Ducks 'n a Row: Make Minions Pizza For A Fun Family Movie Night

15 December 2015

Make Minions Pizza For A Fun Family Movie Night

By Sinea Pies

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I had no idea just how closely the kids in our family were watching their favorite characters, the minions. Kenzie (age 10) has been talking like a minion for weeks and I didn't know it. As soon as I saw the movie trailer, I realized that she "speaks minion!" She sounds just like them. One talented girl:) I wonder if she knows what she's saying? 
pizza recipe for a Minions Pizza
Ever since I saw Illumination Entertainment's Despicable Me 2 I, too, have loved those little yellow guys with their big-eyed goggles and blue overalls. It was only right that they'd get a movie all to themselves: Minions © 2015 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.  

When I heard about their new movie, I should have been faster. I wanted to take Kenzie to see it in the theater but her kid-at-heart Uncle Bob beat me to the punch. OK, I can adjust. I decided that I would buy the movie for all of us to see together as soon as it came out. This time I would not lose the race!

I made a note to buy the Minions movie Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack and that it would be available as of December 8, 2015. Easy to remember, that happens to be my birthday. But where would I buy one? I went to the Minions movie website to formulate my plan. On their website, I easily found a retail location by me.  Soon as school let out that day, I hightailed it straight to the store. Thank goodness, they had a copy and I bought it.  OK, I went a little crazy and got some cute stuffed minions, too. Happy birthday to me!  


So just how could we really do up a family movie night with the Minions movie? It should be especially fun. Sure, we could make Minions desserts but I wanted to try something different. How about pizza? A minions pizza! Check it out. Does it look like a minion to you? Can you see his little pepperoni slice smile? Please say "yes." 

Here is how I made this special edition pizza for a fun #MinionsMovieNight!

Minion Pizza Recipe
Pizza dough* (recipe below)
Pizza sauce
Mozzarella, shredded
Mozzarella, slices
Black olive slices

Prepare your pizza dough first.

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Pizza Dough Ingredients

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Mixing Up The Dough

Pizza Dough Recipe

1 pkg. active dry yeast
1 tsp. granulated white sugar
1 cup warm water
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 T. olive oil
1 tsp. salt

Directions - Pizza Dough
Preheat oven to 450°
Using a room temperature or slightly warm mixing bowl* combine warm water, sugar and yeast. Mix. Let stand for about 10 minutes until yeast is frothy.
*Tip: A warm bowl helps to maintain the temperature of the water, increasing the effectiveness of the yeast.

Stir in remaining ingredients.
Beat until smooth.
Allow the dough to rest for 5 minutes
Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface.
Pat it with your fingertips it into a "minion" shape, about 1/2" thick.
Spoon on sauce to the edges.
Arrange other toppings (instructions below) and bake at 450° for about 20-25 minutes. 
Tip: Keep an eye on your pizza. Remove when it is golden brown.

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Minions Pizza Toppings

Directions - Toppings
Cover pizza dough with 2/3 cup jarred pizza sauce up to the edge.
Spread shredded mozzarella evenly over the sauce
Use pepperoni slices to create his overalls.
Sliced black olives form the goggles. 
Reserve 2 sliced black olives for the pupils of his eyes.
Using a circular cookie cutter* cut out two rounds from sliced mozzarella. They will be the eyeballs.
Use a sliver cut from pepperoni for his little mouth.

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Cutting Mozzarella Slices For Minion Eyes

Tip: if you don't have a circular cookie cutter, use the end of a clean drinking glass or clean empty can. I used the black olives can!
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Unbaked pizza.

Tip: For this picture, I put the cheese eyeballs and black olive pupils in place. I wanted you to see what it looks like. For baking, I waited until the pizza had baked for 15 minutes and  then I put them on. This way, the cheese eyeballs won't melt much and it keeps the look.

Bake at 450° for 15 minutes.
Add the mozzarella eyeballs and black olive pupils.
Return to oven and bake until golden brown

Take a picture of your work of art.
Let's party!

For more great minion food and party ideas, go to Minions Movie Night. Come back and tell me which minions-inspired recipes are YOUR favorites!

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Have a fun family movie night and serve minion pizza! 
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