Puff pastry is a type of laminated dough that has layers and layers of butter. As a result, when it bakes, it becomes very light, airy, and flaky. The great thing about this pastry is that you can use it in both sweet and savory circumstances. Many people use puff pastry as a foundation for appetizers due to their rich taste and pleasing texture. You can pair puff pastry with all sorts of savory ingredients, such as cheese, mushrooms, onions, chicken, bacon, tomatoes, and more.
Honestly, any meat that you can think of tastes absolutely to die for with puff pastry! Next time you host a gathering, whether for a holiday or another type of celebration, you can use one of these puff pastry appetizer recipes to take your party to the next level! All these options will start your party on the right note, impressing your guests and making your get-together more memorable. We suggest trying our Turkey Sausage Rolls or the Cranberry Brie Bites, but ultimately, it is up to you since all of these recipes have impressive flavors and ingredients. You won't be disappointed either way.
Liven up your party when you serve these incredible sausage-packed puff pastry rolls. Our Weight Watchers-friendly recipe combines ground turkey, breadcrumbs, herbs and seasonings, and puff pastry. You will love how the thyme and sage complement the ground turkey. You can egg wash the dough, making it golden brown when baking!
Looking for a little bit of spice? Although these puff pastry rolls can technically function as a lunch dish, they are actually suitable to serve as the party starters, too. They are the perfect bite-size food to snack on. To make it easier, you can use ready-rolled puff pastry with chicken, chorizo, garlic, seasonings, tomatoes, and Worcestershire for a complex flavor profile.
Enjoy the flavors of a classic French onion soup but in the form of an appetizer. These incredibly soft and tender pastry bites have red onions, brown sugar, thyme, and gruyere cheese. The pastry and silky cheese perfectly match the flavors of onion soup! Your guests will go crazy over how delicious these are.
These puff pastry appetizers don't contain any meat, and they are a bit lighter. This is great for when you want to save room for the actual main course. This recipe includes puff pastry, cherry tomatoes, goat cheese, herbs, and seasonings. If you wish, you can glaze them with a balsamic glaze reduction, which gives them a more elegant look and deeper flavor.
This puff pastry starter looks gorgeous due to the fresh herbs, mushrooms, and cheese on the baked good. With hints of thyme, shallots, garlic, and balsamic vinegar, this might just become your new favorite recipe. Aside from tasting phenomenal, it's also super easy to make, and you can have it done in less than an hour!
The combination of fresh tomatoes with puff pastry is mesmerizing, so you might notice it is a common theme with puff pastry appetizers. This specific recipe has incredibly bright flavors due to the fresh herbs. It also has tomatoes, parmesan, Dijon mustard, and a homemade vinaigrette dressing to season the tomatoes. This recipe makes 16 appetizer squares!
Pear and prosciutto are a famous sweet and savory pairing, and it gets even better when you serve them with puff pastry. This recipe is as simple as it gets: cheese, prosciutto, pears, and puff pastry. Assemble the pastry as a palmier and bake them until they have a nice golden color. This sophisticated appetizer will make your gathering look very polished and put together!
The sweetness of caramelized onions is a perfect match for buttery puff pastry. This starter combines sweet and savory tastes of chicken stock, gruyere cheese, Dijon mustard, sweet onions, butter, and puff pastry. You can use frozen puff pastry, which makes it quite convenient. The best part is that this makes 36 servings, so it's perfect for feeding a large crowd!
This puff pastry appetizer would be perfect for a game-day party. It has a nice balance of velvety cream cheese, parmesan, and a spicy kick from the siracha hot sauce. The buttery puff pastry enhances the ingredients in this dish and makes it perfect for dipping in sauces such as ranch dressing. This recipe will be such a hit that you might want to double it!
Here is a family-friendly puff pastry starter for you to try out. Everybody loves pizza-inspired food, and this recipe is especially delicious due to the flaky puff pastry. You only need pizza sauce, Italian cheese, pepperonis, seasonings, and puff pastry sheets. This recipe makes a total of 24 servings and pairs well with other popular appetizers.
Whether it's the holiday season or not, these pastry bites are too delicious to pass up. While the cranberry may remind you of Christmas, you can enjoy them any time of the year. The bites are made with Brie cheese and pistachios, which add a nice crunchy texture and vibrant color, making them perfect for any party or gathering. Not to mention, the creamy Brie cheese makes them feel so fancy!
Succulent pulled pork in a smoky BBQ sauce is a match made in heaven with crispy puff pastry. Serve these at your next game day party or family celebration. All you need to make this recipe is pulled pork, BBQ sauce, cheddar cheese, eggs, and puff pastry! If you have leftover pulled pork that you need to use up, you are already one step ahead.
