8 Fast & Easy Puff Pastry Ideas

We cannot stress enough just how amazingly versatile puff pastry is! The best thing about puff pastry is its flexibility – whether you opt for sweet or savory, there are plenty of options that will satisfy everyone. Here are the 8 best-looking and best-tasting puff pastry recipes that can be prepared in a jiffy!

1. Pepperoni Rose

You'll Need (for 6):

  • 1 roll of puff pastry
  • 48 pepperoni slices
  • 3 oz shredded cheese
  • muffin pan

Here's How:

1.1 Preheat the oven to 350°F and cut the puff pastry lengthwise into 6 strips.

1.2 Place about 8 pepperoni slices next to each other on each strip.

1.3 Sprinkle cheese over each strip.

1.4 Roll up each strip.

1.5 Fold the pepperoni slices over the edges to create a rose look. Place each of the 6 rolls in a recess of the muffin pan, put the pan in the oven, and cook for 25 minutes. 

2. Hot Dog Flower

You'll Need (for 2):

  • 1 roll of puff pastry
  • 5 hot dogs
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cherry tomato, halved

Here's How:

2.1 Preheat the oven to 350°F. Cut the hot dogs in half lengthwise and space them out evenly in 2 rows on the sheet of puff pastry.

2.2 Cut the puff pastry into 10 rectangles.

2.3 Seal the puff pastry around the hot dog and bend it into a loop.

2.4 Repeat this with the remaining puff pastry rectangles and hot dogs. Put 5 loops together to create a flower and place both of the flowers on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.

2.5 Brush the egg wash over the puff pastry, sprinkle sesame seeds on top, and stick a cherry tomato half in the center of each flower.

2.6 Cook for 25 minutes.

3. Ham & Cheese Avocado

You'll Need (for 2):

  • ½ roll of puff pastry
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 oz diced ham
  • 2 oz diced cheese
  • 1 whisked egg for the egg wash
  • shredded cheese to sprinkle on top

Here's How:

3.1 Preheat the oven to 350°F. Cut the avocado in half and remove the core and shell.

3.2 Use the avocado to cut 4 equal pieces of dough from the puff pastry.

3.3 Mix the diced ham with cheese and pour the mixture into he avocado halves.

3.4 Now place the avocado halves with the opening facing down on 2 of the pieces of cut-out dough.

3.5 Cut out 2 oval circles of dough from the remaining dough and place one on each avocado half.

3.6 Press the dough all around with a fork. Brush the egg wash over the puff pastry and sprinkle shredded cheese on top. Place the avocado halves on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and cook for about 20 minutes.

4. Tomato & Olive Skewer

You'll Need (for 8):

  • 1 roll of puff pastry
  • 40 pitted black olives
  • 40 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • 3 oz grated parmesan 
  • wooden skewer

Here's How:

4.1 Preheat the oven to 350°F. Cut the puff pastry lengthwise into 6 equal strips.

4.2 Fold the strips together in the middle and alternately skewer the dough, tomato, and olive on a wooden stick. Repeat with the rest of the ingredients. Place the skewers on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper, sprinkle cheese and rosemary on top, and cook for 20 minutes.

5. Veggie Pops

You'll Need (for 8):

  • 1 roll of puff pastry
  • 3 oz shredded cheese
  • 1 small zucchini, sliced
  • 1 small carrot, sliced
  • wooden skewers

Here's How:

5.1 Preheat the oven to 350°F and cut the puff pastry lengthwise into thin strips.

5.2 Sprinkle cheese on top.

5.3 Place a thin zucchini strip and a thin carrot strip on the puff pastry strip and roll it up. Repeat with the rest of the puff pastry.

5.4 Stick a wooden skewer through each veggie pop and place them on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.

5.5 Cook for 15 minutes.

6. Dessert Bowls

You'll Need (for 6):

  • 1 roll of puff pastry
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 whisked egg for the egg wash
  • 1 large muffin pan

Here's How:

6.1 Preheat the oven to 350°F. Brush the egg wash over the puff pastry and sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar on top.

6.2 Cut the puff pastry lengthwise in the middle and then cut several thin strips vertically.

6.3 Cut a piece of parchment paper into several small squares. Weave 10 dough strips into a lattice and place the lattice on a square of parchment paper. Repeat with the rest of the dough strips.

6.4 Place the parchment paper square with the lattice on the bottom of a muffin pan and press down around the edges. Repeat with the rest of the squares, put the pan in the oven, and cook for 25 minutes.

7. Nutella Banana Sandwich

You'll Need:

  • ½ roll of puff pastry
  • 1 whisked egg for the egg wash
  • Nutella
  • 5 banana slices

Here's How:

7.1 Preheat the oven to 350°F. Use a glass to cut out 10 even circles from the puff pastry.

7.2 Arrange 5 circles in a flower shape so the dough overlaps and place the flowers on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Brush the egg wash over the flowers and cook for 20 minutes.

7.3 Spread Nutella over the bottom of one flower, top with 5 banana slices, and place the other flower on top.

8. Olive Bites

You'll Need (for 20)

  • ½ roll of puff pastry
  • 20 black pitted olives
  • 1 whisked egg for the egg wash
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds

Here's How:

8.1 Preheat the oven to 350°F. Cut the puff pastry into small squares, place an olive in the center of each square, and seal the dough around the olive.

8.2 Brush the egg wash over each olive bite and sprinkle sesame seeds on top.

8.3 Place the olive bites on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and cook for 15 minutes.

You're guaranteed to have a wonderful assortment of appetizers, snacks, and desserts at your next buffet thanks to these great 8 recipes. So go ahead and buy a few rolls of puff pastry and get started!

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