Explore different cultures by creating mini pizzas from around the world.

Top It!

In this activity, kids can be creative with different pizza toppings to invent unique “multicultural pizzas” made on whole-wheat pitas. Try these recipes at home and share them with others!


Available in Shop 4-H Curriculum: Food, Culture and Reading
Grades: 3-5

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Servings: 2


To make all pizzas described below you will need:


whole-wheat pitas
1 red onion
1 red or green pepper
1 tomato (sliced)
1/4 cup spinach leaves
1 apple (sliced)
1/4 cup raisins
8 olives
1/4 cup Monterey Jack, mozzarella or feta cheese (reduced fat)
chili powder, parsley, cinnamon
olive oil

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Cooking Instructions

  1. Teams of two to four youth make pizzas using whole-wheat pitas.
  2. Each pita pizza is baked on a parchment paper lined pizza pan in a preheated 400-degree F oven for about 10 minutes. If no oven is available, place pizzas on paper plates and microwave on high for 2 minutes or until vegetables are cooked and cheese is melted. Never use metal or aluminum in a microwave oven.


Mexican Pizza

  1. Top pita with slices of red onion and red or green pepper.
  2. Sprinkle with grated reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese and chili powder.

German Pizza

  1. Top pita with thin apple slices.
  2. Sprinkle with raisins and cinnamon.
  3. Drizzle with honey.


Italian Pizza

  1. Brush pita with olive oil.
  2. Top with tomato slices and olives.
  3. Garnish with parsley.
  4. Sprinkle with grated mozzarella cheese.


Greek Pizza

  1. Brush pita with olive oil.
  2. Top with spinach, tomatoes, red onions, and black olives.
  3. Sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese.
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