mac and cheese in puff pastry

★★★★★ 1
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By Sherry Blizzard
from Piney Flats, TN

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.

★★★★★ 1
serves Depends on your mac and cheese recipe and how many you want to make.
prep time 20 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For mac and cheese in puff pastry

  • 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

  • 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. https://www.justapinch.com/recipes/main-course/pasta/ooey-gooey-mac-and-cheese-2.html
  • 2
    Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Gently roll out puff pastry on a lightly floured board, just enough to seal seams.
    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.
  • Place some mac and cheese on your pastry.  Brush all edges with egg wash and fold to seal your little package.
    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).
  • Seams are pinched underneath.  Pretty side up.  Brush with egg wash....or not.
    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.
  • Out of the oven.  Crispy, flaky crust and ooey gooey mac and cheese inside.  Little
    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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