It's a go-to favorite of bakers in a hurry, but you'd be surprised by how many things turn out perfectly with puff pastry. In chicken pot pie, breadsticks, savory vegetable tarts, and more, puff pastry proves it's not just for desserts (but don't worry, we've included those, too!).
Unroll a puff pastry and prepare a side dish, entree, and (of course) a dessert that starts from the humble pantry staple. Here's some recipe inspiration.
If family pizza night has gone from celebrations to snores, here's a delicious stand-in: puff pastry. Load it up with fresh vegetables and mozzerella cheese, and it's a tart worthy of a weeknight.
It's cobbler, deconstructed. A puff pastry twist plays nicely beside fruit instead of on top of it.
Puff Pastry Tip: Make a big batch of the pastry twists ahead, and freeze them for up to 2 months.
Here, puff pastry plays second fiddle to a cardamon-infused poached pear -- everyone knows the fruit is still the part eliciting the oohs and aahs.
No longer relegated to a basket, the bread course takes the main-dish spot with puff pastry. Just cook your beef tenderloin inside its warm embrace, and dinner is served.
Three-ingredient cheese puffs make you look like a fancy chef on a shoestring budget.