If you are looking for some creative, easy and savory puff pastry appetizer ideas, you've come to the right place! Here I have gathered some of the best puff pastry cup and puff pastry sheet recipes that would be perfectly suited for any party!
I am a sucker for puff pastry. Cold, hot, sweet or savory, I am all in. When it comes to appetizers, puff pastry is such a versatile ingredient. Something as simple as a dollop of brie, or a shmear of cream cheese, topped with mushrooms or veggies is all you need.
I love how easy and quick an appetizer can be created using puff pastry. All you need is a package of store-bought puff pastry and just 2 other ingredients. If you want to make your own puff pastry, you can but it takes time and when your planning a party, time is not always our best friend.
My favorite brand of puff pastry is Pepperidge Farm. They offer puff pastry in two different packages such as:
- sheets- these are the most common
- shells- these are mini cups that you can fill
Both are super versatile and easy to work with. If you're looking for mini bites for a cocktail party, the cups is the way to go.
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When preparing puff pastry, there are a few things you should keep in mind to make sure your pastry dough comes out super flaky every time.
- Puff pastry comes frozen. Make sure to defrost your pastry dough in the fridge for a few hours or overnight before you're planning on using it. If you try to rush the thawing process, your dough will turn gummy.
- It helps to place your dough on top of a lightly floured surface to prevent sticking.
- To make sure your puff pastry puffs up and doesn't fall flat, set your oven to at least 400 degrees F.
- Don't try to unfold your dough before it is fully thawed! It will only break.
- Try to handle the dough as little as possible.
- Chilling your puff pastry appetizers before you bake them will ensure your dough puffs up as much as possible.
Following these tips will ensure your appetizers come out perfect every time! Now onto those recipes!
These are the best pigs in a blanket ever. The pastry dough is moist and buttery and full of flaky goodness. Serve with a creamy Dijon sauce for dipping!
Try these tartlets for your next holiday party. They are a beautiful and simple appetizer that are as delicious as they look.
These vegan sausage rolls are filled with lentils and mushrooms. Serve them for appetizers at any time of day. Everyone will love them.
The cinnamon and cranberry flavor of this puff pastry appetizer is the perfect flavor combination for a holiday gathering. It would also be beautiful and delicious for a brunch buffet.
An appetizer that is beautiful enough for an elegant event, but no one will ever guess how easy it is to prepare.
These puff pastry pinwheels are the perfect vegetarian appetizer. Brushed with garlic butter and herbs, your guests will love this recipe!
A crispy and golden puff pastry appetizer filled with a savory ground chicken and potato mixture. Serve them as is or with a yummy dipping sauce.
Mix an aromatic spice mixture into sausage mince and mashed potato, then bake into a light, fluffy puff pastry for the perfect savory bite-sized appetizer.
A tart is ideal to cut into bite-size pieces for an appetizer. This pear and goat cheese tart is sweet and tangy and your guests will love it!
This is such a sophisticated appetizer with a fancy cheese, fruit and nuts. Serve it on crackers or crostini so your guests won't need any utensils.
Beef wellington is a classic, English dish. This appetizer ties those classic flavors into the perfect little bite.
Everyone loves pigs in the blanket. This puff pastry appetizer takes them up another notch. Adults and kids alike will gobble them up.
This vegetarian tart is beautiful and makes a fresh and flavorful appetizer when the fall produce is in full harvest or anytime you want a quick and easy appetizer.
Cover a puff pastry with garlicky, buttery mushrooms and cheese. The result is a mouthwateringly delicious appetizer. Your guests won't be able to eat just one bite!
Do you have guests with allergy concerns? This vegan tart has no eggs and no dairy, but it so beautiful and delicious that all your guests will enjoy it.
Who says all appetizers have to be 100% savory? This sweet tart is topped with a layer of sweetened cream cheese, fresh raspberries and blueberries, and a dusting of sugar. You only need 5 ingredients for this eye-catching sweet appetizer.
These veggie puffs are a vegetarian Indian snack with tender curried vegetables wrapped in puff pastry and baked. They will add a spicy kick to any appetizer spread.
When you bite into these cute little appetizers, you get the flavors of sweet apples, creamy brie and crunchy walnuts baked into a buttery puff pastry tartlet. These are a wonderful addition to your meal anytime of day.
The flavors of caramelized onions and fresh figs are the feature of these quick and easy appetizers! They will be a star at any dinner party.
These fast and easy strawberry puff pastry bites are a great way to satisfy your pastry cravings with low calories. They are a perfect appetizer for your guests if they are counting calories, but so light and refreshing that everyone will enjoy them.
This puff pastry pizza appetizer is downright amazing and so easy to make. Serve in squares for easy entertaining. Delicious, impressive, and fuss-free.
A delicious appetizer for all the curry lovers. Enjoy them for a breakfast buffet or for a before dinner appetizer. I’m sure your beverage has never had a better homemade accompaniment!
These sweet and crunchy cookies are vegan and wonderfully delicious! Inspired by a French biscuit, they will be appreciated on any appetizer or dessert buffet.
This is a simple and easy 3 ingredient appetizer. These potato puffs are going to be a crowd pleaser and they are so simple it will be easy to make a lot of them.
Potato bourekas (aka boreks) are a genuine Israeli treat with delicious pastry surrounding a delicious potato filling. These can be made ahead of time and then just slice them up for your appetizer display at party time.
If you love corn dogs but don't love the work of making them, then try these Corn Dog Nuggets. This hot dog appetizer is all of the flavor of corn dogs in a bite-sized, oven-baked appetizer that is absolutely delicious and something kids would love!
This spiral appetizer has all that buffalo chicken wing flavor you know and crave, all rolled up and baked in a puffy, flaky pastry dough. These are the ideal game day or party food.
