30 Easy Puff Pastry Appetizers

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Puff pastry appetizers are a great way to add sweet and savory options to your next gathering. Puff pastry is a delicate and versatile ingredient that adds elegance to your starters. It has delicious, flaky layers that are crunchy and buttery. 

Cheese straws, ham pinwheels, pigs in a blanket, and baked brie.


The culinary creations you can make are endless. They pair well with an array of flavors making them easy to utilize with your culinary theme. 

Many of these best puff pastry recipes use simple ingredients you likely have on hand and can make in under 30 minutes. They’re so good that we know you’ll want to try all of these perfect appetizers. Grab your box of puff pastry and let’s get started.

1. Puff Pastry Cheese Straws

With a few simple ingredients, you can transform puff pastry into mouthwatering cheese straws. Parmesan cheese and a special blend of seasoning are sprinkled on an olive oil brushed puff pastry sheet. Cut into strips, twist, and bake until golden brown. Voila, a tasty appetizer or accompaniment to your next meal. 

2. Ham And Cheese Pinwheels

It only takes 4 ingredients to create these incredible pinwheels. Using puff pastry sheets, sliced deli ham, creamy gruyere cheese, and tangy Dijon mustard, these make the perfect appetizer or hors d’oeuvres. They are rolled up, sliced, and baked making delightful, delicious, little pinwheels that are always a hit. 

3. Spinach Puffs

An inviting, savory appetizer, these spinach puffs are a party favorite. They are a flavor explosion with cream cheese, dill, feta, spinach, and bits of tasty bacon throughout. An all-around palate-pleasing dish that makes a splash at every party. 

4. Cinnamon Twists

When you’re looking for a quick and easy treat that also doubles as a perfect appetizer, look no further than these amazingly delicious cinnamon twists. It only takes 4 ingredients and 15 minutes to create these magically satisfying twists. The whole family is sure to enjoy these sugary twists.

5. Mushroom Cheese Puff Bites

Enjoying these mushroom cheese puff bites is an amazing flavor explosion. With garlic, onion, white cheddar cheese, mushrooms, and flaky layers of puff pastry dough, these little puffs are the perfect appetizer to whip up.

Earthy, creamy, cheesy flavor in a buttery puff pastry is a mouthful of yummy goodness.  

6. Apple Rose Puff Pastry Bites

These gorgeous apple rose puff pastries create an elegant presentation. They are simple to make, oh-so-tasty, and will impress with their eye-catching beauty. Even better, they are a mouthwatering bite-sized sweet treat. 

7. Smoked Salmon Puff Pastry Bites

It takes 4 simple ingredients to make these fancy smoked salmon bites. While it will look like you worked hard to make them, they come together in under 25 minutes. They will wow your guests with their high-end appearance and bright, fresh taste. A true restaurant-quality appetizer, it’s a winning recipe you’ll have on repeat. 

8. Pulled Pork Pastry Puffs

Savory, smoked pulled pork mixed with tangy BBQ sauce and cheddar cheese make these puff pastry bites a go-to favorite. Great for game day, dinner parties, or any occasion, they make the perfect appetizer or quick dinner.  

9. Pepperoni Pizza Puffs

Shake up your next pizza night with this easy recipe. It takes 4 simple ingredients and creates delightful, delicious bites in 30 minutes. Flavorful pizza sauce, tasty pepperoni, shredded mozzarella, and flaky layers of pastry dough always make these appetizing pizza bites a big hit.

Kid-approved, family-friendly, and an all-around favorite. 

10. Everything Bagel Pigs In A Blanket

Pigs in a blanket are a quintessential party appetizer. The classic recipe gets a delightful upgrade with everything bagel seasoning added to it. The same great flavors of fun little smokey hot dogs rolled in flaky layers of puff pastry dough are topped with the salty, savory flavors of everything bagel seasoning. It’s a flavorful addition you didn’t know you needed in your life.

