Puff Pastry Pizza & A Giveaway

For this giveaway, I’m working with the website Big Kitchen. With my crazy schedule and my propensity to take on way to much, most of my shopping is done online at the end of the day. Big Kitchen has just been added to my list of sites to browse in the free moments that I do have. Along with the wide array of items that you would expect from an online kitchen store, they also have a good selection of items made from recycled and sustainable materials.

And I’m sort of in love with these bowls  and I want this because it reminds me of The Wizard Of Oz, and how have I lived my entire life without one of these?

You see how it goes.

The lovely people over at Big Kitchen sent me a set of Alligator Dicers to play with, that I have since started to refer to as my “Food Chompers.” AND they are also going to send a set, one small and one big, to one of you! SO nice.

If you are the lucky winner, here is what you will get:

One Large Alligator Dicer, and one mini dicer.

I used my iPhone for a scale reference to get a more accurate idea of size.

There is a mushroom, cut in half and place on the chomper plate to show you the size difference.

To use the chomper, just place the food on the plate, and press down, the food that is diced goes into a collection bin that is attached.

The Mini dicer is above, and the large dicer is below.

Here are the two collection bins side by side.

As you can see, with a half of a mushroom (or if you used a whole mushroom for that matter, you don’t really get a dice as much as “strips.” I like this cut for the Quinoa salads I seem to make 5 times a week.

I also Chomped a bell pepper, and asparagus spears and those gave me a really great, consistent dice.

The best use for the Alligator Dicers is garlic and onions. I tend to need minced garlic and chopped onions on a near daily basis, and these dicers do a fast and efficient job.

I use the small one for the garlic

and the large one for the onions

This is especially helpful for those recipes that call for 6 cloves of garlic, minced and 2 onions, chopped. Not only a huge time saver but all of the pieces are the same size, which is important to insure that they cook evenly.

For the below recipe, I chopped: red bell pepper, asparagus, zucchini, garlic, onions, and mushrooms.

The dicers cleaned up easily with a hand washing and are small enough to store just about anywhere. While I do really love having these, I will probably still just use a knife if I have only a few vegetables to chop. When it comes to those recipes that call for a large amount of diced vegetables, these dicers are great to have around.

To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment on this post. Unfortunately, we are only able to ship to US addresses. Giveaway closes at 3-27-12, at 5:00 PM, PST. 

This is an easy, weeknight meal that you can throw together in just a few minutes. I used the vegetables I chopped with the Alligator Dicer as toppings. 

Puff Pastry Pizza

1 sheet puff pastry, thawed

2/3 cup red pizza sauce

1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

5 spears asparagus, trimmed and chopped

5 mushrooms, diced 

1 clove of garlic

1/4 of a whole white onion chopped

1/2 one large zucchini, chopped

1/2 1 red bell pepper, chopped

2 oz goat cheese

Preheat oven to 400. 

Place a sheet of parchment paper on the counter with one end hanging off the counter in front of you. Place the puff pastry on the parchment paper. Press your body against the parchment paper to keep it from sliding around and roll the puff pastry in both directions 4-5 times each way to make the puff pastry thiner, wider and longer. Transfer puff pastry on the parchment paper to a pizza stone of baking sheet. Roll the edges inward slightly

Bake for 10 minutes or until the puff pastry has turned a light golden brown. 

Remove from the oven and top with sauce, then mozzarella cheese, then all of the chopped vegetables and then dot with goat cheese. 

Bake for an additional 5 minutes or until cheese has melted. 

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The Giveaway is closed.

Congratulations to Kate!

Number 31, you can now dice to your hearts content with your brand new Food Chompers! 

91 Responses to Puff Pastry Pizza & A Giveaway

  1. Kelly March 21, 2012 at 11:24 am #

    Looks awesome! can’t wait to check out the site and the recipe!

  2. S B March 21, 2012 at 11:29 am #

    This looks awesome!!

  3. Heather March 21, 2012 at 11:38 am #

    What a great giveaway. These dicers seem like a real time saver!

    I also love the idea of using puff pastry as pizza crust…simple and delicious!

  4. The Home Cook March 21, 2012 at 11:58 am #

    I love the look of those slicers! And puff pastry for pizza – yes please!

