13 easy ways to use puff pastry

A stash of puff pastry in the freezer is your best idea yet. Hot tip: Defrost frozen puff pastry slowly in the fridge overnight, if you can. If you’re in a rush, leave out at room temperature but check after 20 min—puff pastry is easiest to work with when slightly chilled.

13 easy ways to use puff pastry

Photo: Michael Graydon

Puff pastry recipes

Big Breakfast Pie

The breakfast gang’s all here with ham, sausage, eggs and cheese spending quality time on a bed of puff pastry. It’s perfect for brunch or for upping your breakfast-for-dinner game. Get the recipe: Big Breakfast Pie

puff pastry in a pie dish covered with egg, ham and cheesePhoto: Jodi Pudge

Little British Beef Pies

London’s calling with these savoury pockets. Line the wells of your muffin tin with puff pastry for easy pies every time. Get the recipe: Little British Beef Pies

13 easy ways to use puff pastryPhoto: Roberto Caruso


Onion and Goat Cheese Pastry

Check out that saweet caramelization! Onions, roasted red peppers, garlic and herbed goat cheese are making that pastry sophisticated as hell. You barely even had to work for it. Get the recipe: Onion and Goat Cheese Pastry

tart with caramelized onions, roasted red peppers and herbed goat cheese on puff pastryPhoto: Edward Pond

Quick Kale and Bacon Tart

This tart works hard for you, making itself available for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Tasty hot or cold, this eggy pie feels right at home on puff pastry. Get the recipe: Quick Kale and Bacon Tart

egg tart in a crust with kale, red onion and bacon

Ham-and-Cheese Pinwheel

You’ve got lunch on lock with this easy hack. Roll up ham and cheese in puff pastry, slice and tuck into that bento box. Get the recipe: Ham-and-Cheese Pinwheel

baked dough rolled up with ham and cheese insidePhoto: Roberto Caruso


Easy Asparagus and Goat Cheese Tarts

Buttery puff pastry is a great base for goat’s cheese, asparagus and caramelized onions. Serve this as an appetizer or eat it for dinner. Get the recipe: Easy Asparagus and Goat Cheese Tarts

two puff pastry tarts topped with goat cheese, asparagus and red onionPhoto: Jim Norton

Twisted Cheese Straws

These spiralled cheese straws are irresistible—and super easy. Serve them as a snack or as the side to a saucy plate of pasta. Get the recipe: Twisted Cheese Straws

13 easy ways to use puff pastryPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Spanakopita Pizza

Pizza night just got flaky. Puff pastry makes a speedy base for this greens and cheese pie. Get the recipe: Spanakopita Pizza

13 easy ways to use puff pastryPhoto: Roberto Caruso


Beet and “Greens Pesto” Tart

Are you sensing a theme here? Puff pastry plus veggies equals you living your best life. Beet greens, goat cheese and walnuts make create a creamy base layer for those thinly sliced veggies to crisp up on. Get the recipe: Beet and “Greens Pesto” Tart

savoury tart with beets and greensPhoto: Jodi Pudge

Chicken Pot Pie

Look at that flaky top. LOOK AT IT! This recipe is a great way to use up leftover chicken. Get the recipe: Chicken Pot Pie

casserole dish with creamy chicken pot pie topped with a sesame seed studded crustPhoto: Jim Norton

Raspberry Sweetheart Cookies

Don’t be salty, we have some sweet stuff, too. Exhibit A, these easy cookies. Three ingredients: puff pastry, raspberry jam and sugar. Yes. Get the recipe: Raspberry Sweetheart Cookies

box of heart-shaped cookies


Cheddar and Apple Turnovers

You could go to the bakery for flaky pastry, or you could tighten your apron strings and make these not-so-hard turnovers. It’s a fun weekend project for kids. We volunteer to help with the eating. Get the recipe: Cheddar and Apple Turnovers

Crisp puffed pastry turnover stuffed with cheese and applePhoto: Michael Graydon

Portable Breakfast Pastries

The classic kid favourite gets a makeover with these PB and J pockets. Use sunflower seed or pumpkin seed butter in place of peanut if allergies are a concern. Get the recipe: Portable Breakfast Pastries

flaky pastry filled with peanut butter and jamPhoto: Jodi Pudge

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This article was originally published on Oct 08, 2018

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