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Savory Puff Pastry Recipe | Easy Weeknight Meal

A fast and cozy dinner, this Savory Puff Pastry Recipe is a comfort food meal at its best. Great for easy weeknight meals, parties, or appetizers, these sandwiches are delicious and simple to make ahead.

savory puff pastry recipe stuffed with kale, grilled onion, chicken, and mozzarella

Amazing Savory Puff Pastry Recipe. This now a thing.

This all started with a desire to clean out our overburdened freezer. There was a random assortment of things I couldn’t identify, and every time I pulled the drawer open, it felt like the garbage compactor scene in Star Wars.

It was a mess.

I first saw the old box with one lonely sheet of puff pastry, shoved way in the back under all the ice packs. After digging a bit more, I came across some grilled chicken. A search of the fridge netted some mozzarella, baby kale, and pesto. The pantry unburdened itself of an onion, and a new dish in our house was born.

Here’s How to Make These Savory Puff Pastry Recipe:

Remove the puff pastry from the box and wrapper, and allow to thaw on the counter for about 25 minutes.

Fill with whatever deliciousness you want!

Like you are wrapping a present, fold the two top “flaps” over each other. Repeat with one bottom flap, and then the other. Pinch the dough together a bit to secure it.

Bake!

4 steps to making savory puff pastry recipes

 

Pro Tips/Recipe Notes:

  • Need to make more or less of the recipe? Click and slide the “servings” number on the recipe card and the ingredients will adjust as needed. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
  • Due to the time needed for thawing the pastry (20-30 min at temperature), it would be ideal to prep this in the morning before leaving for work. Throw the pastry on the counter before you shower, then assemble everything before heading out the door. Put in an air-tight container in the fridge, and bake when you get home.
  • If you bake it on my favorite compostable parchment paper, and you won’t even have dishes to wash.

Variations

The possibilities are endless and you can really put in anything you’d like.

  • Vegetarian – lots of delicious veggies, marinara, and cheese.
  • Vegan – lots of delicious veggies, and smoky tempeh or crispy tofu.
  • Mediterranean – hummus, grilled chicken, artichoke hearts, feta, and spinach.
  • Pizza – marinara, pepperoni, sausage, and mozzeralla.

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In just a few short weeks, this Savory Puff Pastry Recipe has quickly become a favorite go-to dinner for us. It is a speedy main dish to serve on baseball nights, and everyone in the house will happily gobble it up.

My oldest doesn’t even complain about the giant amount of baby kale inside, and between that and the pesto, it is a no-brainer for getting more greens in our diet. Plus, who doesn’t love deliciousness wrapped in flaky doughy goodness?

Freaks, that’s who.

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5 from 3 votes
Savory Puff Pastry Recipe | Easy Weeknight Meal
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
23 mins
Total Time
38 mins
 

A fast and cozy dinner, this Savory Puff Pastry Recipe is a comfort food meal at its best. Great for easy weeknight meals, parties, or appetizers.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy dinner, kid-friendly meal, puff pastry dinner
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 550 kcal
Author: Sarah - Sustainable Cooks
Ingredients
  • 2 sheets puff pastry
  • 1 tbsp pesto
  • 1 tbsp marinara or brushetta sauce
  • 2 handfuls baby spinach or kale. Fresh
  • 1/4 onion sliced thinly
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup chopped cooked/grilled chicken
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
Instructions
  1. Remove the puff pastry from the box and wrapper, and allow to thaw on the counter for about 25 minutes. You want the pastry to be pliable, but not warm. Lay the pastry sheets on a large baking sheet lined with parchment.

  2. In a medium frying pan, melt the butter over medium low, and cook the onions down until soft; about 15-20 minutes.

  3. Spread the pesto in the middle of one puff pastry sheet, and the bruschetta in the middle of the other.

  4. Top with spinach/kale, cheese, chicken, and onions. 

  5. Like you are wrapping a present, fold the two top "flaps" over each other. Repeat with one bottom flap, and then the other. Pinch the dough together a bit to secure it.

  6. Bake at 400 degrees for 23 minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown and flaky. We have found it is easiest to cut into portions with a pizza cutter. Serve hot with a side salad or delicious grilled veggies.

Recipe Notes

Due to the time needed for thawing the pastry (20-30 min at temperature), it would be ideal to prep this in the morning before leaving for work.

 

Put in an air-tight container in the fridge, and bake when you get home.

Nutrition Facts
Savory Puff Pastry Recipe | Easy Weeknight Meal
Amount Per Serving (2 slices)
Calories 550 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38g 58%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 220mg 9%
Potassium 165mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 22.8%
Vitamin C 4.4%
Calcium 9.3%
Iron 14.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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8 comments on “Savory Puff Pastry Recipe | Easy Weeknight Meal”

  1. Great idea for a quick meal after thawing time. I don’t have any puff pastry but I might try something like this with home made pizza dough.

  2. Oh my gosh this looks so freakin good! I am trying to avoid breads right now 🙁 but I am definitely going to make this sometime in the future!!

  3. light and delish! Perfect for a summer dinner (or winter really… lets face it I’m not picky!).

  4. Finally made these! We used deli meat and made them like calzones and it was yummy!