  5. cassie March 21, 2012 at 12:02 pm #

    This little chopper is perfect for pizza toppings. The pizza looks awesome!

  6. Mary March 21, 2012 at 12:06 pm #

    I have been looking for some delicious to do with some leftover frozen puff pastry! Fabulous!

  7. amy @ fearless homemaker March 21, 2012 at 12:12 pm #

    ooh, love the idea of doing a puff-pastry pizza! i have a sheet of puff pastry i’ve been wanting to use up + that’s a great use of it. also, fun giveaway!

  8. Jessica O March 21, 2012 at 12:12 pm #

    I would use these constantly, what a great idea!

  9. IrishJenn March 21, 2012 at 12:16 pm #

    Oh, my goodness! I’ve been looking for something similar to these! Chopping onions kills my eyes and I’d love a quick and painless way to do it.

  10. Jen L March 21, 2012 at 12:28 pm #

    Looks like a very handy gadget!

  11. Tina@flourtrader March 21, 2012 at 12:33 pm #

    Your pizza does look fabulous, wish I had a piece! I like that there is goat cheese as well as mozz on there-yum!
    Sweet of you to do this giveway, but I already have a dicer/slicer, so good luck to the entrants. However, I will need to pop into the Big Kitchen just to see what else they have. Enjoy the day!

  12. amy marantino March 21, 2012 at 12:53 pm #

    i would love to win this prize

  13. Malissa W March 21, 2012 at 1:13 pm #

    what a neat idea! your pizza looks delicious – i love black olives on pizza – yum.

  14. Diana Bernard March 21, 2012 at 2:25 pm #

    Love, love this recipe! I will be making it!

  15. Megan's Cookin' March 21, 2012 at 2:46 pm #

    I hate chopping onions and this does a fine job. The pizza looks terrific!

  16. Lisa March 21, 2012 at 3:08 pm #

    My first thought when I saw the picture of the pizza is “that looks awesome” followed by “ugh, there’s no way I can do all that chopping after work between homework and practices for four boys.” I guess the chopper is the answer!

  17. Jey March 21, 2012 at 3:10 pm #

    Whoa, I would have so much fun with those chompers! Your pizza looks fantastic!

  18. Miranda @ Biting Life March 21, 2012 at 3:13 pm #

    Oh my gosh, that thing looks so cool!!

  19. Sarah March 21, 2012 at 4:12 pm #

    This would be so useful! It would make preparing my meals go so much quicker.

  20. Pattypro March 21, 2012 at 5:44 pm #

    I love the oil can!

  21. Kissenia March 21, 2012 at 6:08 pm #

    This looks so awesome

  22. Michael J. McCoy March 21, 2012 at 6:48 pm #

    Gonna try this recipes tommorrow. Looks fantastic!!!!!!!!!!

  23. Stephanie March 21, 2012 at 7:05 pm #

    I want it!!!

  24. Florence March 21, 2012 at 8:46 pm #

    Oooh I like these!!!

  25. Timothy March 21, 2012 at 8:47 pm #

    Looks really useful, thanks for this giveaway!

  26. Leah J. March 21, 2012 at 9:08 pm #

    WOW, now this would make life a little easier! Thanks for the opportunity! :)

  27. Leah J. March 21, 2012 at 9:09 pm #

    leahtardo (at) gmail (dot) com – thanks!

  28. Kat March 21, 2012 at 9:15 pm #

    Chopper is awesome!! Pizza looks good too :)

  29. Alessandra March 21, 2012 at 9:17 pm #

    Having my onion chopped in perfect little squares without killing my eyes? LOVE IT

  30. Chelsea March 21, 2012 at 9:32 pm #

    This pizza sounds fantastic! And I love the chopper!

  31. Kate March 21, 2012 at 9:41 pm #

    I’d totally cook more, and healthier with that!

  32. Mary O March 21, 2012 at 9:59 pm #

    What a cool giveaway!

  33. Steven Fuller March 21, 2012 at 11:05 pm #

    I love to cook and this would be a big time saver!!! Your blogs are GREAT!!! I’ve really learn alot from you!!!

  34. Nikki C March 21, 2012 at 11:33 pm #

    This sounds like one of my favorite pizzas from a local restaurant. I’ll have to give it a try at home!

