10 Delicious Dinner Pastries That Won’t Spoil Your Appetite
Baked goods aren’t just for breakfast and dessert. You can make them as a side or a main course for your dinner! Here are 10 favorites to try:
1. Chicken pockets
Use leftover cooked chicken – or any other meat you prefer – and add an assortment of veggies, spices and cream cheese for this tasty pastry. Assemble the mixture in the center of two open crescent rolls – forming a square – and bring the corners together. Bake for around 20 minutes at 400 degrees, according to From a Chef’s Kitchen.
“Parmesan spirals are perfect for an appetizer.”
2. Parmesan spirals
This concoction is perfect for an appetizer or accompaniment to a meal, Martha Stewart recommended. To make the parmesan spirals, you simply fold cheese, paprika, salt and pepper into a puff pastry and bake at 400 degrees until golden brown.
3. Spinach and bacon tart
Make your own, healthier version of a pizza with this recipe from The Spruce. Although it’s called a tart, bakers may notice it cooks similarly to a quiche. Use bacon, spinach and a few different kinds of cheese to make yours even more savory.
4. Beef bourguignonne pot pie
On its own, beef bourguignon is hearty. Add another layer of bread in the form of a pot pie, and this is a dish that will make some delicious leftovers. Although it may be a little more involved than some other recipes, the cook time is well worth the pay off, according to Bon Appetit.
Take your tastes buds to Istanbul with these little Turkish pies. Fill the phyllo dough with the combination of your choosing, but the traditional version features lamb and feta, according to The New York Times. Once they’re done baking top with sesame or poppy seeds to add a last hint of flavor.
6. Sausage and brie kolaches
Once you’re finished in Turkey, make your way to Prague where kolaches are all the rage. These perfect pastries require you to give the dough enough time to rise before you add the filling of sausage and brie, according to Girl in the Little Red Kitchen. Once your dough has risen a second time, cook at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
7. Vegetable pasties
Go healthy – and gluten-free – with vegetable pasties, a baked good eaten mostly in Australia and England. The Wholesome Patisserie recommended adding diced onion, garlic, ginger, peas, carrots and zucchini as filling to the puff pastry. Of course, any combination of veggies will work – so use what’s left in your pantry or what you’re in the mood for.
8. Tomato and cream cheese turnovers
There’s a trend with these recipes: puff pastry. The ingredient is easy to use – and to bake, according to Food52. For these turnovers, simply add a mixture of cream cheese, one egg, tomatoes and little salt and pepper to the center of the dough and bake!
9. Bacon wrapped twists
Snack on these delicious puff pastry treats hand-wrapped in bacon strips! Bake at 375 for 30 to 50 minutes, depending on the thickness of the bacon, according to Half Baked Harvest.
10. Seafood mornay pies
You’ll need puff pastry, the seafood of your choice, cheddar cheese, marinara mix, pouring cream and olive oil to make these tasty pies, which only take 20 minutes to bake, according to Taste magazine.