So before I give you the recipe for this delicious Puff Pastry Feta and Veggie Pizza, I feel the need to tell you a little story about what happened in our house last night.
After playing nurse to two sick toddlers all weekend, hubs and I were pretty exhausted. We were dining on a fine feast of fast food from the root beer place (don’t judge), and having a glass of wine from the case of some fancy schmancy french stuff he bought us for our anniversary this week.
So, I’m sitting with the baby on a chair in the living room, and he’s being sweet and wonderful and cleaning up the kitchen. He goes to wash the cast iron pan from breakfast (yes, it was post dinnertime, yes that is disgusting that it was still out, yes I am hanging my head in shame…) and sets it on the stove on low to finish drying it out.
All of a sudden, he drops some grounds from the coffee maker he was cleaning out on the floor. As he bends down to clean them, he notices out of the corner of his eye- a dishtowel on the stove. In flames. Full on flames.
Hubs had that thing in the sink and gathering smoke under a waterfall in seconds. The kids and I sprang up and tried to fan the incredibly thick smoke, and my son ran around asking for his fire hat and fire hose so he could put out the fire. That kid, he’s a keeper.
Anyways, all was fine, but it was a bit stinky and hectic for a while. And it even smoked up the kitchen more than the time my oven exploded (we clearly are lucky to even be alive in this house). None of this has anything to do with puff pastry pizza, but I just had to share what normal life is for us around here, lest you think this delicious dinner looks unattainable to someone with life pulling them in a million different directions. This is one you can pull off quickly and easily!
So if you need a great no-fuss, won’t set the house on fire meal, this one is perfect. We didn’t have a single mishap during it, and it even conned the kidlets into eating veggies. MY KIDS. ATE ASPARAGUS, ONIONS, and MUSHROOMS. We all loved this recipe, and you will too! It’s totally versatile, so switch in and out your favorite veg or cheese if you’d like. Just be sure to not add any burnt dishtowels to the mix and you’ll do great.
Also, be sure to really caramelize and brown the veggies. It makes them sweeter, softer and easier to eat, and so much more delicious!
- 1 sheet defrosted puff pastry
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 large onion, halved and then sliced thin
- 1/2 bunch of asparagus
- 1 small package fresh cremini or shiitake mushrooms
- 1 small package fresh chevre, or container of feta (I like the kind with cracked pepper for this recipe)
- Unwrap puff pastry sheet and roll into long shape, like a cookie sheet shape. Roll on parchment to prevent sticking.
- Lay puff pastry on parchment onto a cookie sheet, bake for 8 minutes at 350 degrees until slightly browned. Remove and set aside.
- In a large, heavy pan heat butter and oil until melted.
- Sautee onion, mushrooms and asparagus until nicely browned and soft.
- Pour veggies onto puff pastry.
- Sprinkle with feta, salt and pepper. You could also add a little truffle salt or some truffle shavings for a truly decadent pizza.
- Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes, until puff pastry is golden brown.