Pizza Crust Has Never Been Easier

Imagine that puff pastry and pizza fell in love and had a baby. That beautiful baby is puff pastry pizza, and it is delicious. 

While puff pastry pizza sounds quite gourmet, this recipe couldn't be simpler.

All you have to do is thaw a sheet of puff pastry, top it with your favorite pizza fixings, and bake it for about 20 minutes. Before you know it, you'll be feasting on a unique and savory treat.

Featuring a pleasingly crispy-light crust combined with the classic tomato sauce and cheese combo, this unique pizza practically explodes with flavor in your mouth.

Puff pastry pizza recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • About ½ cup tomato sauce 
  • About 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • Toppings and spices of your choice (optional)
  • Olive oil, for drizzling (optional)
  • Salt and pepper (optional)

Note: These toppings can be edited to suit your personal pizza preferences. For instance, you may prefer to employ a pesto or white sauce, or you might prefer a mix of cheeses. Choose your own adventure!

Step 1: 

Let the puff pastry thaw. If it has been in the freezer , this will take about 30-45 minutes at room temperature, or it can be left in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight.

Step 2:

Once the puff pastry is thawed, preheat the oven to 425 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. 

Step 3:

Unfold the puff pastry on the prepared baking sheet. If you'd like, you can gently smooth the seams with your fingers. Personally, I just leave the puff pastry in its square/rectangle form, but you could shape it by hand into a more circular shape.

Step 4: 

Pour the sauce on top of the puff pastry and spread it with a spoon or spatula so that it covers most of the surface. Leave a little perimeter around the edges for a nice pizza crust. I used about ½ cup of sauce, but you may prefer slightly more or less. 

Step 5:

Scatter the cheese on top. It will seem like a bit too much cheese as you pile it on, but as it melts it will be just right — trust me. 

Step 6:

If desired, scatter your chosen toppings or spices/flavorings evenly on top of the cheese. I like to drizzle a little olive oil on top as well.

Step 7:

Put the pizza in the preheated oven. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the pizza crust is browned and the cheese is bubbling to your liking. The time may vary depending on your individual preference. I like to rotate the pie at about 8 minutes to ensure even baking. 

Step 8:

Once the pizza is done, remove it from the oven. Let the pizza cool on the rack for a few minutes. It may have puffed up during baking but it will flatten out in just a few minutes. If desired, finish with another drizzle of olive oil and salt and pepper. Once cooled slightly, slice and serve. 

Have you ever made an unexpected pizza crust?

April 29, 2018
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