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Puff Pastry Twist Pizza

Puff Pastry Twist Pizza is the perfect start for Back to School. SO easy to make and they are guaranteed to be your kids favorite lunch.
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword After School Snacks, Pizza Twists, Puff Pastry Pizza Twists, Twist Pizza
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 27 Twists
Calories 116kcal
Author Tara Margetson

Ingredients

  • 2 sheets puff pastry defrosted if frozen
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce plus more for dipping
  • 3/4 cup mozzarella shredded, low-moisture
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400˚F and line two baking sheets with parchment or lightly grease. 
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll the 2 sheets of puff pastry into smooth, equal rectangles.
  • Brush the tomato sauce over the top of one of the puff pastry sheets, leaving a 1/2 inch border around the edges. Sprinkle evenly with the shredded mozzarella. Top with the other sheet of puff pastry.
  • In a small bowl, beat together the egg yolk and water. Brush over the top of the puff pastry. Evenly top with the oregano, garlic powder, and grated Parmesan cheese. 
  • Cut the sheet lengthwise into 9 equal long strips, then cross-wise twice to cut the strips into thirds to make 27 small sticks. Twist each stick gently while holding the two sheets together and place on the prepared baking sheet. 
  • Bake in preheated oven until puffed and golden, about 15-20 minutes. Serve with additional tomato sauce for dipping.

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Notes

  • We use puff pastry sheets to make these Pizza Twists, but they would also work with will pizza dough.
  • For frozen puff pastry, defrost at room temperature for about an hour before using to make it easier to roll and twist.
  • Fill the Pizza Twists simply with tomato sauce (your favorite store-bought or homemade) and shredded mozzarella cheese. Do not use the balls of fresh mozzarella. They have too much moisture.
  • Be careful to only add a thin layer of tomato sauce to the puff pastry or it will end up leaking out everywhere.

Nutrition

Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 20mg | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 0.5mg