Recipe: Pastry Pizzas & Herby Roast Potatoes

Thursday, 9 May 2013
Today's post is a quick, cheap and easy dinner recipe for pastry pizzas.  I made this the other night after searching through my fairly empty cupboards and fridge and finding all I had was some pastry, cheapo cheese slices, a few rashers of bacon, some potatoes and the remains of a tube of tomato puree.  I managed to chuck everything together into what turned out to be a pretty tasty meal though so thought I'd share it on here in case you every find youself in a similar old mother hubbard / bare cupboards situation.

Puff pastry as a pizza base
Puff pastry bacon pizzas with herby roast potatoes

Ingredients (serves 2)

Puff pastry
Cheese slices
Tomato Puree


1) Cut up the potatoes into fairly small chunks (or if you're using baby new potatoes don't bother chopping them at all) and add to a pan of boiling water.  Leave to simmer for 15 minutes.

2) Roll out the pastry and cut into 2 equal portions.  Spray a baking tray with low-cal cooking spray before adding the pastry.

3) Spread a teaspoon of tomato puree on each pastry square and sprinkle with some herbs (I used dried basil).

4) Chop up a couple of rashers of bacon and fry in a pan until cooked how you like.

5) Rip up a couple of cheese slices and place on the pastry so it looks a bit like a pizza.  Then sprinkle the bacon on the top.

6)  Drain the potatoes and put back in the pot with a tablespoon of butter.  Stir until melted and then add some herbs (again, I used dried basil).  Pour the potatoes into a roasting tin and put in the oven along with the pastry pizzas.

7) Cook at 200C for about 20-25 minutes (check after ~15 mins) and then providing the pastry looks ready you can serve!

Puff pastry bacon pizzas with herby roast potatoes

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  1. This looks amazing! I always find I come up with the best meals when I don't have a lot to work with & have to be a bit inventive! xx

  2. YUMMMM! I love the look of this! I'm hopeless with inventin things on the spot. If I don't have things prepared and have a bare cupboard situation, I usually end up eating my body weight in super noodles. I'm a classy bird!xx

  3. this looks sooo good i'm going to have to make it!!! :) xxxx

  4. Mmm that looks so good :) xx