Confetti Pizza

Did you all have a good Mother’s Day? I sort of celebrated my day last Monday when I got a few surprises in the mail for my sweetheart of a husband. Of course my daughter is too small to even know what Mother’s Day is, so we didn’t really do anything yesterday. I, of course, called my Mom and we had a good chat. There is something so calming about talking about the complexities of life with your Mom. I used to think we were so different when I was growing up, but since becoming a mother myself, it’s like all of a sudden I totally ‘got it’. I understood what being a Mom was all about…or so I thought. The longer I do this, the more I love it. It’s probably THE hardest thing I have ever done, however, it is the most rewarding and fulfilling….more then I ever thought it would be! I really don’t want my sweet little girl to grow up! Can anyone make time stand still? Please?

Besides celebrating this weekend, I also took the plunge and bought a car. Talk about overwhelming…especially doing it for the first time without my husband. Who knew it would take so long and be so stressful! Geeze. But the deed is done and I have a purdy new vehicle. I’ll be taking it on the road to go to Utah and Idaho to visit some friends and family. I’m so excited to see my sister. She is awesome x 1000. Maybe I could convince her to do a ‘how to make your own fondant’ post….and a follow-up ‘how to cover a cake in fondant’ post. She’s a very talented self taught cake decorator. For reals. Would you guys want to learn about fondant stuff?

Ok, enough of that.

Let’s talk pizza. Namely, this pizza.

First, a little background: my daughter’s favorite food is pizza. If you put something she supposedly doesn’t like on a pizza, she will eat it. It took my a while to figure this one out but once I did, it was miraculous. A great day in the Brennan household.

With this in mind, I have been making pizzas a little more regularly from scratch. Last week, I came up with this little gem. I topped this pizza with a ton of southwest healthy goodness that is on the ever growing no eat list– salsa, turkey taco meat, black beans, corn, cheese, peppers, onions, tomatoes, cilantro, etc.. And guess what? She ate it! A whole entire piece.

What a rascal.

Moral of the story: it is possible to trick your kids….and eat more pizza!

That’s what we’ve been doing and dinner time has become more of a happy time. Plus my little one has gotten really good at saying ‘pizza’.

Improving appetites and vocabulary skills one slice at a time. What a motto… for me!

Happy Monday, folks! :)

Confetti Pizza

yield:4-6 servings
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1/2 pound pizza dough
1 cup chunky salsa
1/2 pound turkey taco meat
3 cups grated cheddar cheese, divided
1/2 cup black beans
1/2 cup sweet corn
1/4 cup diced onion
1/2 green bell pepper, diced
1 tomato, diced
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
lime wedges


Place pizza stone in oven and preheat to 500 degrees. {If you don’t have a pizza stone, use an upside down baking sheet that is large.}

Stretch pizza dough out to be 12-14 inches in diameter. Spread salsa, taco meat, half the cheese, black beans, corn, onions and peppers over pizza. Top with remaining cheese.

Bake on hot pizza stone for 10-15 minutes or until crust is cooked to your liking.

Remove pizza and top with fresh tomatoes and cilantro. Serve hot with lime wedges.

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18 Responses to “Confetti Pizza”

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    Cookin' Canuck — May 9, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    This pizza is so pretty. I love pizzas that are loaded with all sorts of veggies. If you have extra time while you’re in Utah, let me know. I’d love to meet you in person!


    • Lauren — May 9th, 2011 @ 2:32 pm

      OMG! Yes yes yes please!


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    Blog is the New Black — May 9, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Love the name! Looks great!


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    Faith — May 9, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    We had a wonderful mother’s day celebration for my mom. I am glad you’llmeet with your sister soon :) Ther pizza looks so wonderful and very rich in flavour. My kind of pizza.

    Have a great week ahead.


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    Marilyn Brennan — May 9, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Great entry AND title of your pizza! And hello, I watched you make your own homemade delicious fondant for Debbie’s cake! Anything you teach us is going to be great. I’m all eyes, ears and mouth…


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    Barbara Bakes — May 9, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    This is a pizza my family would love too. I’d love to get together while you’re in Utah!


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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — May 9, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    That pizza looks delicious! I love having those types of calls with my mom. Amazing how the mother/daughter relationship evolves so much over the years.


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    natalie (the sweets life) — May 9, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    I’ve made a similar pizza except we add spinach—love how bright and colorful yours is! Happy Mother’s Day :)


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    Mary — May 10, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    This looks wonderful. I think children love foods they can eat with their fingers. This is my first visit to your blog and I’ve been exploring your earlier entries. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers. You’ve created a spot that is welcoming and I really have enjoyed the time I spent here. I’ll be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary


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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — May 10, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    I love making homemade pizzas and my kids love eating them. Yours looks absolutely delicious and the colors make it so appealing!


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    Katrina — May 11, 2011 at 3:54 am

    Yum! This is my kind of pizza!


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    Katie — June 30, 2011 at 11:52 am

    I ended up making this with a pre-baked pizza crust, and it was delicious! I had a pepper from my CSA box, and I don’t normally like peppers. I thought this would mask the taste some, and it totally did. It was also pretty fast for a good weeknight meal.


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    Laura — October 13, 2011 at 1:03 am

    Thanks for sharing this recipe! I tried it tonight and loved it. When you say 4-6 servings, you really mean it; this was super filling.


    • Lauren — October 13th, 2011 @ 1:17 am

      So glad you liked it!


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    Ashley — November 27, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    I want to make this in advance and put it in the fridge to take somewhere. How long would it last in the fridge?


  14. #
    Ashley — November 27, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    I mean the pizza dough…


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    Janet — April 10, 2015 at 6:00 am

    So nice of you to do this……thanks



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