So Simple Pizza Puffs for 5 Ingredients Or Less #SundaySupper


So, I have always been one to multi-task, keep busy, work on at least 20 projects at once and I constantly have ideas and lists running through my head. Sometimes, I can’t sit still. If I’m not doing something, I feel like I’m wasting time. I’ve said it before but I get this trait from my dad. He is 71 years old and is showing no signs of slowing down. When we thought he might be considering retiring . .  he was actually making a deal to open up another restaurant. Which he did. He’s a little crazy but what hard working first generation Korean father isn’t?


My dad is a doer. He’s a risk taker and not a talker. Because he just does it. Sometimes he doesn’t listen to us. .  and just acts. Goes with his gut. . . But sometimes, even the crazy ones need to slow down. .  the risk takers, the doers.  Sometimes, you just have to take a seat, observe, take inventory and slow your roll. .


With the school year now in full swing for my daughter and having everyone on a schedule, juggling everything, making sure the homework gets done (which only takes like 3 minutes; she’s in kindergarten), house work, laundry, getting dinner on the table and – ugh dishes, kill me now- , making sure the kids are bathed, with their teeth brushed and in bed by a decent hour, I’ve definitely been slowing down a little, re-prioritizing, and just trying to get smarter with how I do things during the week.


Dinner is one of those things.


I said it last month, and I’ll say it again. I’m now looking for quick meals to cook throughout the week. Recipes that freeze well and can be re-heated. Slow cooker/crock pot recipes that do all the work for you (some of these coming soon!). Recipes that don’t require me to hit up 3 different grocery stores looking for some obscure ingredient that only Whole Foods carries. Who has the time Monday through Friday?


Dishes Using 5 Ingredients or Less

This week’s theme for #SundaySupper is coming at just the perfect time. .  5 Ingredients or Less? Gotta love that. Whip this one out when you need a quick snack for yourself or for the kids after school or for appetizers. The pepperoni can easily be removed and replaced with mushrooms if you want to go vegetarian.  These pizza puffs are supporting by puff pastry habit and I just can’t seem to stop eating these! These are flaky, cheesy, oooey, gooey deliciousness. Truth be told, I was trying to make these into pretty half moon-ish shaped puffs (like these) but I got too greedy with the mozzarella, basil and the rest of the filling and made them too big! I couldn’t close them! So, I just pulled two ends together and stuck in a toothpick. Word.


I hope you enjoy!


So Simple Pizza Puffs
With the warm, flaky puff pastry, these pizza puffs are awesome! You can also use an egg wash to brush on these before going into the oven for added color. Also, the pepperoni can easily be removed and replaced with mushrooms if you want to go vegetarian.
Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 4

  • 1 sheet puff pastry; thawed
  • 1 can tomato sauce (can use the rest for dipping)
  • pepperoni
  • fresh mozzarella; sliced
  • fresh basil (10-12 leaves)
  • Toothpicks

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Using a cookie cutter, glass jar or small bowl, press down into the thawed pastry dough so you cut round circles from the puff pastry. (You can also just cut the puff pastry dough into 4 squares.) Cut the puff pastry on wax paper or foil so it’s easier to pick up.
  3. To assemble: spread some tomato sauce on the pastry dough, lay down the pepperonis (if using), then the mozzarella and top that with a few leaves of basil.
  4. Bring together each end and pin with a toothpick (to ensure the puff stays closed while baking).
  5. Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden. Sprinkle on more basil if desired and serve.




Sunday Supper.

This week, our amazing #SundaySupper group is contributing recipes featuring Dishes using 5 Ingredients or Less! For those days when you simply don’t have the time for a complex recipe or maybe you’re on a budget or maybe you really only have five ingredients left!


Please join us on Sunday, September 30th, 2012 as we share our delicious, mouth-watering recipes! Here is the line-up and what everyone is bringing to our #SundaySupper table. Be sure to stay after dinner at 7pm EST as we share our recipes during our #SundaySupper live chat!


Breakfast, Starters, Butters and Jams:

Main Dishes:



Please be sure to join us on Twitter throughout the day during #SundaySupper. We’ll be meeting up at 7:00 pm (EST) for our weekly #SundaySupper  live chat where we’ll talk about our favorite 5 ingredient recipes! All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag, or you can follow us through TweetChat!  We’d also love to feature your 5 ingredient recipes on our #SundaySupper Pinterest board and share them with all of our followers!





