This easy puff pastry pizza is such a fabulous use for frozen puff pastry sheets! The flakiness of the pastry makes this pizza perfect for a lunch or light dinner - or to serve as an appetizer!
Wednesday April 7, 2021
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Balsamic Chicken Feta Mozzarella Peppers Pizza Sauce Puff Pastry Spinach Tomatoes
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This puff pastry pizza is going to become your new favorite way to eat pizza! Featuring a puff pastry crust instead of traditional pizza dough, and topped with your favorite pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, and some delicious pizza toppings, this is just like a regular pizza but with puff pastry instead! This pizza recipe is loaded with spinach, chicken, bell pepper, tomatoes, and feta cheese as toppings and this combination is such a win! I know that pizza toppings is a heated debate among most people though - so feel free to use your favorites in place of mine. I promise I won't judge too harshly!
Yes! Of course puff pastry is good for pizza - otherwise I wouldn't be sharing this recipe. The puff pastry is lighter and thinner than a traditional pizza dough - making this pizza perfect for lunches and light dinners, or to serve as an appetizer.
Not even close! Puff pastry is made by layering dough and butter to create a light and airy pastry that is very flaky. Pizzas dough is like a chewy bread. They are made completely differently, and the end result is completely different as well.
The short answer is no - this pizza has a puff pastry crust which gets its signature flakiness and flavor from butter and salt which aren't known for their health benefits. You can definitely load up your puff pastry pizza with lots of healthy toppings like I did though to achieve some balance!
There are only a few important ingredients in this pizza recipe, and the rest can be customized to how you like your pizza:
You make puff pastry pizza like any other pizza, except using a puff pastry sheet:
Step one: start by preheating your oven to 400 F, and grease a baking sheet lightly with olive oil
Step two: roll the puff pastry out on a floured surface to fit in the baking sheet, then carefully transfer it to the prepared pan
Step three: spread pizza sauce onto the puff pastry sheet, leaving about 1/2 inch on all sides for the "crust"
Step four: sprinkle spinach, followed by mozzarella cheese, then bell pepper, tomato, chicken, and feta cheese
Step five: bake in preheated oven about 20 minutes, or until the crust is just golden
Step six: drizzle with balsamic glaze, then slice and serve warm
I cook for about 20 minutes at 400 F - but this can vary slightly depending on each oven and the brand of puff pastry used. Start peeking after about 15 minutes and only take it out when the mozzarella cheese is bubbly and the crust has a nice golden color
This puff pizza stores very well in the fridge for a few days or the freezer for a few months. It can be reheated nicely in the oven. Simply place slices on a baking sheet and bake at 350 for about 5-10 minutes until pizza is warm again
Yes, once the pizza is cooked you can freeze it - however you should not re-freeze uncooked puff pastry. I like to wrap the pizza with saran wrap followed by tin foil for best storage in the freezer.
preheat oven to 400 F, and grease a baking sheet lightly with olive oil
Roll the puff pastry out on a floured surface to fit in the baking sheet, then carefully transfer it to the prepared pan
Spread pizza sauce onto the puff pastry sheet, then sprinkle spinach, followed by mozzarella cheese, then chicken, bell pepper, tomato, and feta cheese
Bake in preheated oven 18-20 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and the crust is golden
Drizzle balsamic glaze overtop of pizza, cut into slices and serve warm