Dairy Farmers of Canada

Family Night Pizza

This recipe is taken from the 2016 Milk Calendar. It’s a real winner for dinner or even lunch. This sumptuous white sauce pizza is sure to have the whole family at the table faster than you can say, buon appetito!

  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cooking: 20 min
Yields 8 Servings
family night pizza


  • 2 sheets frozen puff pastry thawed (about 450 g pkg)
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) Butter
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Milk
  • 2 plum tomatoes
  • 2 mushrooms
  • 2 thin slices deli ham
  • 2 cups (500 mL) shredded Canadian Mozzarella
  • Fresh basil for garnish (optional)
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Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C). Unroll puff pastry and place side by side (overlapping slightly to form one large crust) to fit on a large parchment-lined baking sheet. Press the overlapped dough together so it sticks. Prick all over with a fork. Press edges with a fork. Refrigerate pastry until ready to use.

Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic; cook 1 min. Sprinkle with flour, basil and salt; whisk about 1 min. Gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat. Whisk for 2 min until smooth and thickened; set aside.

Thinly slice tomatoes and mushrooms. Cut ham into pieces. Drizzle cooled milk sauce over pastry, leaving about a ½ inch (1 cm) around edges. Spread to barely cover crust. Arrange tomatoes, mushrooms and ham over sauce. Sprinkle with cheese.  

Bake about 15 min or until a deep golden brown. Let stand 5 min before serving. Garnish with basil, if using.


If you can only find frozen blocks of puff pastry, thaw and roll the two together to form a rectangle to fit baking sheet.

For additional flavour, scatter pizza with fresh thyme leaves. Substitute your favourite pizza toppings for the ones above.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 452 Calories
Protein: 12 g
Carbohydrate: 30 g
Fat: 32 g
Fibre: 1.2 g
Sodium: 433 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 17 % / 190 mg
Folate: 25 %
Selenium: 42 %
Thiamin: 23 %
Vitamin B12: 41 %