These mini appetizers are a show-stopper at any gathering. Despite their enticing presentation, they only require a few ingredients: pastry sheets, balsamic caramelized onions, cheddar cheese, and fresh Rosemary. If you don't like balsamic, you can always make regular caramelized onions, which taste just as lovely in this recipe! Sprinkle on some extra Rosemary just before serving to upgrade the presentation.
Looking for a unique appetizer that everyone will like? You absolutely need to try this recipe! It has a slightly sweet fig jam paired with honey-whipped mascarpone cheese. Moreover, the prosciutto really brings the whole appetizer together. The wide variety of flavors and textures in this appetizer will keep your guests coming back for more!
If you're planning to serve vegetarian guests and want to ensure they feel included, we recommend this simple appetizer recipe. It features asparagus, puff pastry, olive oil, seasonings, and shredded cheese. The tender asparagus, buttery pastry, and savory cheese combine to create an undeniably flavorful dish with impressive textures.
Here's another party appetizer that combines fresh tomatoes and puff pastry. However, this one is different because it has ricotta cheese, parmesan, fresh basil, oregano, and other various seasonings. The ricotta cheese is nice and velvety, perfectly balancing the plump, juicy tomatoes. This dish is excellent if you want something crowd-pleasing and simple.
Have you ever had Greek spanakopita? The famous dish inspires this recipe. It has feta cheese, eggs, green onions, spinach, mozzarella, and a hint of nutmeg to enhance the other components. Use premade puff pastry to cut your time down in the kitchen. This recipe will serve a crowd of about 16 people, but you can always adjust it to make more!
Wrap juicy smoked sausage with everything-bagel seasoned puff pastry for a unique and appealing appetizer that your guests will rave over! This recipe includes stone ground mustard, Dijon mustard, eggs, and bagel seasoning. The sausage complements the mustardy flavor perfectly, ensuring that every single bite is a wonderful culinary experience.
This pull-apart puff pastry snowflake has a striking look, making it the perfect appetizer to serve at your next gathering. This recipe is a fusion of comforting flavors with oregano, basil, garlic, onion, mozzarella, and parmesan. You can dip the cheesy bread pieces in a buttery garlic sauce, ranch dressing, whipped cream cheese, or whatever you wish!
You can never go wrong with a classic sausage and cheese combo. This appetizer is for busy folks who just want a simple recipe to follow. All you need is ground pork sausage, garlic powder, onion powder, cheddar cheese, and puff pastry. You can also egg wash to give the puff pastry more color when it bakes!
This appetizer with puff pastry pairs with many other party starters, making it an excellent choice to put on your food spread. The recipe is a savory twist with layers of puff pastry and bacon strips. It also has mustard, but if you wish to avoid including that, you don't have to! Sprinkle on poppy seeds for a speckled look and added delicate touch.
These puff pastry pinwheels are a delightful surprise for your party guests, and they're made with only three ingredients. Simply assemble puff pastry sheets with pesto and low-moisture mozzarella cheese to make them. Despite the simple recipe, combining milky mozzarella, umami pesto, and golden-brown puff pastry is a dream come true, so you won’t feel as if this appetizer needs anything else.
Make these tiny savory pastry bites with the help of this recipe. When you bring this recipe to life, it will make 18 servings that are full of cremini mushrooms, onions, garlic, and white cheddar cheese. Since you bake it in a muffin tin, it creates the perfect bite-sized appetizer, which makes it easy to serve and even easier to eat.
You can prepare this puff pastry appetizer in advance, making it convenient for hosting a party. Indulge in flaky puff pastry, chopped pecans, Brie cheese, jam, and thyme. You can use any type of jam that you prefer. Fig jam or cranberry are delicious. However, any type of fruit that you see fit with the brie cheese will work!
And below I'll leave you with the full recipe to my sausage rolls.
24 Perfect Puff Pastry Appetizers
- 1 lb ground turkey weighed raw
- 1 egg
- ½ cup bread crumbs
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 2 teaspoon sage
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- dash salt/pepper
- 1 package puff pastry
- Egg wash for brushing on top 1 egg with a splash of milk *you won't use much of it so I do not include it in the ingredients when I am figuring out the points.
- Preheat the oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a bowl, mix the raw ground turkey, egg, breadcrumbs, and seasonings.
- Flour the surface of a counter a little and roll out the puff pastry dough. Depending on what brand you use, it will have 2 sheets that are around 10x10. I rolled them out a little to get them to more of a 10x12 rectangle and then cut each piece into 3 long strips, giving me 6 strips in total.
- Separate the meat mixture into 6 equal portions and press each portion onto each pastry strip. You want it the full length of the pastry strip, but not the full width.
- Fold over the pastry vertically and use a fork to seal the ends.
- Use a little egg/milk egg wash to brush them, then cut each long piece into 6 pieces. The easiest way to do that would be to cut each in half, then each half in 3. This way they will all be about the same size. You should have 36 pieces in total.
- Place on the cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and make sure to keep them an inch or two apart.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown. Let cool for 5 minutes, then serve.