Making a Deadpool Pizza

My daughters are bummed that I won’t take them to see Deadpool. Apparently, he’s their favorite comic book character. This was news to me — I don’t think they’ve ever read a Deadpool comic book. (As for the reasons why the kids are sitting this one out, read GeekDad’s 7 Things Responsible Parents Should Know About Deadpool (Only 1 of Them Matters)).

For months leading up to the movie’s release, I’ve been subjected to incessant questions about the possibility of them going to see Deadpool — and the answer is always no. But I caught a break last week when Rosanna Pansino, the host of the super-popular nerd-themed YouTube cooking show Nerdy Nummies, released a video on how to make a pizza that looks like Deadpool’s mask.

You see, my youngest daughter is a big fan of Nerdy Nummies. She spends a lot of time watching these videos and the two of us recently stood in line for four hours to meet Ro (as Rosanna refers to herself) and buy a signed copy of the Nerdy Nummies Cookbook.

So I offered a compromise with the kids: I still won’t take them to see Deadpool; instead we can make a Deadpool Pizza. Okay, so maybe not the greatest deal in the history of parent/child deals, but we enjoy cooking as a family, so they agreed.

None of us had ever made pizza dough before, but it turned out to be relatively simple procedure that gave us a great reason to use the KitchenAid mixer’s bread hook. We even took turns tossing the pizza dough into the air before Deadpooling it up, which was a lot of fun — and a little harrowing.

After diligently following the instructions in the Nerdy Nummies video, here’s what our Deadpool Pizza looked like when we pulled it out of the oven.

A pepperoni pizza made to look like Deadpool's mask.

Okay, so it doesn’t look as good as Ro’s and the dough is a little too thick for my taste, but for a first effort we’re calling it a win.

So if your kids love Deadpool but taking them to go see the Deadpool movie falls outside of your parental comfort zone, making a Deadpool Pizza is a fun alternative and a great activity for families who enjoy cooking together. The whole process takes about an hour from start to finish … not including clean-up.

 

Get the GeekDad Books!

   

Tom Fassbender recently completed a year-long trip around the world with his wife and two daughters. When he's not scouring the Internet for weird stuff, reading a book, or leading a group of 8th graders through a game of Pathfinder, he's riding a plane, train, boat, or automobile somewhere in the world. He writes about adventure and coffee at Fordsbasement and is also the author of the retro-noir mystery By the Balls: The Complete Collection.