Mommy Blog Expert: Mexican Fried Pizza Recipe Celebrates Fusion of Mexican American Food for Dia del Nino

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Mexican Fried Pizza Recipe Celebrates Fusion of Mexican American Food for Dia del Nino

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Throughout the year many cultural kids holidays are celebrated around the globe such as Japanese Boys Kite Day (May 5) and Israel Children's Day (November 20). The next big celebration dedicated to children will be marked in Mexico (and by Hispanic families in the U.S. and elsewhere worldwide) with Día del Niño on April 30th. 

Mexican Fried Pizza,
Though we are not Hispanic, my own hubbie and kids appreciate the cuisine characteristic of this rich culture. So, inspired by my family's love of Mexican food, I've created this original Mexican Fried Pizza recipe that is a fusion of favorite and popular kids American and Mexican foods like pizza, tostadas and salsas.

Some key recipe ingredients,
Día del Niño, a festive kid-friendly celebration that began in 1925, is rooted in the presidential period of Álvaro Obregón. It is one of the older youth-focused holidays in the world and is celebrated at school with students in Mexico with special activities, games and foods. It is also enjoyed by families at home, often including cooking with kids.

Mexican Fried Pizza

This is a twist on classic tastes many of us love here in America, merging fried food, pizza and tostadas into a single delicious, crispy menu item. Why not spend some quality time in the kitchen with your child and make these together? Even younger kids will enjoy building their own Mexican Fried Pizza, choosing from the colorful and healthy toppings you set out for them. Any time of year, I think this would be fun for a kids slumber or birthday party activity, too.

Spicy Hot Peppers & Salsa Verde, 
Time to Make: 30 minutes
Makes 8 Servings

  • 8 Soft Corn Tortillas
  • Corn oil for frying
  • 1 jar spaghetti sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Your choice of colorful & healthy toppings: fresh basil, sliced avocado, sliced multi-color sweet mini peppers, defrosted frozen corn, hot peppers, etc.
  • Guacamole, sour cream 
  • HERDEZ Salsa Casera Mild
  • HERDEZ Salsa Verde

1. Add a small amount of corn oil to frying pan and heat till hot, but not smoking.
2. When pan is hot, gently place corn tortillas in pan one at a time, cooking less than a minute per side. Watch carefully to avoid burning, then remove to drain excess oil and cool on paper towels.
3. Now the fun begins for kids. To cut down on the mess, give each child a pie pan to build their creation. Then, set out cool crispy tostadas, the spaghetti sauce, mozzarella cheese and an assortment of freshly cut veggies and other toppings. 

Ready to Eat,
4. After the kids have added their choice of raw ingredients, an adult should transfer their gastronomic creations to a pre-heated 400 degree oven. Watching carefully, bake for 1-2 minutes, just until cheese is melted.

5. Serve with bowls of guacamole, sour cream and HERDEZ salsas and other sauces. Most important: enjoy!

HERDEZ offers a range of salsas and sauces for authentic Mexican and South American dishes as well as Mexican and American fusion food. To learn more about their products and many more delicious Mexican food recipes as well as How to Celebrate Día del Niño, ideas for cooking with your kids and more, visit the official website. For more fun and foodie inspiration, follow the brand on Facebook and look for the hashtag #DíadelNiño.

Celebrate Your Chef 

Your child can join the fun and you can both win some great prizes if you enter them into the Celebrate Your Chef Giveaway on the HERDEZ Facebook page using the hashtag #HERDEZKids. Contest runs through 4/30/16. Official Rules.
  • Grand Prize - 2 parent & child cooking classes for 2 plus $1000
  • 2nd Place - 1 parent & child class for 2 plus $300
  • 3rd Place - Child cooking gift basket
  • Weekly Honorable Mention Prizes: Child size  Día del Niño apron

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Masshole Mommy said...

Those sound so good! We love Mexican food in our house :)

Emerald said...

Those fried pizzas look delicious. You know, I've never had a pizza anything like that before.

Shauna Torres said...

Now these look like my kind of pizzas. I don't like tomato sauce so this is perfect for me. Thanks for sharing. I love it

NPC said...

I love Herdez, these look incredible. We have something similar in El Salvador, but we add beef instead. So yummy!

Lisa Collins said...

I've never heard of Mexican Fried Pizza but now I want to eat them all. What an easy dish to make!

Jeannette said...

We were looking for something different for dinner! I think this is the winner! YUM!!!

Dawn Lopez said...

My whole family loves Mexican food and I like how they can all make the flavor they want. Totally fun and delicious family dinner idea!

Cynthia Landrie said...

This looks really yummy. I know that Herdez has been around for a long time and I love the varieties they have. These pizzas look yummy

Ann B said...

Mexican Fried Pizza looks so delicious and easy to make. I will have to give this recipe a try on the weekend.

Lisa B said...

My kids are going to love this recipe. I like how easy it is to make.

teenybod said...

Oh yum! These look so simple and fun for the whole family to put together and enjoy!

MySentimentExactLee said...

Mexican pizza is the best and your recipes are even healthier looking than I'm used to! I'll be trying these out immediately. #avocado

Life With Kathy said...

That looks amazing. I've never heard of fried pizza before. I'll have to try these out. Sounds yummy!

Susan@Organized31 said...

I've never heard of Mexican Fried Pizza, but I've never met a Mexican dish I didn't like. Can't wait to try your recipe.

Angela Ricardo Bethea said...

I have never tried a mexican fried pizza recipe. But it sure does look very tasty and I can't wait to give this a try for my family.

Monica Maloney Heidler said...

What a great giveaway! That pizza looks awesome!!!

Stacey D said...

Love great Mexican food! And we always top ours with Herdez!