Start With Puff Pastry

Chicken and Bacon in Puff Pastry. Linda Larsen

For the holidays or any special occasion, puff pastry is a quick and easy shortcut ingredient that will dress up any menu. These recipes that start with puff pastry are simple and look much more complicated than they are. You can make puff pastry from scratch, but Pepperidge Farm makes a fabulous pastry that you just thaw and use. Each package contains two sheets. For best results, thaw the pastry overnight in the refrigerator.

Then gently unfold each sheet and place on lightly floured surface. Roll to even out the pastry and smooth out the fold lines. Then use as directed in the recipe.

Enjoy these appetizers, sweets, breads, and main dishes made with this special ingredient.

Start With Puff Pastry

  • Make Ahead Scrambled Eggs in Puff Pastry
    This super special recipe is a great choice for Christmas or New Year's morning. It's all made ahead of time, then you just assemble and bake for the perfect breakfast.
  • Chicken Pesto in Puff Pastry
    This super delicious recipe uses just five ingredients! It's a great base for creating your own masterpiece. Add crisply cooked bacon, some sauteed onions and garlic, roasted red peppers or sun dried tomatoes to these little bundles. Be warned, though: the filling is hot!
  • Puff Pastry Hearts
    Puff pastry, butter, and cinnamon sugar combine to make a delicious and super simple cookie kids will love to make and eat. Yum.
  • Easy Beef Wellington
    Sauteed mushrooms, onions, and chicken livers form a rich filling in this elegant and easy main dish.
  • Parmesan Puff Pastry Straws
    Puff pastry and Parmesan cheese turn into delicious flaky breadsticks in this simple recipe.
  • Chicken and Bacon in Puff Pastry
    Well, bacon makes just about anything better. Combined with tender chicken and crisp puff pastry, this is an easy entree recipe perfect for entertaining.
  • Cranberry Turkey Puff Pastry Bites
    Use leftover turkey from your Thanksgiving dinner to make these delicious little pastry sandwiches. Or substitute chicken or chopped ham for a nice variation.
  • Minute Apple Tart
    This quick tart can be made from apples or pears. It's so easy and delicious; it really takes just about a minute to put together!
  • Napoleon Sandwiches
    Any sandwich spread is delicious in between flaky layers of crisp puff pastry. To make them fancier, cut the pastry into different shapes before you bake it.
  • Seafood in Patty Shells
    Puff pastry shells are filled with an easy shrimp and crab filling in this super easy recipe.
  • Pork Tenderloin in Puff Pastry
    An onion and apple mixture, scented with thyme, is baked along with tender pork, all wrapped in crisp puff pastry.