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  1. Laura Hunter

    September 30, 2012 at 9:01 am

    I am the same way when it comes to multi-tasking and sometimes I take on too much so simple meals are a must for me as well. These look so good.

    • hipfoodiemom

      September 30, 2012 at 3:44 pm

      That’s what I’m learning too! Thank you so much, Laura!

  2. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen

    September 30, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Slowing down is as much a part of life as doing. No wonder you can´t stop eating these, they are wonderful! Puff pastry with cheese and pepperoni, a favorite combination. Have a great sunday Alice!

    • hipfoodiemom

      September 30, 2012 at 3:45 pm

      Thank you, Paula! You too! Yea #SundaySupper!

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  7. Stephanie {TheCookieADayChallenge}

    September 30, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    These would be a perfect after school snack! My boys would love them!!

    • hipfoodiemom

      September 30, 2012 at 3:55 pm

      Thank you so much, Stephanie! Love your blog! :)

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  13. baker street

    September 30, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    i’m always on the lookout for simple recipes because i have a very demanding day job. these pizza puffs look amazing and would make for just the perfect midweek dinner.

    • hipfoodiemom

      September 30, 2012 at 3:51 pm

      Thank you so much! Yes, I ate these for my dinner the day I made them. . they heat up nicely in a toaster oven too! Hope you enjoy!

  14. Amy Kim (@kimchi_mom)

    September 30, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    I’m the same way…I have a million things going on and a running list of things to-do and things I want to-do. I’ve just started learning to say “no” to a couple of things…only to replace it with something else! :-) I wouldn’t have it any other way. It drives my husband nuts, but I think it would be worse if I was sitting on my arse twiddling my thumbs….not that that would happen with 2 toddlers!

    Does your dad live in Seattle also? Did he open another Korean restaurant? How inspiring…a new restaurant at 71! I hope to have that kind of energy in a few decades!

    • hipfoodiemom

      September 30, 2012 at 3:49 pm

      Hi Amy!
      My dad lives in Dallas, TX. . that’s where I grew up. . he’s been in the restaurant business ever since we were little kids. . he’s done Korean and he was one of the first sushi restaurants in Dallas. At one point, he had 1 korean and 2 sushi restaurants . . and the one he opened last year is an Asian Fusion restaurant in downtown Dallas. We love him so much. . but he’s crazy! :)

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  16. Tara Noland

    September 30, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Those are a great idea. I am always looking for something new for our Halloween party that the kids would like and this fits the bill perfect, thanks for sharing.

    • hipfoodiemom

      September 30, 2012 at 3:49 pm

      Of course! Thank you so much, Tara! I hope these work out well for you!

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  19. Soni

    September 30, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Wow, this is the perfect finger food for any occasion!!Love the idea of using puff pastry like this :)

    • hipfoodiemom

      October 1, 2012 at 6:22 am

      Thank you, Soni!

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  21. Veronica Gantley

    September 30, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    I think we all at one time or another in our lives take on to much. SO I know what you mean. This is a perfect appetizer, it is so easy to make!

    • hipfoodiemom

      October 1, 2012 at 6:23 am

      Thank you, Veronica! :)

  22. Bea

    September 30, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    These look so good, and fun :)

    • hipfoodiemom

      October 1, 2012 at 6:23 am

      Thank you so much, Bea!

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  24. Lane @ Supper for a Steal

    September 30, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    These look like such a fun snack. Great for munching on during game time or even dinner!

    • hipfoodiemom

      October 1, 2012 at 6:24 am

      Thank you, Lane! Yes, totally perfect for snacks, apps or a meal!

  25. Karen Hartzell (@InTheKitchenKP)

    September 30, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    These look so good! Definitely going on my favorite party food list!

    • hipfoodiemom

      October 1, 2012 at 6:27 am

      oh thank you, Karen! I hope you try them!

  26. Hezzi-D

    September 30, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Mmm…these look delicious. I bet the kids would love them!

    • hipfoodiemom

      October 1, 2012 at 6:27 am

      Thank you so much!

  27. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    September 30, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Love these! I definitely need to make this as an appetizer for my next dinner party!

