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puff pastry pizza

you know what i love? a pantry meal. that’s what i call the type of meal that needs no trips to the store, no fancy recipes, just a little creativity + using ingredients already in your house. the delicious pizza above was a pantry meal i whipped up a few days ago, for Week 15 of my One-New-Dinner-A-Week challenge. and people, it turned out so good – you’ve gotta try it!

i had a sheet of puff pastry in the freezer that i wanted to use up, leftover tomatoes from this pasta salad, + pepperoni + mozzarella from making pizza a few weeks ago. seeing those ingredients, i got an idea – a puff pastry pizza! i rolled out the puff pastry, baked it ’til golden, popped on our favorite toppings, baked it for a few more minutes + voila – done + delicious! the puff pastry lends such a lovely, buttery flavor – it’s a wonderful twist on traditional pizza. one puff pastry sheet pizza makes just enough for a light dinner for two, so if you’re serving a crowd, double the recipe, or make a salad to accompany it. the one thing i can promise? everyone will love it – my husband + i were so impressed that such a quick, easy pantry meal turned out so incredibly tasty!

puff pastry pizza

serves 2, a fearless homemaker original!

ingredients

1 sheet store-bought puff pastry, thawed (i use pepperidge farm)
1/4 teaspoon of italian seasoning (or more to taste)
1/4 cup of marinara or pizza sauce, homemade or store-bought (i like classico for store-bought)
1 cup of mozzarella, shredded
toppings of your choice – i opted for a handful of pepperoni + some chopped tomatoes

directions

preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

take the thawed puff pastry sheet + roll it out to a rectangle or oblong shape about 11” x 15”. using a fork, prick the entire puff pastry except for about a 1/4” strip around the outside edge. this outside edge will be the crust.

bake for about 15-20 minutes, until the puff pastry is golden brown + slightly puffed. remove the baked crust from the oven.

top the puff pastry crust with the marinara/pizza sauce, 1/4 teaspoon of italian seasoning (or more to taste), mozzarella cheese + any other toppings you choose (i used pepperoni + tomatoes).

put the pizza back in the oven + bake for about 5 minutes until the cheese is melted. if you like your cheese slightly browned (like i do), turn up the oven to a low broil + broil for about 3 minutes, or until your cheese is perfectly browned. slice + serve!