11. Asparagus Puff Pastry Bundles

These asparagus pastry bundles are a refined appetizer great for parties, holidays, or brunches. Fresh, earthy asparagus, sweet and salty prosciutto, and creamy gruyere cheese are bundled into puff pastry sheets and baked until golden brown. They are a delectable, elegant addition to your table and are a breeze to make. 

12. Sausage Rolls

Whether you need an appetizer, quick dinner, or a snack, these yummy sausage rolls deliver. They are bursting with inviting flavors. Pork sausage is cooked with onion and then mixed with Dijon mustard, breadcrumbs, and parsley. The mixture is rolled in the flakey layers of the puff pastry and baked until golden brown. 

13. Beef Wellington Bites

When you’re wanting to up your appetizer game, look no further than these savory, sophisticated beef Wellington bites. No need to save them for a special occasion, they are easy to make in under an hour and are a luxurious appetizer.

There’s an earthy mushroom mixture added first then the savory steak bites with a touch of zesty yellow mustard. They are baked until golden brown, are flavorful, and juicy, and they make an all-around show-stopping appetizer. 

14. Mini Chicken Pot Pies

What’s better than a chicken pot pie? A mini chicken pot pie! These fun, dainty hand-held pies make a great appetizer or fun dinner. They have all the same savory, succulent flavors of the classic dish with added cream and cheddar cheeses. It makes these a household favorite. Kids and adults love them equally. 

15. Puff Pastry Pesto Chicken Bites

These pesto chicken bites are a uniquely flavorful and dazzling appetizer. The flavors complement each other for well-rounded, scrumptious morsels of goodness.

The sun-dried tomatoes add a touch of sweetness to the herb pesto while the creamy mozzarella cheese adds great texture contrast to the crips pastry dough and juicy chicken. 

16. Pear And Blue Cheese Puff Pastry Tarts

This incredible recipe is 5 ingredients and is ready to devour in 45 minutes. Buttery, flaky sheets of puff pastry dough are filled with tangy blue cheese crumbles, sweet fig jam, and tender slices of pear. They are mouthwatering, delectable, flavorful tarts that make the perfect crowd-pleasing appetizer. 

17. Cream Cheese And Bacon Puff Pastry

It doesn’t get any easier than this. 3 simple ingredients and 20 minutes are all it takes to whip up this delicious appetizer. All you need is a puff pastry sheet, savory bacon, and soft cream cheese. Together they create a flavorful mouthful of yumminess. 

18. Mini Croque Monsieur

Croque Monsieur is a classic French ham and cheese sandwich. These mini bites take that classic sandwich and turn them into a must-have party appetizer. Topped with a creamy bechamel sauce, this is a luxurious remake. With ham, gruyere cheese, and a touch of Dijon mustard these bite-sized morsels of goodness are the perfect appetizer for any occasion. 

19. Baked Brie

This is an out-of-this-world delicious dish that wows every party guest. The golden brown flaky layers of the puff pastry dough give way to dreamy, creamy melted brie that is topped with maple syrup, cinnamon, brown sugar, and pecans. Enjoy with crisp apple slices, fresh bread, or your favorite cracker. It’s a dish that gives you the euphoric feeling of culinary greatness.

20. Caramelized Onion And Goat Cheese Tart

These stylish little tarts are bursting with delicious flavors. Sweet caramelized onions atop a crispy puff pastry dough are topped with rich goat cheese and drizzled with a tart balsamic reduction. It gives you the close-your-eyes-and-sigh because it’s that exquisite feeling. 

21. Parmesan Puff Pastry Pinwheels

These pinwheels make the perfect appetizer. A puff pastry sheet is topped with a tasty mixture of parmesan, garlic powder, a touch of olive oil, and seasonings. The real magic happens when crispy fried pancetta is diced and spread over the parmesan layer. The result is a wonderful golden brown parmesan pinwheel that everyone enjoys. 

