Angry Bird Pizza

From the Recipe Shoebox.

The Ingredients:

pizza dough, either store bought or homemade (check here for my recipe, minus the corn meal)
1 can pizza sauce (I tend to use spaghetti sauce)
shredded Mozzarella cheese
(probably a couple cups. I tend to just cover the pizza without thinking of how much I'm using)
Mozzarella cheese cut into circles
. (cut from a block of cheese or Mozzarella ball)
couple slices of cheddar cheese, cut into triangles
black olives,
sliced

The Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Roll out your pizza dough into a circle. You can make it as thin or as thick as you like. At the top, pinch two pieces of dough to stick up like the angry bird's feathers. Poke all over with a fork. (so it doesn't puff up). Sprinkle with cheese all over.

Bake in oven for about 10 minutes or until the edges of the crust start to get a little golden. Remove from oven and place on wire rack to "decorate" your pizza.

While your pizza crust is baking, cut out the cheese that you will need for the face. You will need 2 white circles for the eyes, a bunch of sliced olives for the eyebrows and the eyeballs, and some orange triangle cheddar cheese slices for the beak.

Here is the red angry bird for you to look at, just in case you need a reminder.

You can put pizza sauce over the entire pizza and then cover the bottom triangle with more cheese, OR just leave the bottom triangle with just cheese and no sauce. I left it with no sauce because I didn't want any red peaking out. Arrange the facial pieces.

Bake about 5 more minutes or until everything is completely melted and the crust is brown on the edges.

I hope you and your kids have fun with this. If anyone can figure out how to do a blue bird, yellow bird or green pigs, let me know. I just couldn't think of anything that would be appetizing for those colors. (except maybe a monterey jack cheddar blend might work for the yellow...)If your family likes black olives, I imagine that you could do the black bird.


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