Mac and Cheese in Puff Pastry

5
Sherry Blizzard

By
@akflurry

This recipe screams COMFORT FOOD at its finest! What's not to love about your favorite mac and cheese recipe, and that puff pastry, the light and crispy crust that we all know and love? You get the whole banana here! Not only that, but it presents itself exquisitely on a plate. This is the perfect brunch food or light supper with some fresh veggies. Guests will "Oooh" when they cut through that pastry, and "Aaaah" when they taste your wonderful cheesy, pasta goodness. I was tired of the same ol' same ol' mac and cheese and wanted to elevate it up a notch. This did it.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
Depends on your mac and cheese recipe and how many you want to make.
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • START WITH YOUR FAVORITE MAC AND CHEESE RECIPE. I LIKE OOEY GOOEY MAC AND CHEESE BY SAMANTHA JACOBS. I WILL LINK HER RECIPE. THIS TIME, I USED COOKED BACON, PEPPERJACK, HORSERADISH CHEDDAR, SHARP CHEDDAR, AND GOUDA..

  • BEFORE BAKING, I TOPPED WITH A SPRINKLE OF SMOKED PAPRIKA AND FRENCH'S FRIED ONIONS.

  • 1 pkg
    pepperidge farm puff pastry sheets
  • 1
    egg, beaten

How to Make Mac and Cheese in Puff Pastry

Step-by-Step

  1. Make your mac and cheese like you normally would. Allow it to cool and "set-or firm up". Here is the link to Samantha Jacobs Mac and Cheese that is my GO-TO recipe. Ooey Gooey Mac and Cheese
  2. Preheat oven to 400F.
  3. Thaw the puff pastry dough. Lightly flour a board and lightly roll dough. Cut into 4 sections (or more if you want little bite-sized appetizer pieces).
  4. Beat the egg in a little dish. This is your "glue" that will hold the dough together.
  5. Cut a section of your mac and cheese and place on top of the puff pastry section. (I'm guessing I used a little more than 1/4 cup).
  6. Brush egg wash around all sides of the puff pastry and fold each side up to meet. Pinch together, turn over and put "pretty side" up (seam sides down). Brush the top with egg wash.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes or until the puff pastry is golden brown and slightly crispy-flaky.
  8. Serve immediately with a light salad or a veggie garnish.

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About Mac and Cheese in Puff Pastry

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Soy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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