Friday night at our house means one thing – pizza night! It is something I look forward to all week. For starters, I can easily have a love affair with any and all pizza but it also is one of my favorite nights of the week because it is a time where we are all relaxed and having some family fun in the kitchen. We all have our own roles. And we know them well. I make the dough and prep the ingredients de jour, the little one helps stretch the dough and tastes all the ingredients and hubby assembles the pizza while I stand back and smile at my little family while drinking a glass of wine. Who thought Friday nights at home at 5 o’clock could be the highlight of my week?
We definitely have our favorite go to pizza toppings that are on heavy rotation, but we try to mix it up from time to time with something fun and different. Something seasonal. Something out of the box. Something that would be easy enough for my toddler to enjoy but also interesting enough so us ‘grown ups’ don’t get board. This pizza hit the bullseye. Whole wheat pizza crust pilled high with sweet corn, flavorful sausage, spicy green chiles all topped with some sharp cheddar cheese. Different enough to make us feel adventurous while at the same time it has familiar ingredients for Ellie to recognize and feel comfortable enough digging into. If you wanted to get crazy, you could even top with some chopped spinach or kale, but it is Friday after all, and all serious veggies are optional in my opinion.
As far as pizza crust goes, you can use pre-made crusts, pre-made dough sold at most supermarkets or make your own dough. While I have used pre-made crusts, there is nothing better to me then making my own dough. I love to use either this or this recipe and have found that in a pinch they are both totally amazing with only a 30 minute rise time. I also try to double or triple the dough recipe and freeze the remaining balls of dough. All you need to do is remember to take them out of the freezer and leave on your counter in the morning and they will be ready in the evening.
Corn + Chicken Sausage + Hatch Green Chili Toddler Pizza
- 1 ear or roughly 1 cup organic Corn on the Cob, can also use Can or Frozen Corn
- 1 large or 2 medium links Chicken Sausage, Italian Flavored
- 3 Tbsp canned Hatch Green Chili
- 3 Green Onion, chopped
- 1 1/2 cup Shredded Cheese, I used a mix of Sharp White Cheddar and Colby Jack
- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
- Salt and Pepper
- Homemade or Store bought Pizza Crust
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