Cheesy puff pastry jalapeño bites

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These cheesy puff pastry jalapeño bites are the perfect appetizer for easy entertaining. They’re completey addictive and perfect for feeding a crowd.

Cheesy puff pastry jalapeño bites

So, it’s safe to say that anything wrapped in puff pastry is an automatic favorite, right? I mean, who could resist that crisp, buttery, golden flakiness? Most definitely not me. Now add cheese, jalapeños and sautéed onions and you have jalapeño bites so good, you’ll be struggling to only have one!

Cheesy puff pastry jalapeño bites

Can you use phyllo dough instead of puff pastry?

Yes you can, for this recipe, but the end result will be different. It’s not always suitable for phyllo pastry to substitute puff pastry but in most cases it will be fine. Brush at least 3 layers of phyllo with melted butter and layer together and then use as you would puff pastry. Take care to keep the puff pastry under a moist towel as it can dry out and become brittle quickly.

Cheesy puff pastry jalapeño bites

How to make cheesy jalapeño puffs

Using shop-bought frozen puff pastry makes this recipe very easy. Simply defrost the pastry overnight in the refrigerator. The filling is made by sautéeing an onion until soft and translucent then combining with grated mature cheddar and mozzarella and chopped pickled jalapeños. Use a mini muffin/pastry tray and lay small squares of pastry in each hollow then fill with the cheese mixture. Fold the corners over and pinch together then brush with egg and bake until golden, puffed and cooked through.

Cheesy puff pastry jalapeño bites

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Cheesy puff pastry jalapeño bites
Cheesy puff pastry jalapeño bites
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

These cheesy puff pastry jalapeño bites are the perfect appetizer for easy entertaining. They're completey addictive and perfect for feeding a crowd.

Course: Appetizer, Starter
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Appetizer, Cheese pastry, Puff pastry
Servings: 12
Calories: 188 kcal
Author: Alida Ryder
Ingredients
For the filling
  • 1 cup grated mature cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1 onion sauteed until soft and translucent
  • ½ cup pickled jalapenos finely chopped
For the puffs
  • 400 g/14 oz puff pastry thawed
  • 1 egg beaten
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF. 

  2. Roll the thawed puff pastry into a rectangle on a floured surface. Cut into 12 small-medium sized squares (big enough to fit into a mini-muffin/pastry tray. 

  3. Place a square of pastry into each muffin hole. 

  4. Combine all the ingredients for the filling and mix well. 

  5. Spoon the filling onto the pastry then fold over the corners of the puff pastry, pinching in the middle. 

  6. Brush with beaten egg then place in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. 

  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before serving. 

Nutrition Facts
Cheesy puff pastry jalapeño bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 188 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 278mg 12%
Potassium 58mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 3.6%
Vitamin C 1.5%
Calcium 12.1%
Iron 4.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Showing 6 comments
  • Kelly | Foodtasia
    Reply

    Oh these look absolutely delicious! I would eat the whole tray!

  • Lili
    Reply

    Can you prepare them up to the point of baking and freeze them to bake at a later date?

    And if so, should you bake them right out of the freezer or should you thaw them before baking?

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      I haven’t tested this but it shouldn’t be a problem. I would bake them directly from frozen.

  • 2pots2cook
    Reply

    Only 25 minutes ? I’m in ! Thank you for sharing this beauty !

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