Maija Moments: Canned Soup Mom


5-Minute Mini Pizza

Faster Than The Drive-Thru and Easy Enough Your Kids Can "Help"

With three kids and a full-time job I do a lot of rushing around and some days you just can't avoid drive-thru meals. Other days I take it on as a personal challenge to come up with recipes that are faster than ordering and waiting in the drive-thru line (especially when they get your order wrong and you have to run in or drive-thru all over again).

These mini pizzas are one of those "recipes" though I hesitate to even call this a recipe because it's just so easy. So easy in fact that while the oven is heating up I get my kids to make their own pizzas.

They think they're cooking and I get a whole two minutes without hearing "I'm hungry is dinner ready yet?" It's a win-win for everyone.

My kids prefer their pizzas plain which means with no toppings except for sauce and cheese but feel free to add whatever toppings you like.

Using thin hamburger buns, available in your grocery store bread aisle, just toast.

Spread with pizza sauce.

Add cheese.




Like I said, it's hard to even call this a recipe.


3 thin hamburger buns (white or whole wheat)
1 can pizza sauce
2 cups shredded cheese

 Pre-heat oven broiler.

 Toast each half of the bun for 1-2 minutes (depending on strength of your toaster—you want them lightly toasted).

 Spread each toasted bun half with pizza sauce.

 Sprinkle with cheese and add toppings.

 Place on baking sheet (I cover mine with tinfoil for easy clean up) and broil for 3-5 minutes (until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbly).

 Slice and serve.

Yield: 6 mini pizzas.

PS: If you're looking for other super easy meal ideas check out my Three Ingredient Chicken Crockpot Tacos and my Inside-Out Cheeseburgers.