Savory Vegetable Puff Pastry: A Flavorful Recipe in 7 Steps

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Savory Vegetable Puff Pastry

Savory Vegetable Puff Pastry
Savory Vegetable Puff Pastry

Savory Vegetable Puff Pastry Ingredients:

  • 1 sheet of puff pastry (thawed if using frozen)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bell pepper (any color), diced
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup spinach or kale, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, or your choice)
  • 1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)
  • Sesame seeds or poppy seeds (optional, for topping)

Savory Vegetable Puff Pastry Instructions:

  1. Preheat Oven:
    • Preheat your oven according to the puff pastry package instructions, usually around 375°F (190°C).
  2. Prepare the Vegetables:
    • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and sauté until translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
    • Add the minced garlic and sauté for an additional 1 minute.
    • Add the diced bell pepper, zucchini, mushrooms, and cook for about 5-7 minutes until the vegetables are tender and any excess moisture has evaporated.
    • Stir in the chopped spinach or kale, dried thyme, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. Cook for an additional 2 minutes until the greens are wilted. Remove from heat and let the mixture cool slightly.
  3. Assemble the Pastry:
    • Roll out the puff pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface to smooth out any creases and slightly enlarge it. Cut the sheet into desired shapes (rectangles or squares) depending on your preference.
    • Place a spoonful of the vegetable mixture on one half of each pastry shape, leaving a small border around the edges.
    • Sprinkle a little shredded cheese over the vegetable mixture.
  4. Fold and Seal:
    • Fold the other half of the pastry over the filling to create a triangle or rectangle shape. Press the edges together with a fork to seal the pastry.
  5. Egg Wash and Bake:
    • Brush the top of each pastry with beaten egg for a golden finish. You can also sprinkle sesame seeds or poppy seeds on top if desired.
    • Place the filled pastries on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Bake:
    • Bake in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown and puffed up.
  7. Serve:
    • Remove from the oven and let the pastries cool slightly before serving. They are delicious served warm!

Enjoy: Enjoy your savory vegetable puff pastry as a flavorful appetizer, snack, or light meal. You can easily customize this recipe by using your favorite vegetables and seasonings.

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