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Grilled Veggie Puff Pizza

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Here's a casual, meatless entrée that's sure to satisfy...it features a puff pastry pizza crust topped with grilled vegetables, pesto sauce and mozzarella cheese.  Yum!

  • Thaw: 40 minutes
  • Prep: 20 minutes
  • Bake: 15 minutes
  • Grill: 21 minutes
  • Serves: 4
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Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tbsp. water

  • All-purpose flour

  • 1 pkg. (17.3 ounces) Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets, thawed

  • 2 small zucchini, sliced lengthwise

  • 1 medium red pepper, cut into 1/4-inch rings

  • 2 portobello mushroom caps

  • 2 tbsp. Italian salad dressing

  • 1/2 of an 8-ounce jar pesto sauce (about 1/2 cup)

  • 4 oz. fresh mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced

  • Fresh basil leaves, cut into thin strips

Directions

  1. Heat the oven to 400°F.  Line 2 baking sheets with heavy-duty aluminum foil.  Beat the egg and water in a small bowl with a fork. 

  2. Sprinkle the flour on the work surface.  Unfold 1 pastry sheet on the work surface.  Using a sharp knife, score a 1-inch border around the edge of the pastry sheet.  Prick the center of the pastry thoroughly with a fork.  Brush the pastry with the egg mixture.  Place the pastry onto 1 baking sheet.  Repeat with the remaining pastry sheet.

  3. Bake for 15 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown.  Let the pastries cool on the baking sheets on wire racks.

  4. Brush the zucchini, pepper and mushroom caps with the dressing.  Lightly oil the grill rack and heat the grill to medium.  Grill the vegetables for 20 minutes or until tender, turning over once halfway through the grilling time and brushing often with the dressing.  Remove the vegetables from the grill.  Cut the mushroom caps into thin slices.

  5. Leave the pastries on the baking sheets.  Spread half the pesto on each pastry.  Divide the vegetables and cheese between the pastries.

  6. Slide the foil with the pastries off of the baking sheets and onto the grill.  Cover and grill for 1 minute.  Slide the foil with the pastries off the grill and back onto the baking sheets to transport and serve.  Sprinkle with the basil.

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Tip

The kind of pan you use can affect baking times. A nonstick or dark glazed baking sheet may bake faster, so adjust your time and check pastry while baking.

If your Puff Pastry becomes soft and sticky while working with it, chill it in the fridge for a few minutes. Place in the refrigerator between rollings, too.

Always flip and place the cut side of the Puff Pastry down on the baking sheet.

You can thaw Puff Pastry in the fridge. Separate and place each sheet on a plate, cover with plastic wrap and defrost in the refrigerator for about 4 hours.

Inspiration

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  • When you can, use fresh basil leaves. To retain flavor, tear instead of chopping them.

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