Fancy pizza but no time to make dough? This easy puff pastry pizza recipe is just what you need. Simple to make and quick to cook it's bound to be a hit with the whole family.
We love puff pastry pizza. It's such a quick and easy way to prepare lunch or tea for hungry kids. And us adults like it too.
I often struggle with weekend lunches.
After the week's lunch boxes (for the kids) and heated up leftovers (for me), the weekend feels like a chance to have something a little more exciting for lunch.
But with three picky eaters in the family - all in their own way - it can be hard to find something that likes.
Puff pastry pizza is a great solution to that problem.
Not only do all three kids love it, it's also easy to veganise (for me) and so straightforward to make that the kids can do it themselves.
For full recipe, ingredients and quantities go to the printable recipe card at the end of this post.
I've kept this recipe really simple - see below for additional toppings ideas.
All you need for the basic recipe is:
- puff pastry
- tomato sauce (I've included a recipe to make your own or use shop bought)
- grated cheese, dairy free if vegan
- dried oregano.
Puff pastry pizza toppings
If you want to make your puff pastry pizza even better here are some of our favourite additions:
- a few dollops of pesto
- any chopped vegetables that you enjoy eating on pizza
- pine nuts
- sundried tomatoes
- sliced red onion
- freshly torn basil
It's a great recipe for kids to make too. See more easy recipes for kids to cook.
Is it worth making your own tomato sauce?
Well, yes I think it is. Homemade tomato sauce always tastes great and it'll make your puff pastry pizza even more delicious.
For this reason I've included a recipe below for how to make your own homemade tomato sauce.
However, as I mention above, any tomato based sauce will work well here. Feel free to use shop bought pizza sauce or passata to make this even quicker.
If you want to up the nutritional content try topping with:
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days.
Serve them cold, add them to a lunchbox, or reheat for a few minutes in a hot oven.
Not suitable for reheating in the microwave as the pasty will go soft.
Can puff pastry pizza be frozen?
Yes. This easy pizza recipe freezes well. Let it cool completely then cut it into portions (I usually do eight) and pop in the freezer for last minute lunches or to put in a lunchbox.
Freeze for an hour on a tray first or slip a little bit of baking paper between each slice to prevent them from sticking together.
Reheat in a pre-heated oven from frozen or allow to defrost in the fridge and serve cold.
More puff pastry recipes
If you like this you might also like these other recipes that use ready made puff pastry:
- puff pastry twists with pesto and cheese
- easy pizza pinwheels
- butternut squash cheese straws
- beetroot and goats cheese palmiers
- vegan puff pastry tart
How can I make this puff pastry pizza vegan?
Very easily! Most shop bought puff pastry is vegan - but always check the ingredients to be sure.
Simply use grated dairy free cheese and you'll have a quick and easy vegan puff pastry pizza on the table in no time.
How to make puff pastry pizza
This recipe really couldn't be any easier. You can make it your own by adding extra toppings or perhaps using pesto instead of tomato sauce
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Puff pastry pizza
For the pizza
- 375 g sheet of ready rolled puff pastry
- 50 g grated cheese or vegan alternative
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
For the tomato sauce (alternatively use ready made)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 small onion finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic crushed
- 400 g tinned chopped tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon tomato purée
- dash balsamic vinegar
- ½ lemon juiced
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
For the tomato sauce
- Heat a tablespoon olive oil over a medium heat in a small saucepan. Add the chopped onion, stir and reduce the heat to low. Cover and sweat for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until completely soft.
- Remove the lid, add the garlic and cook for a further minute. Add the chopped tomatoes, 1 tablespoon tomato purée, a dash of balsamic vinegar, the juice of half a lemon and a teaspoon of dried oregano.
- Bring to the boil and then reduce the heat to low and allow to simmer for anything up to one hour until the sauce has thickened. Don't worry if you don't have an hour - a few minutes will be fine.
- Allow the sauce to cool a little then blend with a handheld blender until smooth.
To make the puff pastry pizza
- Preheat the oven to 180°C(fan)/200°C/gas mark 6.
- Unroll the puff pastry and place on a baking tray. Prick a few times with a fork and score a border around the edge, about 1cm from the outside.
- Spread inside the border with the tomato sauce*.
- Sprinkle over the grated cheese and finally sprinkle over a teaspoon of dried oregano.
- Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until golden brown and bubbling.
- Allow to cool on a wire rack and then cut into eight slices.
- *You won't need all of the tomato sauce. Store leftovers in the fridge or freezer to use at a later date.
- Nutritional information is approximate and is intended as a guide only.