A super easy way to satisfy a pizza craving when you’re low on time or dough: Puff pastry steps in as the crust, and the rest is totally up to you! A great recipe to make with the kids.
I feel like I don’t have to do a lot of convincing on the topic of eating pizza, but I probably have to do quite a bit on the topic of making pizza.
I know that making your own crust can be time-consuming, finicky, and frustrating, so I’m taking this opportunity to encourage you to cheat. I’m not going to scold you for it.
Why puff pastry pizza is awesome
Using pre-made frozen puff pastry is going to make your pizza-making experience much easier, much faster, and much less frustrating.
Even better about this recipe is that it’s 100% customizable. I love mushrooms and olives on mine, but you could do whatever you want!
Tips for making puff pastry pizza
Make sure to thaw the puff pastry before rolling it out. If it’s still frozen, it will crack and then you’ll be sad. If that does happen for some reason, you can wait for it to come to room temperature and then use a rolling pin to gently press it back together – but it’s obviously better to avoid that step if at all possible.
Slice the puff pastry sheet in half. It’s enough to make two pizzas – trying to make one big one can end up a little too wet in the middle. Having it split into two pizzas makes the distribution for cooking more even.
Don’t be afraid to pile on your veggies and cheese – the more the merrier! My personal favorites are baby bella mushrooms, black olives, banana peppers, and/or mini pepperonis with a sprinkle of chili flakes. Crumbled Italian sausage and bell peppers are also freaking delicious.
Use little to no sauce. As easy and customizable as this recipe is, I will warn you – a heavy sauce may cause the pastry to get a bit soggy. So, I recommend no sauce or keeping it light. I promise you won’t even miss it.
Just follow the recipe and swap my ingredients for your own. You’ll be eating pizza in 20 minutes and it’ll be awesome.
I actually included a note in the post body that sauce may cause it to get a bit soggy, so you'll want to keep it on the lighter side if you use any. You could try doing a layer of cheese and toppings, and then drizzle the sauce over top of that and it may help!
Sarah @ Champagne Tastes
Monday 23rd of October 2017
Homemade pizza dough ALWAYS FOILS ME! I can never get it right. This sounds so yummy- I love this idea!