Vegetarian puff pastry pizza recipe

A life without pizza is not worth our thoughts. And when take out isn’t an option — DIY. As novices in the kitchen, we use pre-made shop bought puff pastry as the base, but feel free to make your own. The beauty of this recipe is that you can add any vegetables to make the pizza sauce and as many toppings as you want (even add meat if you have some). Enjoy!

Serves 4


1 packet of puff pastry
1-½ cups frozen vegetables (we like carrots, spinach or broccoli)
2 tbsp pesto
½ lemon
¾ cup mozzarella cheese, or try goat cheese or your cheese of choice
Handful basil
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 egg yolk


  1. Preheat the oven to 425ºF and line an oven tray with parchment paper.
  2. In a pan of boiling water, add your frozen vegetables and leave to simmer for 5-10 minutes until fully cooked (it’s best to look at the instructions for each vegetable with this). Drain the vegetables and transfer into a blender. Add the pesto, lemon juice and seasoning, and blend until fully smooth; it should be a thick texture.
  3. Unroll the puff pastry on the greaseproof paper-lined tray and score lines with the end of a knife to make your crust. The lines should be one inch from the edge to make a rectangle and should not go through the pastry.
  4. Next, spread the sauce inside the lines to form your pizza base. Make sure you don’t put too much on, as you will get a soggy bottom. Once it’s around ¼" to ½" thick, layer on your cheese and your basil leaves.
  5. Finally, paint the egg yolk onto the edges so that they become the crusts we all love.

Bake in the oven for approximately 20 minutes or until the crusts have risen and are golden, and the toppings are bubbling.

Serve with a side salad of your choice.


We use cookies to give you the best user experience on our website. Please let us know if you accept our use of cookies.
Learn more

Your Privacy

When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. We mainly use this information to ensure the site works as you expect it to, and to learn how we can improve the experience in the future. The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you a more personalized web experience.

Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose not to allow some types of cookies. Click on the different category headings to find out more and change permissions. However, blocking some types of cookies may prevent certain site functionality from working as expected.

Functional cookies


These cookies let you use the website and are required for the website to function as expected.

These cookies are required

Tracking Cookies

Anonymous cookies that help us understand the performance of our website and how we can improve the website experience for our users. Some of these may be set by third parties we trust, such as Google Analytics.

They may also be used to personalise your experience on our website by remembering your preferences and settings.


These cookies are used to improve and personalize your experience with our brands. We may use these cookies to show adverts for our products, or measure the performance of our adverts.