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 lked green pepper! Ths s adorable… I thnk I mght adapt t and use four small basl leaves to make a clover :)

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      Jenny March 4, 2013 (9:10 am)

      What a great dea to use basl. Margherta pzza s also one of our favortes!!

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

    Super cute dea! I love how you adapted a typcal famly dnner nto a celebratory treat. My kds would lkely not go for the corned beef and cabbage ether, but they’ll certanly love the pzza.

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

    Looks delcous and I love how you had your “lttle chefs” help you! What a wonderful way to bond wth your kds!!

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    Daja March 5, 2013 (9:21 am)

    That’s very fun! I love St. Patrck’s Day recpes that don’t contan green food colorng!!! :-)

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    Michelle March 5, 2013 (12:36 pm)

    We love makng homemade pzzas. We use whole wheat flour for ours. I feel better about eatng pzza that way snce we would eat pzza every day f we could! Your recpes sound very smlar to ours although sometmes I cheat and use jarred spaghett sauce. I thnk the green pepper s a really cute dea for St. Patrck’s day! And I’m defntely gong to have to try those mnt cupcakes!!! Yum!

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

    These personally pzzas look delcous. I wsh I had the tme and energy to make my own pzza dough.

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

    That looks so yummy and t’s really so cute!

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    rdukes March 5, 2013 (7:55 pm)

    The green pepper shamrock s a really great dea … my lttle guys would love that! I’m pnnng ths … thanks so much for sharng at Project Inspre{d}!

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

    I love ths dea! I would love for you to share t ths week on Thrfty Thursdays lnk party @ Hope to see you there! Bonne

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

    Looks yummy! Thanks for sharng on Do Somethng Crafty Frday!

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

    Great dea! Pnnng ths to my St. Patrck’s Day board.

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

    Jenny, your personal pzza looks delcous, I love the flavors. Thank you so much for sharng ths specal recpe wth Full Plate Thursday and enjoy your weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Mz Helen

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

    Love your lttle pzzas. My grand kds wll have fun creatng these. Thanks for sharng at The Gatherng Spot ths week :)

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    danandmariel March 9, 2013 (9:58 pm)

    What a great recpe! I would love for you to share ths or any of your great deas at the lnk party gong 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)

    Ths s a great way to make pzza nto a St. Patrck’s treat. :) Thanks so much for sharng t at Romance on a dme!!

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    Lisa March 12, 2013 (6:16 pm)

    Ths s absolutely adorable! My kds wll love ths for St. Patty’s Day! :-) Thanks so much for lnkng up wth “Try a New Recpe Tuesday!” I hope you are able to jon us agan ths week. :-)

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    jamhandsblog March 17, 2013 (10:50 pm)

    Thank you so much for lnkng ths recpe up at Recpe Sharng Monday! The new lnk party s 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 lttle chefs,so cute!.I thnk ths s a great dea,plus your makng t from scratch! Kds love that! I would love t f you could come and share your posts at Monday of Many Blessngs Lnk Up!

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