Five easy puff pastry recipes for kids

When you’re looking for a quick and easy meal for your little one, pastry can seem intimidating. We feel like, as busy parents, we’re allowed to cheat a little. Pre-rolled puff pastry is surprisingly simple to cook with, and can be used to make some truly delicious meals for you and your little ones.

Check out our five super-easy puff pastry recipes you can have a go at making for your kids:

  1. Cheesy spinach puffs
  2. Vegetable stuffed triangles
  3. Mushroom pouches
  4. Puff pizzas
  5. Cheese and marmite puff twists

Cheesy spinach puffs

Course: lunch, dinnerCuisine: KidsDifficulty: Easy
Servings

12

puffs
Prep time

30

minutes

Ingredients

  • 120g spinach (cooked)

  • 80g feta

  • 1 tbsp garlic granules

  • 1 sheet ready-rolled puff pastry

  • 1 egg

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200C and grease a muffin tray

  • Finely chop the spinach and mix with feta and garlic until fully combined
    oes for 8 minutes at 200°C

  • Unroll your pastry and cut into twelve small squares, then place them in the muffin tray

  • Fill each square with about 1tbsp of the cheesy spinach mix

  • Lightly pinch the sides of the pastry around the filling, then lightly brush any exposed pastry with egg wash

  • Bake at 200C for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown

    Vegetable stuffed triangles

    Course: lunch, dinnerCuisine: KidsDifficulty: Easy
    Servings

    4

    triangles
    Cooking time

    20

    minutes

    Ingredients

    • 1 onion (diced)

    • 1 tsp ginger paste

    • 1 tsp garlic paste

    • 1/2 tsp turmeric

    • 1 potato (diced)

    • 1 carrot (diced)

    • 50g peas

    • 1 tbsp ground cumin

    • 1 sheet ready-rolled puff pastry

    • 1 egg

    • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

    Instructions

    • Fry the onions in a little bit of oil, then add the ginger and garlic pastes

    • Add potatoes and carrots and fry until almost fully cooked, then add peas, cumin and turmeric

    • Fry over a high heat, stirring regularly, until fully cooked and combined, then remove from the heat and set aside

    • The previous steps can be prepared in advance. When you're ready to cook, preheat the oven to 200C

    • Roll out the pastry and cut into large squares

    • Spoon a tablespoon of the vegetable mixture onto each pastry square, forming a triangle shape on one half of the pastry

    • Egg wash the surrounding pastry and fold into a triangle, using the end of a fork to seal the edges

    • Bake at 200C for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown

      Mushroom Pouches

      Course: lunch, dinnerCuisine: KidsDifficulty: Easy
      Servings

      6

      mushroom pouches
      Cooking time

      15

      minutes

      Ingredients

      • 1 sheet ready-rolled puff pastry

      • 2 onions (chopped)

      • 2 tbsp olive oil

      • ¼ tsp salt

      • 1 tsp dark brown sugar

      • 226g mushrooms (thinly sliced)

      • 2 garlic cloves (pressed)

      • 1 egg

      Instructions

      • Preheat the oven to 200C

      • Cook the onions in a little oil over a medium heat until golden, then stir in brown sugar, salt and mushrooms

      • Cook together until the mushrooms are caramelized, then stir in the garlic

      • Take the mushroom mixture off of the heat and set aside

      • Roll out the pastry and cut into 6 large squares, then place the squares into a large, greased muffin tray

      • Fill each pastry with the mushroom mixture then fold the pastry over the top, pinch together and brush with egg wash

      • Bake at 200C for 18-20 minutes, or until golden brown

        Puff pizzas

        Course: lunch, dinnerCuisine: KidsDifficulty: Easy
        Servings

        6

        servings
        Cooking time

        20

        minutes

        Ingredients

        • 1 sheet ready-rolled puff pastry

        • 8 sliced cherry tomatoes

        • 3 basil leaves (chopped)

        • 100g mozzarella (diced)

        • 50g parmesan

        Instructions

        • Preheat the oven to 200C 

        • Roll out the pastry and cut into 6 large squares

        • Grease a baking tray and lay the squares flat

        • Sprinkle a mix of mozzarella and parmesan over each square

        • Add a few slices of cherry tomatoes and chopped basil leaves to each square

        • Brush the edges of the pastry with egg wash, then bake at 200C for 18-20 minutes until golden brown

          Cheese and marmite puff twists

          Course: lunch, dinnerCuisine: KidsDifficulty: Easy
          Servings

          6

          twists
          Cooking time

          20

          minutes

          Ingredients

          • 50g mozzarella

          • 1 sheet ready-rolled puff pastry 

          • 2 tsp Marmite

          Instructions

          • Preheat the oven to 200C

          • Roll out the puff pastry and cut into two large squares

          • On one square of pastry, spread a thin layer of marmite and sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top

          • Cover with another square of pastry and slice into six thin strips

          • Carefully twist each strip into a twirl shape and egg wash the pastry

          • Bake at 200C for 15 minutes or until golden brown

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