Wednesday, October 19

What I ate: Puff Pastry Pizza (and alliteration)

I'm not sure where this recipe first originated. 
All I know is that one day, when I was home from university. my mom made this 
for dinner and I was hooked. 
The ingredients were different but the concept was the same - 
pastry, veggies, simplicity and deliciousness.

One of the best things about this recipe is how little effort is required to make this dinner 
and how full-time fancy you will feel while eating it.

First, you'll need to pick up Puff Pastry from the grocery store.
You can usually find it in the frozen section near the frozen pie crusts.
Make sure you buy the one that offers 2 pieces of the larger size.

For this pizza, I used - 
sliced tomatoes | sauteed mushrooms, garlic and green onions | basil | goat cheese.
But honestly, you can throw on whatever floats your boat... 
except water. It may float your boat, but it will flood your pastry. 
Come on folks, nobody ever found the literal funny.

Fold the edges of the dough into itself to create a puffy edge.
Next, brush the crust with pesto to create a sauce and the edges with 
olive oil to ensure they cook evenly.
Once you have sauce spread everywhere you'd ever wish sauce would go,
(obviously, I love sauce ...and dips ...and mayo -while we're on the subject, but I digress)
begin to layer your toppings. 

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Cook for 10 - 15 minutes, or until the pastry is puffed and the edges are golden.

Below is the second puff pastry pizza I made (the pastry comes two pieces to a box)
It may have been even more delicious than the first. 
It was also most definitely messier because of ALL the toppings, 
but I'd choose awkward eating and tons of delicious toppings, 
over impressing my dining companions with not making a mess, 
any day.

Be careful when rolling out the dough. Since it has been thawed,
the dough is slightly sticky. I use lots of flour on the rolling pin and counter
or I try to stretch the dough instead.

Feel free to switch up the ingredients and use your favourite toppings.
everything will taste delicious. Everything.


  1. I just love your yummy food posts!!  I can't wait to try this one!

  2. My mother used to make this for us all the time, my favorite was always the 'margherita' with tomatos, basil, and big chunks of mozzarella all over. I may have to buy some puff pasty on my way home ;)

  3. oooo mozzarella would be SO amazing with the tomato and the basil!

  4. Oh, I'm so glad you like them and you should definitely try this, it is SO delicious and SO easy!


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