  35. Baker Street March 21, 2012 at 11:55 pm #

    Lovely giveaway. The puff pastry pizza looks incredibly delicious.

  36. Sheronda March 22, 2012 at 5:20 am #

    I just moved into my first house and this will really help build up my kitchen!!!

  37. TC March 22, 2012 at 5:50 am #

    what a pretty and colorful pizza!

  38. Kari M. March 22, 2012 at 5:58 am #

    I’ve never seen these before. What a great timesaver.

  39. Jennie March 22, 2012 at 6:29 am #

    I love the idea of using puff pastry for pizza!

  40. Vicky March 22, 2012 at 6:41 am #

    This looks delicious! I never even thought of using puff pastry as a pizza base but it’s a great idea!

  41. Charlene C. March 22, 2012 at 6:42 am #

    This is a great idea! I’ve been making pizza out of whole wheat tortillas but this is an easy idea for when company comes over, plus totally customizable. The give-away is an awesome perk! Great addition to any kitchen!

  42. Amber March 22, 2012 at 6:59 am #

    I would love the “Alligators”!! My Sister has the smaller one, it is AWESOME for garlic! I’m thinking of making the pizza this weekend…great idea for the crust!! Thanks for the contest!

  43. mike March 22, 2012 at 7:11 am #


  44. Victoria March 22, 2012 at 7:21 am #

    The pizza looks AMAZING!!!!!! On puff pastry too?? Can’t wait to make it at home :)

  45. Edith March 22, 2012 at 7:58 am #

    This looks so great! I can’t wait to try it!

  46. Kalyn March 22, 2012 at 8:02 am #

    You’re right, those bowls are absolutely beautiful. And I love the pizza, it looks delicious.

  47. Mary March 22, 2012 at 8:16 am #

    That pizza looks delicious!

    The chompers are very cool!

  48. Bree March 22, 2012 at 8:31 am #

    The pizza looks terrific-I like the idea of using puff pastry.

  49. Jenny March 22, 2012 at 8:55 am #

    Great site!

  50. Sharon March 22, 2012 at 8:55 am #

    Love the recipe. Pretty healthy with all the vegetables! Love that! Love the choppers!!

  51. Sherry Hill March 22, 2012 at 9:00 am #

    Definitely going to try this, it looks delicious!

  52. Russell at Chasing Delicious March 22, 2012 at 9:05 am #

    That pizza looks scrumptious! I love the idea of using puff pastry as a base!

  53. Kelly March 22, 2012 at 9:09 am #

    That pizza looks amazing!

  54. Stephanie @ LoveLaughterLight March 22, 2012 at 9:09 am #

    Not only does the pizza look delish, but I love that you reviewed the “chompers” with pics! It’s easy to get sucked in by infomercials at 2 AM (trust me!), but your presentation sold me.

  55. Marissa W March 22, 2012 at 9:19 am #

    I haaaaate chopping veggies. This gadget looks so neat!

    Can’t wait to try this pizza. I love pastry crust! :)

  56. Julia March 22, 2012 at 9:34 am #

    This looks so light and delicious! And I love the idea of using puff pastry as the crust, so simple!!

  57. Cheryl March 22, 2012 at 9:43 am #

    I would love to try those chompers! looks like a major timesaver!! and thanks for the pizza recipe…looks delicious!

  58. Leiah L March 22, 2012 at 9:50 am #

    How awesome! What an easy way to prep. And the pizza looks delish!

  59. Helene Everhart March 22, 2012 at 10:09 am #

    Love your blog!!

  60. Michelle March 22, 2012 at 11:20 am #

    Saw this on food gawker. Looks delish. And the chompers look great too!

  61. Lori March 22, 2012 at 11:53 am #

    I’m going to make this pizza tonight! What a great idea for the crust! Lazy, fast and good dinner!!

  62. mandy March 22, 2012 at 12:39 pm #

    So awesome! I love puff pastry and had never thought to use it for pizza. Great idea! Thanks so much for sharing! :) The alligator dicers would be such a time saver for me…especially during the summer months for all of our fresh garden veggies.

