• Emma S

Quick & easy - Pissaladière - A delicious classic from the South of France

Pissaladière is one of our favourite meals. It's a tasty classic that is quick and easy to make and perfect to share!

The French response to pizza is this crispy, salty, easy to make delicious plate! Simple homemade bread/pizza dough (or cheat with puff pastry!) covered with a thick layer of caramelized onions and sprinkled with black olives, and optionally anchovies. YUM!

A specialty from the region of Nice in southern France, Pissaladière takes no time at all to prepare and leaves your mouth wanting more!

Try this quick and easy notquitenigella recipe this weekend and let us know what you think:

Simple Pissaladière - Serves 6 - 60 mins


  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 4 onions, thinly sliced

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 1 sheet ready-made puff pastry

  • 1 60 gram jar of anchovies, sliced in half lengthwise

  • Pitted black olives

  • Milk, to glaze


  1. In a saucepan, melt the butter and oil together. Add the chopped onions and fry until they are golden and caramelized, about 30 minutes. Add the brown sugar and cook for 5 more minutes until the sugar has dissolved. Set aside to cool.

  2. Preheat the oven to 360 degrees F. Place a flat baking sheet in the oven to heat up.

  3. Place the puff pastry on a large sheet of baking parchment. With a blunt knife, score a 1.5 centimeter border around the puff pastry — make sure you don’t cut through the pastry. Place the cooled onion within the border and then scatter the anchovies and olives on top.

  4. Brush the uncovered edges of pastry with milk.

  5. Remove the baking sheet from the oven. Lift the baking parchment onto the baking sheet, and bake the pissaladière for 15-20 minutes, until the pastry is puffed and golden.

  6. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.

  7. Voilà and enjoy!