Every child loves Dr. Seuss! Why not celebrate this beloved author with another childhood favorite–pizza! This recipe will show you how to make your own whimsical and delicious Dr. Seuss-themed pizza, just in time for Dr. Seuss day (March 2) and month (March!) This pizza is easy to make, and the kids in your life will love feeling like chefs as they recreate the infamous hat of one of the most iconic Dr. Suess characters: the cat in the hat! We suggest whipping this up for dinner and reading the book to your children while it bakes in the oven.
Note: To make this pizza recipe super quick and easy, we suggest using pre-made Pillsbury dough that you can buy in the can from the store. If you’re gluten free, you may also want to try this mix for gluten free pizza dough!
Before you start working on your pizza, go ahead and get prepped. This means preheating your oven to 400 degrees. You’ll also want to prepare a large baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper (unless you are using a pizza stone). You may also want to flour your surface for working with the sticky pizza dough.
Next, you’ll take your prepared pizza dough and divide it into two pieces: one piece will be about 1/4 of the dough, with the other piece will make up about 3/4 of the dough. Roll out the smaller piece into a flat, oblong shape (this will make up the brim of the hat) and then roll out the larger piece into a rectangular shape for the tall part of the hat! Make sure you roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to prevent sticking!
Once your shapes are finished, you’ll gently arrange them onto your pizza stone (or parchment lined baking sheet) as shown in the picture below.
Make sure the rectangle shape is on top of the oblong shape. You will go ahead and bake the dough in the pre-heated oven for 5 minutes. After it’s cooked comes the super fun part: decorating! Tomato sauce, white mozzerella and pepperoni works perfectly to recreate the infamous Cat’s hat! Your kids will have a great time with this part, too.
First, you’ll spread out a thin layer of your favorite pizza sauce over the cooked dough.
Then, you’ll cover the whole thing with delicious mozzarella cheese!
After that, use the pepperoni slices to create a striped pattern on the hat.
When you’re happy with your creation, place the pizza back into the oven for an additional 5 to 8 minutes, until the cheese is melted and slightly golden on top. YUM.
When your Cat in the Hat Pizza has cooled off a bit, enjoy slicing it up creatively! Maybe follow up your pizza night with more wonderful Dr. Suess books or a Suess-inspired movie!
Do you love Dr. Suess? What is your favorite Dr. Suess book?Print
Every child loves Dr. Seuss! Why not celebrate this beloved author with another childhood favorite–pizza! This recipe will show you how to make your own whimsical and delicious Dr. Seuss themed pizza, just in time for Dr. Seuss day (March 2) and month (March!)
Pizza dough, homemade or store-bought refrigerated
Pizza sauce, homemade or store-bought
Mozzarella cheese, about 3 cups
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Divide the pizza dough, using about ¼ of the dough to roll flat for the brim (circle) of the hat. Roll out the remaining pizza dough on a lightly floured surface or pastry mat into a rectangle.
Place shaped dough on parchment-lined baking sheet with the rectangle over the circle. Bake for about 5 minutes.
Remove pizza dough from oven and add sauce, mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni to create the stripes of the hat.
Return to oven and bake an additional 5 to 8 minutes, depending on the thickness of your dough and desired doneness.