Easy Kid-Friendly Meals for Thanksgiving Week

with a Mini Pepperoni Pizza Snack Recipe

Make simple meals for the whole Thanksgiving week. Meal planning for this holiday week involves more than just preparing time-consuming traditional recipes for the big turkey day. Enjoy quick and easy-to-fix recipes for the entire family.

Surprise your children who are out of school this week with fun foods that are filling and nutritious. Save at least one day during their time off to have a big breakfast together. Or, let each child decide the breakfast choice one morning.

Here are some breakfast ideas from the cookbook, Simple Summer Recipes:

Try this awesome bacon and egg breakfast from Pattycakespantry.com …

or serve up some of this delicious strawberry milk

Strawberry Milk

for your kiddos. And for a quick and easy lunch or dinner, try out this Mini Pizza recipe. I made these for my two littlest grandchildren. The kiddos liked them so much that I made them again the next day for middle and older littles and their mom and dad. They liked it!

Mini Pepperoni English Muffin Pizza Snacks

Pepperoni English Muffin Pizza Snacks

Easy Pepperoni English Muffin Pizza Snacks

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword pizza
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 280 kcal


  • 1/2 Thomas 100-Calorie Multi-Grain English Muffin
  • 1/4 cup Grated Cheddar Cheese Or use one cheese slice per muffin half
  • 1 slice Applegate Naturals Uncured Pepperoni


  1. Preheat oven to 420 degrees.

  2. Cut each English muffin in half.

  3. If using grated cheese, add a handful (about 1/8 cup) to the top of each muffin slice (or use sliced cheese torn in four pieces, three on top of the muffin and save one for the top of the pepperoni).

  4. Add one pepperoni slice on top of cheese.

  5. Add another 1/8 cup grated cheese on top of the pepperoni (or if using sliced cheese, put the fourth piece on top of the pepperoni).

    pepperoni pizza snacks
  6. Bake the pizza muffins for ten minutes (more or less, depending on how fast your oven bakes) - you'll know they are ready when the cheese has melted.

    pepperoni pizza

The mini pizza snacks actually make great quick meals.

I’ve been spoiled because my husband isn’t a picky eater. So when this daughter (who is a good cook and comes up with great recipes) and son-in-law (a bit on the picky side but is gracious to try out foods I make) likes one of my recipes, I get excited.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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