22. Cranberry Brie Puff Pastry Bites

While these are especially appetizing during the holiday season, they are great any time of the year. They are an addictive delicious ooey-gooey appetizer. It only takes 4 simple ingredients and 30 minutes to create these tasty little masterpieces that are always a party favorite. 

23. Mini Peach Puff Pastry Tarts

These are great mini desserts to enjoy, especially during the summertime when fresh peaches are in season. Puff pastry dough is topped with a sweet mixture of fresh peach slices, honey, and a touch of vanilla. Baked to perfection, they are a sweet, tasty bite-sized treat.


24. Chicken Salad Puff Pastry Cups

These adorable, dainty little puff pastry cups are a unique appetizer recipe that is sure to dazzle your guests. Using puff pastry sheets and a cookie cutter to create the cups, it’s baked and then filled with delectable chicken salad. They are a fun, small, pleasing appetizer.

25. Pepper Jelly Cream Cheese Bites

A little sweet and a little spice is what these bites are about. Cream cheese and red pepper jelly join together for a party inside a puff pastry sheet cut into squares. They’re easy to make with 3 simple ingredients, can be made ahead of time, and served at room temperature. The perfect appetizer. 

26. Crab Puffs

Your next addicting appetizer is here. These crab puffs are an elegant, lavish gift for any get-together. A crab mixture of fresh lump crab, mayonnaise, cheese, veggies, and seasonings is inserted into puff pastry dough squares. Then they are baked until golden brown for an unbelievably delicious appetizer. 

27. Jalapeno Puff Pastry Bites

Want to spice things up on your party platter for your next gathering? Look no further than these jalapeno puff pastry bites. They come together quickly with a few simple ingredients. Jalapenos, onion, cheddar, and mozzarella cheese are mixed together for a spicy, creamy filling. With the right amount of zing, creaminess, and crunch, these bites hit the mark! 

28. Bacon Puff Pastry Twists

Just when you thought bacon couldn’t get any better, it does. These fabulous twists are a savory addition to your Sunday breakfast, brunch, party, or anytime you feel like a bacon snack! Bacon has a twister party with a puff pastry dough that has been sprinkled with parmesan cheese and basil. A delightful, twisty way to indulge in beloved bacon. 

29. Green Chili Chicken Hand Pies

These hand pies are a great way to mix up your dinner routine or create a heartier appetizer. It takes a few simple ingredients to create these incredibly flavorful chicken hand pies. They have just the right amount of heat and creaminess thanks to the cheese. They’re a tasty, palate-pleasing dish. 

30. Goat Cheese And Honey Bites

These aren’t just pretty to look at, they’re irresistibly delicious. They make the perfect appetizer as they are quick and easy to make with 4 simple ingredients. The savory goat cheese is baked with puff pastry sheets that have been cut into rounds. Once golden brown, they are drizzled with honey and garnished with fresh thyme. Beautiful, elegant, and oh-so-good. 

Did you try one of these easy puff pastry recipes? Let me know in the comments.

Cheese straws, ham pinwheels, pigs in a blanket, and baked brie.
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Puff Pastry Appetizers

By Heather
A collection of delicious puff pastry appetizers. You will find a great variety of puff pastry recipes that make great appetizers. From puff pastry cheese straws to puff pastry crab puffs and these easy puffs.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 12


  • 1 package puff pastry thawed
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 cup flour for dusting


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle all-purpose flour on a working surface. Unroll the thawed puff pastry sheets and roll them out into a rectangle.
  • Brush a little water on the top of one of the puff pastry sheets and then sprinkle with 1/8 cup of Parmesan cheese and garlic powder.
  • Lay the other puff pastry sheet on top and brush with water and add the remaining Parmesan cheese.
  • Use a small circle cutter and cut into circles.
  • Place circles on baking sheet and bake for about 15 minutes or until puffed and lightly golden brown.


Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 138mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 18IU | Vitamin C: 0.001mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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