Build-your-own tarts recipe

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Build-your-own tarts make a really simple lunch, dinner or snack and great for when you want to cook with kids. Mix and match your favourite toppings

Build your own tarts
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  • healthy
Preparation Time5 mins
Cooking Time15 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories226 Kcal11%
Fat14 g20%
Saturated Fat7 g35%

Build-your-own tarts make a really simple lunch, easy dinner or brunch and great for when you want to cook with kids. You can buy your favourite pizza toppings and mix and match to make so many different flavour combinations on the ready-made puff pastry base.

You can get the kids to help by choosing which toppings they like and adding their own. They're also really quick to make as they only take up to 15 minutes in the oven so you can have dinner on the table in 20 mins - which, let's face it, is an absolute dream when you've got a million other things to do!


  • 320g ready-rolled puff pastry
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 8tbsp pizza sauce

Topping ideas:

  • 100g grated mozzarella
  • 4tbsp sweetcorn
  • 2 pineapple rings
  • ½ red pepper, sliced
  • 3 slices ham, torn
  • Small handful basil, to serve




  1. Heat the oven to 220C, gas 7. Unroll the pastry and stamp out any shapes you like. With a knife, gently score a 1cm border around the edge of each shape.
  2. Brush the edges of the pastry with a little egg and bake for 10 mins, until lightly golden and puffed.
  3. Spread a little pizza sauce over the centre of each and top with any combination of your favourite toppings, plus extra cheese.
  4. Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden and bubbling. Top with basil and serve.
Top Tip for making Build-your-own tarts

You can either eat these straight away or save them for packed lunches and speedy snacks.

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies