As food prices rise, we’re always on the lookout for money-saving kitchen hacks. Puff pastry is a cheap and versatile ingredient that can be used to make everything from foolproof desserts to filling tarts and snackable muffins. Read on for five of our favorite ways to put this exceptional ingredient to work.
This stunning dessert from Goodtaste comes together in a snap! Although stars are appropriate for a Memorial Day feast, you can also slice your pastry sheet into snowmen, pumpkins, or any other cookie-cutter shape you have on hand.
It’s simple to adapt this spanakopita recipe from Eat, Little Bird based on how much time you have. If you’re busy, quickly cut large squares of puff pastry, scoop your filling into the center, and fold in half to form a large triangle. If you have ample time and motivation, craft a batch of miniature pies using small ramekins or a muffin tin!
Slightly acidic tomatoes perfectly complement sharp cheddar cheese in this weeknight-friendly recipe from Goodtaste. Be sure to let your sliced tomatoes drain on paper towels before assembling your tart. This cuts down on extra moisture and ensures a crispy bottom.
This exceptionally simple dessert from Taste of Home calls for a mere five ingredients, allowing sweet and juicy macerated strawberries to really shine! Try making a similar treat with blueberries or blackberries depending on what’s in season near you.
This original from Goodtaste gives a whole new meaning to “breakfast for dinner”! Ditch too-sweet pancakes for this well-rounded meal, which includes protein in the form of eggs and enough asparagus to cover an entire serving of veggies. Puff pastry makes this recipe doable any day of the week!