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By cborrelli

Rate this recipe 4.5/5 (71 Votes)
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Servings 3
Preparation time 20
Cooking time 110

  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened, plain or buttery garlic and herb
  • 1 (8-ounce) can mushroom pieces and stems, drained and chopped
  • 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tablespoon green onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 (17.3-ounce) package frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed
  • Parchment paper
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper

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  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 (16-ounces) can Hunts® Manwich® Bold Sloppy Joe Sauce
  • 4 (15-count each) packages Athens® Mini Fillo Shells
  • 1 (11-ounce) bag coleslaw, prepared
4.3/5 (20 Votes)

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Almonds and tarragon may seem like unusual additions to a mushroom and pepper tart, but the combination is simply a...

  • 1 (9-ounce) sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 cups (8-ounces) shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and coarsely chopped
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup (4-ounces) jarred roasted red peppers, patted dry and coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups (4-ounces) Gruyère, coarsely grated
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh tarragon, plus 1 teaspoon
  • 3 tablespoons almonds, sliced
4.7/5 (6 Votes)

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These Spinach Bacon Cheese Puffs are sure to be a hit at your next gathering, whether it's during the holidays or a...

  • 1 (4-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • 2 packed cups chopped fresh spinach
  • 3/4 cup crumbled feta
  • 3 slices crispy cooked bacon, crumbled
  • Coarse salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 (8.7-ounce) sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed and cut into 9 squares
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
4.6/5 (38 Votes)

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These cheese puffs are easy to make and everyone is guaranteed to love them--might want to go ahead and double the ...

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • dash ground red pepper
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup Gruyere or Swiss cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
4.4/5 (16 Votes)

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I like this Veggie Pizza made with ranch dressing better than other versions made with sour cream and dill

  • 2 packages crescent rolls, or 1 package large crescent roll sheet
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 package dry Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix
  • 4 cups raw vegetables, chopped; examples: broccoli, cauliflower, green pepper, onion, tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives, optional
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
4.5/5 (61 Votes)

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A quick and easy appetizer that everyone will love

  • 1 (8-ounce) package refrigerated crescent rolls (8 rolls)
  • 1/2 cup (from a 15-ounce can) canned chili
  • 2 hot dogs, each sliced into 8 equal pieces
4.6/5 (50 Votes)

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Bacon and puff pastry wrap tender asparagus spears for this delightful appetizer

  • 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
  • 6 to 8 slices bacon
  • 12-15 asparagus spears
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Salt
  • Pepper
5/5 (8 Votes)

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Quick and easy to make, these Spinach Artichoke Bites are the perfect appetizer to accompany your next party or cel...

  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1 cup frozen spinach, chopped thawed and drained
  • 2 tubes refrigerated crescent rolls
  • mozzarella, shredded to taste
4/5 (80 Votes)

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These spicy, cheesy, herb-filled appetizers are perfect for your next party or gathering

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup sharp Cheddar or Gruyere cheese, shredded
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
4.8/5 (4 Votes)

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These spicy, crunchy, spinach-filled phyllo cups are the perfect way to start any dinner party or social gathering

  • 1 (10-ounce) package baby spinach
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 small red onion, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon chipotle flavored hot sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 45 mini phyllo shells
4.7/5 (3 Votes)

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Fairly simple to make, these Cheese Bacon Wrapped Pastry Twists are perfect for the holidays, but delicious anytime...

  • 1 (17-ounce) package frozen puff pastry
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, finely shredded or a mix of your favorite cheeses
  • 26 to 30 pieces bacon, thin cut or 18 pieces of thin cut bacon sliced in half lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, minced, or sage or thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
4.4/5 (10 Votes)

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You can bake and freeze the pastry for these little puffs in advance, but wait to add the cheesy, creamy herb filli...

  • PASTRY:
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, cut up
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs, divided
  • FILLING:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese with chive and onion
  • 3 ounces soft goat cheese
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, snipped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh dill or basil, snipped
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4.2/5 (25 Votes)

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These delicious puffed, golden pastries are stuffed with fresh spinach and brie cheese

  • 1 cup fresh spinach, chopped
  • 4 thin slices Brie, or more to taste
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
  • 1 puff pastry, thawed if frozen
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Sesame and poppy seeds for decoration
4.3/5 (13 Votes)

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Puffy pastry is so easy to work with

  • 1 package frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1/4 cup prepared pesto, store bought or homemade (recipe follows)
  • 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese, such as Montrachet (I used feta cheese)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped sundried tomatoes in oil, drained
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
  • Kosher salt (optional)
4.2/5 (12 Votes)

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