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Super easy puff pastry pizza recipe that’s quick and easy enough for weeknight dinner – just top with your favourite pizza toppings, bake and eat! 

Puff pastry pizzas are just the most brilliant recipe for busy parents, you can have these prepped, cooked and on the table in just minutes.

And they’re a good recipe for getting the kids to help out with, creating their own individual pizzas.

They’re great for kids tea time, just serve with baked beans and sweetcorn or a great big salad and some freshly made coleslaw.

homemade puff pastry pizzas topped with sun dried tomatoes, chopped ham, cheese and olives on a serving platter with fresh salad, cucumbers , tomatoes and herbs

Puff Pastry Pizza Recipe

Our puff pastry pizza recipe is so easy the kids can help out with making them and you don’t have to stick to the toppings we’ve used, feel free to just add on whatever your family likes.

Puff pastry pizza is great packed into lunch boxes or for picnics and parties, just be sure to cool them completely before you wrap them so they don’t go soggy.

Puff Pastry Pizza Ingredients

ingredients to make puff pastry pizza - packet of ready rolled puff pastry, four slices of ham, bowl of sun dried tomato pesto, bowl of green olives, block of mature cheddar cheese, little jar of dried oregano, egg
  • 1 pack of ready rolled puff pastry sheet
  • 3 tbs sun dried tomato pesto – or tomato puree
  • 4 slices of ham – snipped into small pieces
  • 20 olives – sliced
  • 150g Cheddar cheese – grated
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 egg – beaten

How to make puff pastry pizza

Firstly preheat the oven to 180C (or whatever cooking temperature is recommended on the puff pastry packet)

  • Grate the Cheddar cheese – we usually use mature Cheddar for this recipe for extra punchy flavour.
pile of grated mature cheddar cheese on a blue saucer next to a cheese grater and bowl of sun dried tomato pesto
  • Cut the ham into bitesized pieces – it’s quicker to do this if you use kitchen scissors.
pile of chopped ham on a blue saucer on a wooden chopping board
  • Slice the olives (or buy ready sliced)
blue and white bowl filled with sliced green olives - next to the bowl is a jar of dried oregano and a bowl of sun dried tomato pesto
  • Unroll the puff pastry sheet and using a sharp knife cut into eight equal pieces.
ready rolled puff pastry sheet being cut with a joseph joseph knife into 8 equal pieces
  • Peel the pastry pieces from the paper backing.
ready rolled puff pastry sheet cut into 8 equal pieces
  • Line a baking sheet with greaseproof paper and lay the pastry rectangles onto the baking tray, leaving space for them to puff up as they bake. I usually bake them in two sets of four.
baking tin lined with baking paper - four puff pastry rectangles are on the tray ready for pizza toppings to be added
  • Spread the puff pastry rectangles with sun dried tomato pesto – be sure to leave a small space all around the edge of the puff pastry pizza
four puff pastry rectangles topped with sun dried tomato pesto - on a baking paper lined baking tray
  • Add some chopped ham to the puff pastry pizzas
four puff pastry rectangles topped with sun dried tomato pesto and chopped ham
  • Add a few sliced olives to the puff pastry pizzas
four puff pastry triangles topped with sun dried tomatoes, chopped ham and sliced olives - mini puff pastry pizzas are on baking paper on a baking tray
  • Add on a sprinkling of grated cheese onto the puff pastry pizzas and a scattering of dried oregano for that ‘pizza’ flavour.
four puff pastry rectangles topped with sun dried tomato pesto, chopped ham, sliced green olives and grated mature cheddar - small jar of dried oregano being held up ready to sprinkle onto the puff pastry pizzas
  • Brush the edges of the puff pastry pizzas with beaten egg and then bake in the oven for around 15 minutes or until the puff pastry is puffed up and golden brown and the cheese all melted and bubbling.
homemade puff pastry pizza having the edges brushed with beaten egg
  • Once the puff pastry pizzas are cooked, remove them carefully from the tray – using a fish slice and leave them to cool down slightly on a wire rack.
four homemade puff pastry pizzas topped with tomato pesto, ham, cheese and olives cooling on a cooling rack
  • Whilst they cool you could throw together a simple salad to serve alongside.

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Puff Pastry Pizza Topping Ideas

Don’t just stick with our puff pastry pizza recipe – mix things up, top with your favourite ingredients or let the kids just build their own pizza!

Some puff pastry pizza ideas to try… 

  • Tomato, ham and pineapple.
  • Tomato, pepperoni and mushrooms
  • Pesto, tuna and olives
  • BBQ sauce, smoky sausage and peppers.
  • Apricot jam, goats cheese and pine nuts.

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Vegetarian Pizza Topping Ideas

Make your puff pastry pizzas vegetarian – try toppings like

  • Tomato and cheese
  • Tomato with pesto, pine nuts and cheese
  • Tomato sauce with mushrooms, peppers and sweetcorn
  • Pesto with rocket, courgette, olives and cheese

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What to serve with puff pastry pizza

homemade puff pastry pizzas topped with sun dried tomatoes, chopped ham, cheese and olives on a serving platter with fresh salad, cucumbers , tomatoes and herbs

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Yield: Serves 8

Puff Pastry Pizza

homemade puff pastry pizzas topped with sun dried tomatoes, chopped ham, cheese and olives on a serving platter with fresh salad, cucumbers , tomatoes and herbs

Super quick and easy dinner recipe - puff pastry pizza is always a big hit with the kids!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet of ready rolled puff pastry 
  • 3 tbs sun dried tomato pesto
  • 4 slices ham
  • 16 green olives 
  • 150g Cheddar cheese 
  • 2 tsp dried oregano 
  • 1 egg

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C and line a baking sheet with greaseproof paper.
  2. Cut the puff pastry sheet into eight pieces and place onto a baking tray.
  3. Spread the centre of the puff pastry piece with sun dried tomato pesto - leave a gap around the outside.
  4. Top the puff pastry pizzas with ham, olives, grated cheese and a sprinkling of dried oregano
  5. Brush the edge of the puff pastry pizza with beaten egg and then bake in the oven for around 15 minutes until the pastry is puffed up and golden and the cheese melted and bubbling.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 185Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 583mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 13g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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