I always have a few rolls of pastry in my freezer for knocking up pasties or other quick meals. This is a really quick and easy dinner that you need very few ingredients to make. Great for when the cupboards are a bit bare!
It’s great recipe to get the kids to help with as they can pick their own toppings. For the tomato sauce you can use pretty much anything – tomato puree, jarred tomato sauce, passata and even ketchup. My favourite is just blended tinned tomatoes as its so cheap and tastes really fresh and not as heavy as a puree.
Please excuse the photos in this post, I was seriously suffering with baby brain and put the toppings on before the cheese for some reason – so they don’t really look like pizzas!! They still tasted great though.
One sheet of ready-rolled puff pastry
A few tablespoons of tomato sauce (I stuck half a can of tinned tomatoes in the blender to make this)
150g cheese (that is an approx to guide – you can add more or less to taste)
Finely chopped toppings (we had courgettes, onion, mushrooms and peppers this time but ham and pineapple is another of our faves)
1. Pre heat oven to 190*C (180*C for fan ovens)
2. Cut the puff pastry sheet into rectangles. You can make 4-8 from a sheet – we normally make the adult ones bigger and smaller ones for kiddies. Place them on a lightly floured baking tray.
3. Score a 1cm border around each tart with a sharp knife (this lets the outside rise and keeps your filling in the middle).
4. Add a few teaspoons of tomato sauce to the middle of each tartlet.
5. Add a sprinkling of cheese to each tartlet.
6. Top with whatever toppings you like. Keep your toppings chopped up fairly small so you make sure they cook through.
7. Bake for 12-18 mins or until the pastry is cooked and golden.
- Swap the cheese for goats cheese and add a dollop of onion chutney or some sliced red onion