Every savvy home cook has a few tricks up her sleeve; puff pastry is ours. It bakes into a beautiful golden crust every single time, no fussing necessary. And did we mention it tastes like buttery, flaky heaven? Pre-made puff pastry is only a few dollars at most supermarkets (no need to whip this stuff up from scratch) and no, it’s not just for sweets. Pre-made puff pastry creates impressive, elegant looking meals on any budget, whether you’re hosting, staying at home or looking for a show-offy potluck dish. Ready to start living your best puff pastry life? Just top the refrigerated or frozen (defrosted first, of course) dough with some fresh veggies and dinner’s basically done. Here are some delicious and easy ideas to get you started.
25 Savory Puff Pastry Recipes You Haven’t Tried Before
4. Vegetable Wellington With Mushrooms And Spinach
You’d never even know the beef is missing from this healthier (but still super hearty) baked Wellington, stuffed with savory veggies.
5. Asparagus, Egg And Prosciutto Tart With Everything Spice
Breakfast for dinner? Definitely worth it for this recipe, which is basically edible artwork, no filter necessary.
11. Mini Ham And Cheese Croque Monsieur Puff Pastry Tarts
It seemed impossible to improve upon the decadent French version of grilled cheese, but this puff pastry gave the creamy sandwich an instant upgrade. (Add a fried egg on top to make it a croque mademoiselle.)
17. Avocado, Cream Cheese And Salsa Stuffed Pastries
Sick of tacos? Give this easy-to-make take on an empanada a try. (And if you want to really go nuts, sprinkle them with cheese before popping them in the oven.)
25. Asparagus, Goat Cheese And Cherry Tomato Breakfast Tart
And just like that, we officially became morning people. With a breakfast like this, who even needs an alarm clock?