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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Fourth Of July Red, White & Blue Flag Pizza

Celebrate July 4th with a festive homemade pizza


   When you think of July 4th you think of barbecues and parties. Most people cook the standard burgers and hot dogs.  Year after year that can get quite boring. I have a great recipe for a 4th of July celebration that will be the hit of the party. For my 4th of July celebration, I am serving pizza that looks like a United States of America Flag. My family loves homemade pizza and we eat it about once a week. You can serve this pizza as an appetizer or the main dish. You, guests, will be amazed when they are served a pizza that looks like a flag. I made this pizza to remember my son who is in the Navy and was going to be overseas for the fourth of July. I make my pizza dough in a bread machine but you can use store bought or make the dough without a bread machine. Making homemade pizza dough is so simple.


Roll the pizza dough on a baking sheet 









To make the pizza look like a flag, roll the pizza dough on a rectangle baking sheet. Make sure to lightly oil the baking sheet or use a silicone mat. That way the pizza crust does not stick to the pan. I like to use a combination of my hands and a rolling pin to form the rectangle flag shape for the homemade pizza. 

Add plenty of mozzarella cheese


The best tasting pizzas use shredded mozzarella cheese. I like to buy my cheese by the pound and then shred it myself. You can also buy the mozzarella cheese already shredded to make things easier. If you want to add other white cheeses like parmesan for additional flavor, that can be done. If you have a dairy allergy or want a vegan pizza, use a plant-based pizza topping.

Add red, white and blue pizza toppings

 The pizza toppings are what matters in making the pizza look like a United States flag. I used diced tomatoes for the red stripes and the cheese worked for the white stripes. To make the blue square on the flag, I used purple potatoes. I then used mozzarella cheese cubes for the stars. Other vegetables that would work for the blue section of the flag would be red onions, beets, and purple cauliflower. So the choice is up to you. My pizza looked so awesome when it was done and the taste was so delicious. My family enjoyed eating a U.S.A flag pizza on the fourth of July. 

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                      Red, White and Blue Pizza

    Serves 6-8
    Ingredients
                  Pizza dough for one pizza- recipe at the end
         cherry tomatoes, sliced in half or 4 Roma tomatoes cut into small pieces
         2 purple potatoes, cooked and cubed into pieces
         2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
         2-4 ounces mozzarella cheese cut into tiny cubes for the stars
         Olive oil

Oven  400F

Brush oil on a baking sheet. Roll the dough onto the baking sheet and then prick the dough with a fork. Place the cheese all over the dough. In the corner of the pizza dough, arrange the cooked potatoes to represent the blue part of the flag. Then take the sliced tomatoes and arrange them on the dough to represent the stripes. Take the cheese cubes and place it on the potatoes to look like stars. Bake the pizza for 20-30 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is crispy. Slice the pizza into squares to serve but leave them on the baking sheet for a great presentation.


             Pizza dough recipe

            2 cups flour    3/4 cup warm water
            1 teaspoon salt    1 tablespoon oil
             1 tablespoon sugar   1 1/2  teaspoons yeast or one yeast package

Combine all ingredients in a bread machine and set on dough setting. If making by hand combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir until dough forms a ball. Knead on a floured surface into a ball. Let dough rise in a warm place for an hour.








40 comments:

  1. Great idea. I may try this and bake it on the grill.

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  2. what a creative and FUN pizza! And who can say no to pizza?? ;)

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  3. Great idea for independence day! Everyone loves pizza!

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  4. love this fun to make and such a great idea and way to talk about what state is popular for what ingredient thanks for sharing this awesome idea

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  5. So flipping creative! Pizza is def not the norm on the 4th, but this... TOTALLY a staple!

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  6. Love this so much! It would be a huge hit!! Pinned!

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  7. Cute!! It's great that it is a recipe for 4th of July that doesn't include blueberries and strawberries- I've got that covered already! Thanks!

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  8. I love this idea - just in time for the 4th! Thank you for sharing.

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  9. I will make this one for sure, I have a bread maker so that will for sure be much easier lol love it :) xo

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  10. Oooh how fun!! This is super cute and I definitely want to try this out!! Thanks for the lovely recipe :)

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  11. Great idea! Patriotic and tasty, too!

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  12. I was in the Army and I love this idea!

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  13. That looks so good! I love how easy it is to make, and it's perfect for the 4th.

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  14. This is such a cute pizza idea! I have seen so many plays on fruit flag cakes, but never a pizza!!

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  15. What a cute and festive idea! We do low carb but I so could alter it for our dietary needs. I bet my kids would love it too!

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  16. That is such a great idea. I love it! I may have to do this for the 4th. My kids will love it.

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  17. What a great idea for a pizza to celebrate the 4th. A festive touch to dinner.

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  18. Yum! This is such a great idea! We love pizza here so it's perfect!

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  19. This pizza came out perfect! I love the sweet potato flag!

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  20. katrina kroeplinMay 9, 2019 at 10:13 PM

    omg this is super cute! i have to try this out

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  21. How much fun is this?! Love it. So festive and looks delicious. I'll have to try it this 4th!

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  22. Your pizza looks so good, what a creative idea! I'm sure all your guests will be impressed if you bring this pizza on the table, for the 4th of July.

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  23. Super yummy and super original idea! To try and copy!

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  24. This is the best idea! I'll be making this with my kids for sure. We're a military family, so this would make sense at any time for us!

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  25. I like this type of idea wherein we can create theme to the food. This flag idea is proud to be feeling. I would like to try this kind pizza.

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  26. What a smashing idea. At first I thought you used blueberries for the purple area. I just could not think of anything else that was purple. I never actually heard of nor saw purple potatoes in my life. Good to know of their existence.

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  27. This pizza is so cute! and what a great idea! so perfect for the 4th of July indeed!

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  28. This is a great idea for when we have family and friends over for the 4th of July.

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  29. Stop it, that is totally adorable. I was totally trying to figure out what the blue was... glad you went for purple potatoes and not blueberries lol.

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  30. That is a really cool idea! Everyone loves pizza and it looks really good too!

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  31. My kids would love this! I think I need to make it ASAP. Thanks for sharing!

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  32. I'm sorry hun but I am not aware of what happens on 4th July. But yes the pizza looks super delicious. I guess I can try it anytime..!

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  33. This is so creative! I love it!

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  34. Looks so delicious! And I love it that it's not some yummy pizza but it symbolizes the American flag. Your crativity did it! I want a bite!

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  35. This is such a cool idea, I've never thought about using the potatoes for color!

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  36. Super cool idea for a Patriotic Pizza! I would never have thought of using purple potatoes!

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