Margherita Pizza

Cooking Video for Kids: Pizza Margherita Recipe (Sneak Peek from Chef Junior!)

Be still my heart…I don’t dare enter the kitchen anymore during kids’ cooking night because I kibitz too much, but I know the kids have fun and do a great job. You and I both get a peek into what Paul and Leah do on Wednesday nights!

This week they made one of Paul’s recipes from Chef Junior, a cookbook by kids, for kids. Paul also edited the whole video and I didn’t even see it until it was completely finished!

How did he do? #proudmama

pizza margherita

Your kids can make margherita pizza with any homemade crust, pizza or spaghetti sauce, mozzarella (preferably fresh), sliced tomatoes, fresh basil, olive oil, and salt…or order Chef Junior to get Paul’s exact recipe!

Paul was inspired to write this recipe after he edited this interview with a chef.


Easy Margherita Pizza Recipe

Can’t view the video? Watch it here on YouTube.

Margherita Pizza Recipe for Kids


  • Pizza dough
  • Tomato sauce
  • Fresh mozzarella
  • Tomatoes
  • Fresh basil
  • Olive oil
  • Salt


  1. Prepare your pizza dough according to your recipe, roll out and bake for 7 minutes at 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Top your pizza with sauce, slices of mozzarella, and slices of tomato.
  3. Bake again for 7-8 minutes.
  4. Add whole basil leaves immediately after removing pizzas from the oven.
  5. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt to taste prior to serving.

Get Paul’s full recipe in the cookbook Chef Junior!

Find more cooking videos for kids here!

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Katie Kimball, CSME, creator of Kids Cook Real Food and CEO of Kitchen Stewardship, LLC, is passionate about connecting families around healthy food. As a trusted educator and author of 8 real food cookbooks, she’s been featured on media outlets like ABC, NBC and First for Women magazine and contributes periodically on the FOX Network.

Since 2009, busy moms have looked to Katie as a trusted authority and advocate for children’s health, and she often partners with health experts and medical practitioners to stay on the cutting edge. In 2016 she created the Wall Street Journal recommended best online kids cooking course, Kids Cook Real Food, helping thousands of families around the world learn to cook. She is actively masterminding the Kids’ Meal Revolution, with a goal of every child learning to cook.

A mom of 4 kids from Michigan, she is also a Certified Stress Mastery Educator, member of the American Institute of Stress and trained speaker through Bo Eason’s Personal Story Power.

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