (that grown ups can enjoy too).


Pizza Recipes for Kids

We all know that kids love pizza—mine sure do! But it’s fun to use the flavors they love in easy recipes that work to make-ahead and pack for lunch. Or just to vary how we’re serving a favorite food.

This list has my favorites, plus my go-to dough recipe, so you have lots of options to consider.

(Find my favorite pizza ideas for lunch, too and my Ultimate Guide to Easy Pizza.)


1. Pizza Toast

I love this so much that I often make it just for me! Lightly toast bread, then spread on a little pizza sauce and shredded mozzarella. Place onto a pie plate or baking sheet and pop under the broiler set on High on a rack about 4-6 inches away and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

Serve with cut up fruit for an easy toddler meal.


2. Pizza Muffins

Bake a batch of easy Pizza Muffins for the flavor kids love, in an easy to eat (and reheat!) format that works SO well for little kids. (And parents.) These healthy muffins have a dose of shredded carrots for extra nutrition and are an easy lunch option to pack or serve at home.

Pizza Muffins (with Veggies!)
These work well to make ahead and warm up for an easy lunch or dinner. These taste best served warm.
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3. Pesto Pizza

With three simple ingredients, iron and Vitamin C in the sauce, and a kid-friendly format, this super easy Pesto Pizza is a perfect kids lunch or dinner…that parents will enjoy too!

Quick and Easy Pesto Pizza
You can use any store bought crust for this recipe, or try my easy Whole Wheat Pizza Dough. I like making these as personal pizzas for the kids since they cook so fast, but you can also make one large pizza. See the Notes at the bottom for that info.
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pizza roll on blue divided plate

4. Mini Pizza Rolls

This Mini Spinach and Cheese Pizza Roll recipe is packed with nutrition—and even greens!—but the cheese, and silly spiral shape makes them much more appealing to toddlers and big kids! And you can make them in about 30 minutes and stash them in the fridge or freezer for future meals.

Favorite Pizza Rolls (with Spinach and Cheese)
Be sure to grease your pan well and roll the dough up fairly tightly around the fillings for best results. (But it's okay if they don't look perfect when they go into the pan!) 
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pesto-pizza-rolls on wooden plate

5. Pesto Pizza Rolls

Vary the idea of pizza rolls by topping with pesto instead of pizza sauce. This is a yummy way to serve up some greens to kids.

Homemade Pesto Pizza Rolls
With just 5 simple ingredients, you can bake Pizza Rolls with delicious flavor from pesto. These are versatile, perfect for any age, and a great make-ahead lunch or dinner option.
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pizza rolls on wooden plate
pizza pockets with broccoli and cheese

6. Pizza Pockets with Broccoli

Whether you’re looking for a healthy make-ahead dinner for the whole family or a new way to serve up veggies to the kids, these Homemade Pizza Pockets with Broccoli and Cheese are a delish option. They are a super fun way to change up how you usually serve pizza AND are easier to make than you might think.

Pizza Pockets with Broccoli and Cheese
If you’re using Homemade Pizza Dough, make it at least an hour before you plan to assemble the pockets. If using store-bought, let it sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes so it’s not super cold when you try to form the pockets.
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pizza pockets with broccoli and cheese
greek pita pizzas on pink plate with peaches

7. Greek Pita Pizza

With a simple no-cook method plus whole grains, plant-based protein, and probiotics, these easy Greek Pita Pizzas are a super quick and easy dinner (or lunch!) for kids.

Easy Greek Pita Pizzas
Serve these assembled as shown, or with the toasted pita bread alongside the hummus and toppings depending on how your child will prefer it.
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greek pita pizzas on pink plate with peaches

8. Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

Learn how to make the easiest whole wheat pizza dough without kneading and with a very small amount of yeast. It has amazing flavor, can be made ahead, and requires zero kneading!

Whole-Wheat Pizza Dough
You can make this up to a week ahead of time or on the same day, depending on when you decide to make pizza! Try using it in my Pesto Pizza recipe.
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9. Pizza Bites

Fluffy Pizza Bites are a seriously delicious lunch or dinner option—and you can customize the filling to please your kids! We like these with a little side of warmed marinara sauce for dipping. (Holy moly, they’re so yummy.)

Pizza Bites (with Veggies!)
Fluffy pizza bites are a delicious lunch or dinner option—and you can customize the filling to please your kids! We like these with a little side of warmed marinara sauce for dipping.
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10. Pizza Lunchables

Whether for home or packed for school, this is a seriously fun pizza lunch.

DIY Pizza Lunchables
Have more fun with lunch with this super quick and easy Pizza Lunchable idea. It's one of our favorite copycat recipes that makes it less expensive to recreate Lunchables at home…that you can even customize!
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homemade pizza lunchable on counter.
english muffin pizza with clementine

10. English Muffin Pizza

With just three ingredients, this short-cut pizza is a super simple meal option. We like to do it with whole grain English Muffins, but any work. And you can do pizza sauce or pesto, depending on what your kids like. Cut up for younger kids to make them a little easier to chew.

Spread a little pizza sauce onto two halves of an English muffin. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Add any other pizza toppings you like. Bake in a 400 degree F oven for about 6-8 minutes or until cheese is melted and warmed through.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I put on my kid’s pizza?

You can do red sauce, pesto, or just brush with olive oil. Kid-friendly pizza toppings may include chopped broccoli, pepperoni, cooked sausage, mushrooms, mini meatballs, shredded chicken…there are so many options!

How can I make homemade pizza taste better?

Be sure to salt your dough and to use a sauce that you like the flavor of. You can also add extra pizza seasoning to add the classic pizza flavor.

What kind of pizza is best to reheat?

Pizza muffins and Pizza Rolls work really well to make ahead and reheat, but almost any pizza can be reheated in a toaster or regular oven for a few minutes (or until the cheese is melted) at 375 degrees F.

Tips for the Best Pizza for Kids

  • Be sure that the cheese isn’t too hot before serving pizza to kids.
  • Vary the sauce (marinara or pesto) or go with one you know they like—up to you!
  • Dice up or cut into sticks to make these foods easier for little kids to chew.

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