Make Pepperoni & Bacon Pizza With The Kiddos

make homemade pizza with the kids

Have you made pizza at home? It is far easier than you may imagine. This is one of my favorite recipes to make with the kids because they get to paint the sauce on top and sprinkle whatever toppings they’d like on their section of the pizza. We start with our Whole Wheat Pizza Dough recipe to make the dough. Then you can easily make this Pepperoni & Bacon Pizza with the kiddos! You can also create personal pizzas if you prefer. Sometimes they will make their own shapes and add different toppings to their personal pizzas. For this recipe, we went with a full size pizza so you can see how much fun they have with it together. 

make homemade pizza with the kids

Pizza night is always a favorite for our kids, whether it is delivered or made fresh by them. It just adds a little more fun, freshness and a feeling of accomplishment when we make it together at home. 

kids making pizza

I started making pizza dough right after the little missy was born. Some of our friends had us over for pizza night and they had made their own dough and I loved it. I knew right then and there that it would be something we do on the regular. We make a mix of white and wheat flour to make the dough. Then just add olive oil, water, yeast, sugar and salt to combine. After the dough is made, I typically split it in two. One half goes in a ziplock to the freezer for next time and the remaining dough ball sits on the oven to rise for 45 minutes to an hour. 

make pizza with the kids

My daughter has been helping out in the kitchen for a while now and still loves it. It’s been really fun getting the little guy more involved lately. He has really been getting into what we’re making and loves being helpful. It’s always exciting to look through the photos after we make the food to see his expressions. Once the dough has time to rise, it’s time to kneed it twice and roll it out. We make sure to have flour on the surface so that it doesn’t stick. We either use a pizza stone or a cookie sheet. The stone is thicker so just allow a little more time in the oven if you go that route. Then it’s time to paint the sauce onto the dough and sprinkle on the toppings. 

add the toppings

We were going to make pepperoni pizza until I realized we had bacon in the fridge so this quickly turned into a Pepperoni & Bacon Pizza and the kids loved it! Get the recipe for this awesome Pepperoni & Bacon Pizza below! 🍕 

Bacon & Pepperoni Pizza

make homemade pizza with the kids

Pepperoni & Bacon Pizza

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Additional Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 14 minutes

Make this Pepperoni & Bacon Pizza with the kiddos today! They will love it and its packed with whole wheat and protein.


  • 2 cups of Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 Cups of White Flour (save 1/4 cup for dusting the rolling surface)
  • 2 1/4 Teaspoons of Instant Dry Yeast
  • 1 Teaspoon Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Salt
  • 1 1/2 Cups Water
  • 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil for Dough
  • 1-2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil for Baking
  • 1 Cup of Pizza or Pasta Sauce
  • 1 Cup Mozzarella Shredded Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup of Pepperoni
  • 1/2 Cup of Cooked Bacon


  1. Preheat oven to 400F
  2. Add all dry ingredients to a mixer and start the mixer. 
  3. Slowly add the olive oil and water.
  4. Add flour to a working surface.
  5. Knead the dough three times. 
  6. Cover the dough in plastic wrap and let rise for 1 hour. Slice dough in half to make 2 pizzas.
  7. Spread 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil on a pizza pan or cookie sheet.
  8. Knead the dough two times and roll out the dough onto the pizza pan or cookie sheet.
  9. Paint on the sauce then sprinkle on the cheese and toppings.
  10. Bake each pizza for 13-15 minutes at 400F.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1015Total Fat: 47gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 28gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 2143mgCarbohydrates: 117gFiber: 9gSugar: 4gProtein: 34g


I love sharing about family, food and fun in and around San Diego! Enjoy, Bri

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