Lobster is an elegant appetizer ingredient for any occasion! These are a combination of lobster, cheese, spinach and mushroom in puffed pastry. Try them for your next occasion.
These puff pastry appetizers bring together the beloved flavors of spinach and artichoke dip in an exquisite, delicate bite. Your guests will love the ease of eating this treat with no utensils.
These savory mushroom and asparagus pastries are perfect served as a an appetizer any time of day. These little tartlets are scrumptious. They do take some time to make, but they can be prepared ahead and then baked at party time.
Delightful combination of tomato and garlic, chorizo, mozzarella and Italian herbs placed between puff pastry sheets, then cut into strips to create twists that will be a unique experience for your guests.
This appetizer of mini puff pastry tarts with goat’s cheese, radishes, and micro greens are a unique, peppery, and delectable bite. They are a superb appetizer to pass around at any gathering.
You can't go wrong by including this recipe for chocolate mushroom vol-au-vents at your next event. The flavors of creamy mushrooms with a little chocolate and a buttery puff pastry case are wonderfully delicious. This retro appetizer is a great finger food.
These tasty bacon appetizers can also be served as breadsticks with creamy soups. Are you entertaining at the last minute? This recipe has only 5-ingredients and takes 10-minutes to prepare, plus your guests will devour them.
These pinwheels include all the flavors of jalapeno poppers in an easy puff pastry pinwheel. Serve these zesty appetizers with ranch on your next big game day or barbq.
These appetizer pockets are perfect for brunch or dinner time. Flaky pockets of ham, gooey cheese and sweet pear are a delicious combination. They're spread with sweet fig jam and topped with tart arugula for an amazing flavor combo. Ready in just 30 minutes!
This wonderfully sweet and salty appetizer looks gourmet and goes perfectly with any cocktail.
These tarts are fuss-free, look quite fancy and are the perfect appetizer to make for a crowd! The flavors come together for the perfect vibrant and lively bite.
These spinach puffs look dainty and elegant, but they have a wallop of salty, feta flavor. They are a delicious appetizer for a ladies brunch or any dinner gathering.
Puff Pastry topped with juicy pear, caramelized onions, crumbled blue cheese, and walnuts makes a memorable appetizer for any party. Guests will love the flavor profile of pear and caramelized onion, combined with the crunch of the walnuts and earthy blue cheese drizzled with sweet honey.
Crisp and airy puff pastry squares, topped with a layer of garlic flavored, whipped cream cheese and a piece of smoked salmon. An appetizer that is so simple, but makes a big statement at any party.
These meat and cheese crisps have the unique flavor of fried sage to make them an especially interesting appetizer. They are so simple to whip up and your guests are sure to ask for the secret ingredient.
Delicate, light puff pastry straws made with Parmesan cheese, sesame seeds and poppy seeds. These little twists are perfect for adding to a charcuterie board or any appetizer spread.
Seafood is always a classic ingredient for any appetizer. This seafood pizza is pretty and will look especially beautiful for the holidays, but is delicious enough to serve any time of the year.
The color of these cute little bites will look fabulous for a holiday appetizer tray. The flavors are so irresistible that you will want to enjoy them year round.
These aloo patties/puffs are filled with potatoes, peas and warm Indian spices. Guests of all ages will love these savory appetizers.
Your guests will love the taste of Haitian cuisine, the perfect blend of African and French culinary traditions and those flavor profiles combine marvelously in these appetizer pastries.
This Spring Vegetable Tart is a cinch to make with fresh or frozen veggies and store-bought puff pastry crust. The vegetables are colorful and will make your guests think of Spring anytime they see this beauty on your appetizer spread.
Switch up your usual sausage roll with chorizo for an appetizer with an extra flavor kick.
These tarts are so beautiful with the purple onion, red tomatoes and the basil pesto. Be sure to make them small enough that your guests won't need utensils for this appetizer.
These turnovers have a flaky crust and a spicy paneer filling. They can be made ahead of your event in the oven or the air fryer. They are a warm and welcoming appetizer that will go perfect with a glass of tea.
Feta cheese, leeks and dill make such a pleasing filling for these warm and buttery appetizers.
You don't see a squash appetizer very often, but I guarantee your guests will ask you to make this one again and again.
Wow! The earthiness of the mushrooms with the mild, melty gouda and the sweet honey in the crispy, flaky puff pastry is a delectable bite. This appetizer will get rave reviews from your guests. You better make plenty.
You will be amazed at the depth of flavor in these simple, bite-sized appetizers. They will be delightful as an appetizer for any occasion.
These appetizers are ridiculously easy with only 2 ingredients and then they are air fried. They will be a sweet complement to all the savory appetizers.
These appetizers will look extraordinary at your next event. So beautiful and full of flavor.
Purslane is a succulent and widely used in Lebanese cooking. With its unique, tasty ingredients, this appetizer is sure to be a conversation starter at your next party.
Veggie pizza is one of our favorite appetizers! I can see us gobbling up this bite size version at our next family gathering.
All the pizza goodness inside a flaky puff pastry. This is a foolproof appetizer for your next gathering with a mixed age group.
These almond cookies are mildly sweet making them a perfect complement to fruit. And they look so elegant you won't believe how easy they are to make.
This is such an eye catching appetizer and with the flavors of mild blue cheese, sweet red apples, earthy green asparagus and crumbled up kale chips, the taste will live up to the promise of its appearance.
Everyone loves the flavor of buffalo sauce and this pizza is a vegetarian option that looks so delicious that everyone will want to try it. Perfect for a game day gathering.
These simple blueberry brie puff pastry bites are a pretty little appetizer you can prepare for any gathering. With only 5 ingredients and filled with melted brie and gorgeous wild blueberries, your guests will enjoy the complexity of flavors.