Saint Patrick Day Personal Pizza

I try to get my Little Chefs to eat new things all the time, but when it comes to Celebrations and Parties, they hardly expect to eat  Corned Beef or Cabbage, maybe we will try that next year! So, for this Saint Patricks Day, they wanted PIZZA! I had to think, how can we put a St Patrick twist on Pizza?  As my Little Chefs pulled out all their favorite toppings to create their own personal pizza, out came the green pepper….and there was my answer –  how cute would a green pepper four leaf clover be on top of a Personal Pizza?!

St. Patrick Day Personal Pizza from #recipe #pizza

Since we make pizza quite frequently at our house, we have tweeked and created our favorite recipes for the dough and the pizza sauce.

St. Patrick Day Personal Pizza from #recipe #pizza  flourpizza

The Little Chefs are pros at making the pizza dough. They first combined the yeast and sugar, and had that dissolve in the warm water. They love to watch the yeast start foaming, they think it is a cool science experiment. Then they added the salt and olive oil and about 2 1/2 cups of the flour. Use Bread Flour for a much crispier crust, and all-purpose flour for a chewier crust. You then gradually kneed in the remaining flour just until the dough is no longer sticky. At this point you can use it right away, or cover it in plastic wrap and place it in the fridge, up to a couple days until you are ready to use it.  We then placed dough in well oiled bowl and let rise till doubled.

oilpizzasauce  seasoningsauce

In the meantime, the Little Chefs made the pizza sauce. The sauce recipe is for 2 lbs of pizza dough, so I usually half it, unless I am making a few pizzas. The recipe is so simple, we added all the ingredient together in a sauce pan. You bring to a boil, and be careful for “popping bubbles”, that is what my Little Chefs call the thick sauce when it starts to boil. We turn the heat on low and have it simmer for about 5 minutes.

punchingdough  rollingoutdough

Once the pizza dough has doubled in size, pound down the dough and let it relax for about 5 mintes. Little Chef B takes the dough pounding serious, with fists and all! Then you roll out the dough and shape it to the size you want.  Press your fingertips along the top of the dough to prevent bubbling.

pizzasauce    cheesepizza

peppizza  St. Patrick Day Personal Pizza from #recipe #pizza

The Little Chefs added their favorite toppings to their personal pizza, with the touch of Stain Patrick’s Day, a green pepper four leaf clover.

Do you need an idea for a St Patricks Day dessert? Try out our Andes Mint Cupcakes, the yummy green frosting is just perfect to your St Patricks Day fun! And if you would like to take a different spin on your traditional pizza, try our Pizza Rolls recipe! Don’t forget our free printable St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt.

St. Patrick Day Personal Pizza from #recipe #pizza

Saint Patrick Day Personal Pizza Dough


  • 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 c warm water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 3 c flour


  1. In large mixing bowl, dissolve the brown sugar and yeast, and let sit for about 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in oil and salt, and mix in 2 1/2 cups of the flour.
  3. Put dough onto a floured surface, and knead in more flour till no longer sticky.
  4. Place the dough in an oiled bowl, cover with cloth, and let rise till double in size.
  5. Punch down dough, let it sit for a minute before rolling out.
  6. Top with your favorite pizza toppings and cook at 425 degrees for about 15 minutes.

Saint Patrick Day Personal Pizza Sauce


  • 2 x 10 oz cans tomato paste
  • 1/2 c water
  • 1 T brown sugar
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 T parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder


  1. (Make with 2lbs of pizza dough)
  2. Combine all ingredients in sauce pan on medium heat and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.


I am a mom to Five Little Chefs who love to cook and create anything with their hands. Watching over 10 additional hands keeps me busy but is so much fun! We laugh and cry everyday, but then want to do it again the next day. That is how we know we are enjoying life!

19 Replies to "Saint Patrick Day Personal Pizza"

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    Karen Presley Dawkins March 4, 2013 (7:30 am)

    If only I liked green pepper! This is adorable… I think I might adapt it and use four small basil leaves to make a clover 🙂

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      Jenny March 4, 2013 (9:10 am)

      What a great idea to use basil. Margherita pizza is also one of our favorites!!

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    Barb Webb March 4, 2013 (7:42 am)

    Super cute idea! I love how you adapted a typical family dinner into a celebratory treat. My kids would likely not go for the corned beef and cabbage either, but they’ll certainly love the pizza.

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    Lisa Weinstein March 5, 2013 (5:55 am)

    Looks delicious and I love how you had your “little chefs” help you! What a wonderful way to bond with your kids!!

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    Daja March 5, 2013 (9:21 am)

    That’s very fun! I love St. Patrick’s Day recipes that don’t contain green food coloring!!! 🙂

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    Michelle March 5, 2013 (12:36 pm)

    We love making homemade pizzas. We use whole wheat flour for ours. I feel better about eating pizza that way since we would eat pizza every day if we could! Your recipes sound very similar to ours although sometimes I cheat and use jarred spaghetti sauce. I think the green pepper is a really cute idea for St. Patrick’s day! And I’m definitely going to have to try those mint cupcakes!!! Yum!

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    Christy (@upliftingfam) March 5, 2013 (2:06 pm)

    These personally pizzas look delicious. I wish I had the time and energy to make my own pizza dough.

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    KG Style Designs (@kgstyleinc) March 5, 2013 (2:19 pm)

    That looks so yummy and it’s really so cute!

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    rdukes March 5, 2013 (7:55 pm)

    The green pepper shamrock is a really great idea … my little guys would love that! I’m pinning this … thanks so much for sharing at Project Inspire{d}!

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    From Nature to Nurture March 5, 2013 (8:05 pm)

    I love this idea! I would love for you to share it this week on Thrifty Thursdays link party @ Hope to see you there! Bonnie

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    Vanessa @ See Vanessa Craft March 7, 2013 (8:51 pm)

    Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing on Do Something Crafty Friday!

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    Jessica @ Play Trains! March 7, 2013 (11:38 pm)

    Great idea! Pinning this to my St. Patrick’s Day board.

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    Miz Helen March 8, 2013 (11:30 am)

    Jenny, your personal pizza looks delicious, I love the flavors. Thank you so much for sharing this special recipe with Full Plate Thursday and enjoy your weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    Diane (@MamalDiane) March 9, 2013 (4:14 am)

    Love your little pizzas. My grand kids will have fun creating these. Thanks for sharing at The Gathering Spot this week 🙂

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    danandmariel March 9, 2013 (9:58 pm)

    What a great recipe! I would love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday through Tuesday) at ‘Or so she says …’ Hope to see you there!

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    BetsyPool March 11, 2013 (7:54 pm)

    This is a great way to make pizza into a St. Patrick’s treat. 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing it at Romance on a dime!!

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    Lisa March 12, 2013 (6:16 pm)

    This is absolutely adorable! My kids will love this for St. Patty’s Day! 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday!” I hope you are able to join us again this week. 🙂

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    jamhandsblog March 17, 2013 (10:50 pm)

    Thank you so much for linking this recipe up at Recipe Sharing Monday! The new link party is up and I’d love to see you back. Have a great week. 🙂

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    Our Home Of Many Blessings February 19, 2016 (1:53 pm)

    I love how you call them the little chefs,so cute!.I think this is a great idea,plus your making it from scratch! Kids love that! I would love it if you could come and share your posts at Monday of Many Blessings Link Up!

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