    • hipfoodiemom

      October 1, 2012 at 6:26 am

      Thank you, Chung-Ah! I hope you try them. . I love puff pastry so much! I love the Aussie Bakery brand puff pastry (you should find it at most grocery stores). . it’s better than P. Farm.

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  30. Melanie from FastFood2FreshFood

    September 30, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    I really need to utilize puff pastry more, and this seems like a good way to start. delicious looking!

  31. Sarah

    September 30, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    These would be perfect for a cocktail party!

    • hipfoodiemom

      October 1, 2012 at 6:30 am

      Yes, great idea!

  32. Amanda

    September 30, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    What a great idea for lunchboxes as well. Portable pizza is always a good idea!

    • hipfoodiemom

      October 1, 2012 at 6:31 am

      Absolutely. And kids usually don’t mind cold-ish pizza. what a great idea!

  33. Kim Bee

    September 30, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    I love that your dad is such a spitfire. I have trouble slowing my own roll so I can totally relate.

    These are really incredible. I cannot wait to try these out. We eat pizza way too much here so we’re always looking for ways to change it up a bit.

    • hipfoodiemom

      October 1, 2012 at 6:33 am

      Haha, thank you Kim! My dad definitely keeps our family on our toes! Thank you so much for the compliment!
      We also eat pizza over here at least once a week. . my husband LOVES pizza. He would eat it everyday if I would let him!

  34. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

    October 1, 2012 at 12:23 am

    There are perfect! I can’t sit still either, my husband always gives me a hard time that I don’t know how to relax!

    • hipfoodiemom

      October 1, 2012 at 6:34 am

      I know, right?! I totally drive my husband crazy sometimes. . that’s why I’m trying (my best) to slow down a little and sit back . . but it’s so hard!

  35. sunithi

    October 1, 2012 at 1:05 am

    These are so yummy ! My kids would love these ! very hip indeed 😉 Thanks for sharing :)

    • hipfoodiemom

      October 1, 2012 at 6:35 am

      Haha, thank you so much, Sunithi! :) I hope you do make these for your kids! Enjoy!

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  38. Faye Leong

    October 1, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Can send some to me now? This look wonderful, Alice. I love pastry and am sure I wont miss this recipe. No matter how busy we are, we will still enjoy the moment in the kitchen. Don’t you agree you will forgot all your stress when you’re in the kitchen? Have fun!

    • hipfoodiemom

      October 4, 2012 at 2:33 pm

      Hi Faye!
      Yes, cooking is so therapeutic for me. . I love it! Now, if I could just get someone to do my dishes for me! :) And thank you for the lovely comment! :)

  39. Megan

    October 1, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    I love these! Simple & delicious. I know they would be a great crowd pleaser!

    • hipfoodiemom

      October 4, 2012 at 2:35 pm

      Thank you, Megan!

  40. diabeticFoodie

    October 1, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    I know what you mean about slowing down. I’m about to take 2-1/2 months off from work to focus on other things I’ve been ignoring (like a house with mold in the exterior walls). These puffs look amazing and so easy. Add a salad and you have the perfect lunch!

    • hipfoodiemom

      October 4, 2012 at 2:38 pm

      Hi there! We can all relate to slowing down huh? Wow, sounds like a big project. . I hope everything goes smoothly. You definitely don’t want to ignore mold! That can be dangerous stuff!

      Thank you for the comment! :)

  41. Crazy Kwistin

    October 1, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    I wish I had these right now :) yummy!!

    • hipfoodiemom

      October 4, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      Thanks Kristin! I just sent you some via cyberspace! :) enjoy!

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  43. Susan

    October 2, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    If you put something in puff pastry, I pretty much will eat it. I love this idea and great for a party too!

    • hipfoodiemom

      October 4, 2012 at 2:40 pm

      Susan, I am the same way. . LOVE puff pastry and can’t get enough of it! Thank you!

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  45. Jennie @themessybakerblog

    October 4, 2012 at 12:37 am

    These puffs look amazing! I’m putting these on my football menu. Yum!

    • hipfoodiemom

      October 4, 2012 at 2:41 pm

      Thank you, Jennie! These are awesome and would be perfect to munch on while watching football! Hope everyone likes them!

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