Super Easy Pepperoni Pizza Puff Pastry!
Now this is how you make friends.
Prep them homemade pizza and deliver it in 25 minutes. I don’t hate it.
Okay. This might sound totally weird, but there is something about the holiday season that screams PIZZA to me. The season makes me crave pizza, and I don’t know if it’s because there are, like, a million and one other flavors happening with cookies and chocolate and peppermint and roast beef and twice baked potatoes, or if it’s even the fact that almost nothing is easier than pizza. You know?
And see, last year I made a killer meat lovers pizza. So it’s not just this year’s me, it’s last year’s me too. That’s like a whole other person.
My unsophisticated palette and pepperoni pizza mesh VERY well. It would be my death row meal, along with my mom’s pot roast, noodles with gravy and mashed potatoes. Classtastic.
This is embarrassingly easy. But I have a point behind it! My absolute favorite local pizza is from Vallozzis. They don’t deliver (it’s a restaurant), but for YEARS we have been going there and sitting in the bar just to order pizza. The crust is insanely flakey and pastry-like. Almost like pie crust, but in my opinion? Wildly better. It is so thin and buttery and again, flakey, that there is nothing else like it.
I actually find making regular pizza dough super easy, especially since I’ve been doing it for years. I’m sure that if I practiced making a pastry pizza dough and got the method down pat, it wouldn’t seem quite as intimidating, but right now it seems like something I’d rather buy than attempt to make myself. And it’s not just regular pie crust, but maybe if that was rolled thin enough, it would work? I dunno. I don’t want to try it right now. Whomp whomp.
Regardless, I tested it out with some frozen puff pastry because, hello, it’s ridiculously easy and oh-so delicious. I kind of sometimes maybe accidentally on purpose bake a little puff pastry just to eat it… alone. Like without any toppings or fillings.
My life is embarrassing.
Look at how fat and puffy that pizza is! I wish it stayed that way, but alas, it deflates once cooled. How dare it?!
At least we have the easiest, flakiest pizza to eat for the next two weeks!
I kind of want to pile it high on a cookie tray. Don’t judge.
Pepperoni Pizza Puff Pastry
- 2 sheets puff pastry, thawed
- 1 cup tomato or marinara sauce, your favorite
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried italian seasoning
- 1 cup freshly grated fontina cheese
- a bunch of pepperoni!
- 1/4 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Place the thawed puff pastry on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.
- Spread the tomato sauce evenly over top, leaving a small border at the edges. Sprinkle on the herbs and garlic, evenly between both sheets. Cover with the fontina and mini pepperoni. I found tiny pieces at my grocery store, but you can also cut rounds out of larger pepperoni slices if you have time on your hands. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until super puffed and the cheese is golden. The pastry will look crazy puffed up (like the photo above) but then deflate once out of the oven. Cover with parmesan and cut each pastry into 9 slices. Serve!
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The most trashed up puff pastry! Win.
43 Comments on “Super Easy Pepperoni Pizza Puff Pastry!”
Jessica-WHERE DO YOU FIND THE BABY PEPPERONIS? I need them in my life so I can make this pizza weekend
Hormel sells a line of mini pepperoni, sausage and I think beef and is often stocked with the pepperoni either in the cold case or sometimes on a shelf stable rack. I know I’ve seen these at varying stores including Kroger family of stores, Walmart, Meijer and Jewel-Osco in the Chicago area.
yes!! mine is the hormel brand, found in my local grocery store.
It’s not even 9:00 am and I’m TOTALLY craving pizza now .. also, how little and cute are those pepperoni(s?)
Where do you get those tiny pepperonis? They are SO cute.
found at my local grocery store – hormel brand!
I found tiny pepperoni’s at Kroger with all the prepackaged Armor brand pepperoni’s but Kroger had their own store brand mini’s.
That looks incredible!!! They sell the tiny pepperoni at most grocery stores and even Wal-Mart. Look for it by the Hormel regular sliced pepperoni in the pouches. It’s perfect for mountain pies, too!
This looks so yummy! Great for a game day!
Why the fuck have I never thought to use puff pastry for pizza?!?! Totally making that this weekend :D
This looks DELICIOUS!!! Can’t wait to try it!
LOVE this idea. Will be doing it with my kiddos this weekend!!!! Thanks!
p.s. Your husband is the funniest on snapchat, and my 7 yr old loves watching is his stories of Max with me :)
aw, thank you!
This sounds SO good right now :) I love how versatile puff pastry is – now I can add pizza to the list of things to make with it!
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I grew up on a farm and we had this family of wild turkeys that always roamed around so as kids we were HORRIFIED that you are supposed to have turkey on thanksgiving….because hello…they were our buddies!! So we started a new family tradition and eat pizza on thanksgiving. :) 15 years later it is still going strong! haha! So holiday pizza, I totally get it!
haha! i love that tradition.
Yum! I so need to make a pizza this weekend.
It’s because you watch Home Alone this time of year! I always crave pizza around Christmas, and it’s because I watch a ton of Home Alone and that movie makes you want pizza and ice cream like WHOA.
Definitely, I concur with you Lindsey watching Home Alone makes you want to eat pizza and ice cream. I’m glad to know I am not the only one. Every time, every single time have to have pizza after watching it.
This is an awesome giveaway.
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LOVE THIS! Last year I made your lobster mac for Christmas Eve festivities and it was a hit. This year lobster prices are a bit out of control in our area so I think I might include this in our spread.
One question though, as I’m a bit thick with processing written directions, you say to put the sauce on top. And then you say to put the herbs/garlic between the sheets. Should I actually put the herbs/garlic on the first layer and then put the second on and then cover it with sauce? Or am I saucing both layers? Thank you for helping this visual learner process!
I was wondering the exact same thing…
ah! sorry about that – you are making two actual sheets – two sheets will come in the box. you don’t layer them – it just makes two separate sheets of pizza – does that make sense??
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This pizza looks so good! It reminds me of the school lunch pizza we would get in elementary school, that i loved
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Hi Jessica, I was wondering what I could substitute the fontina cheese with? I can’t find it at my local supermarket but would love to make this for me and my daughter.
I used Gouda. I couldnt find the fontina so, I googled “substitute for fontina” and It said Gouda, or Provolone.
It was excellent.
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Jessica is Vallozzis pizza similiar to Joio’s? This pizza looks incredible!
Hahaha Sue – I just made a comment about this! The pizza’s are definitely totally different (Valozzi’s sicilian v. Jioio’s), but the crust is similar in that it is super flaky, almost like Pie crust! Both are amazing.
Vallozzi’s Sicilian pizza is my all-time favorite as well! Now that they opened up one downtown, I sometimes order the appetizer pizza for lunch! <3 If you're into flaky pie crust-esque pizza dough, hopefully you've been to Jioio's in Latrobe, if not, definitely go immediately! :)
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Does this make 2 pizzas?