  63. Aubreylaine March 22, 2012 at 1:07 pm #

    Looks amazing!
    I’d love to win!
    family74014 at gmail dot com

  64. candace March 22, 2012 at 1:16 pm #

    i love the idea of puff pastry for a crust!!

  65. Valerie March 22, 2012 at 2:47 pm #

    Beautiful pizza! I’ve loaded it to pinterest as one of the recipes I’ll be trying soon!

  66. Virginia March 22, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

    Love the pizza, reminds me of the crust pepperidge farms had, but better. Such a flaky crust. Pinning on pinterst

  67. Stacy March 22, 2012 at 7:08 pm #

    I really want to try this recipe! The puff pastry is intriguing… Thanks!

  68. Mimi March 22, 2012 at 7:44 pm #

    They look awesome, hope I win!

  69. Tina March 23, 2012 at 9:06 am #

    I will wait until I win the givewaway before I make THIS pizza, but in the meantime I have the puff pastry and pepperoni…dinner tonight :)

  70. Julie March 23, 2012 at 10:23 am #

    thanks for the great giveaway

  71. Dara March 23, 2012 at 11:22 am #

    What a colorful pizza! I love it.

  72. dena March 23, 2012 at 1:19 pm #

    It may not be a true dice, but the uniformity of the cuts gives the food a more professional look to it.

  73. Carolyn G March 23, 2012 at 5:56 pm #

    Great recipe. ANd great chopper. I love how it makes everything even and easy

  74. Sherri A. March 24, 2012 at 11:31 am #

    Looks yummy! I can’t wait to try out this recipe! I love the idea of using puff pastry for the crust and I would love to win the “Chompers”! I really like that they chop everything uniform.

  75. Meryl March 24, 2012 at 1:06 pm #

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  76. Dawn March 24, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

    LOVE this!! Thanks so much for sharing!

  77. Nicki March 24, 2012 at 5:34 pm #

    Oooo, I never thought of using puff pastry for pizza. Sounds incredibly yummy! We make a lot (okay, maybe too much haha) of pizza in our home – this would be such a fun twist to try one night to change it up! Thanks for posting!

  78. Ulla March 24, 2012 at 10:43 pm #

    I made this for dinner tonight, it was a great hit! Thank you for the recipe!
    Unfortunately I didn’t have the chopper so the veggies weren’t as nicely sized, but at least no finger casualties, this time…
    Those choppers would be a welcome addition to our kitchen, my fingers would thank you :-)

  79. Frank March 25, 2012 at 8:44 pm #

    Looks like a great time saver!

  80. Blima March 26, 2012 at 12:03 am #

    Great giveabway

  81. Erin from Long Island March 26, 2012 at 12:43 am #

    this sounds like a great tool and not like the cheap junk you see on tv

  82. Maggie @ kitchie coo March 26, 2012 at 8:11 am #

    Thanks a lot Jackie, for giving me another on-line kitchen store to look at obsessively! I am like you and do almost all my shopping on-line. Who has time to go to actual stores?? Fun giveaway!

  83. Carmen March 26, 2012 at 11:00 am #

    I love kitchen gadgets and these dicers look like they’d save me a lot of time (not to mention no more onion or garlic-smelling hands!)

  84. Carmen March 26, 2012 at 11:01 am #

    I love kitchen gadgets, and it looks like these dicers would save me lots of time (not to mention no more onion or garlic-smelling hands!)

  85. Dawn March 26, 2012 at 8:17 pm #

    Would love to own one of those choppers..maybe even both :)

  86. Connie Bolick Lee March 27, 2012 at 10:29 am #

    These are handy little things to have in the kitchen, I hope I win!

  87. Aruna March 27, 2012 at 10:48 am #

    This looks like a blast! I would dice up a storm with this!

  88. Megan March 27, 2012 at 11:10 am #

    That is an amazing gadget! Thanks for the giveaway!

  89. Jessica Bush March 27, 2012 at 1:16 pm #


  90. Stacey March 27, 2012 at 1:22 pm #

    I’m going to have to give this recipe a shot. And a give away? Sign me up!

  91. Michael J. McCoy March 27, 2012 at 1:30 pm #

    Would love these dicers!!! Would make quick work of vegetables!!!!!!!!
    Love your recipes!!!!!!!!!!