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Kale and Cheese in Puff Pastry

Kale and Cheese Puff Pastry makes a wonderful appetizer. You can also have it for breakfast with a glass of orange juice. This is easy to make and you can substitute the Swiss cheese with Gruyere cheese or any other similar tasting cheese. And I have used kale here. You can also try spinach or any other leafy vegetable of your choice. Try this for this holiday season and let me know how it turns out.

Preparation time: 45 minutes

No. of servings: 12 pieces


  • One package puff pastry (2 sheets)
  • Kale –  a bunch (or 3 cups chopped)
  • Garlic cloves – 2
  • Swiss cheese – 1/2 cup
  • Dijon mustard – 1 or 2 tbsp (adjust to taste)
  • Parmesan cheese – 1/4 cup
  • Fresh or dried oregano – 1/8 tsp
  • Crushed red pepper – 1/8 tsp
  • Pepper powder – 1/8 tsp
  • Garlic powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Basil – 1/8 tsp
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Beaten egg for egg wash (optional)
  • Method of Preparation:

    1. Thaw your puff pastry sheet for an hour.
    2. Heat oil in a pan, add chopped garlic, chopped kale, sprinkle some salt and cook till it shrinks and the raw smell goes off.
    3. Preheat oven to 400°F.
    4. Mix parmesan with a little salt and all the spices. Mix it with cooked kale.
    5. Once puff pastry is thawed, spread it on a floured surface and roll it out a bit.
    6. Grease a baking sheet with cooking spray or butter and place the rolled pastry.
    7. Now brush it with dijon mustard leaving an inch around the edges.
    8. Sprinkle the kale mixture and some cheese on top. Sprinkle some olive oil and brush the edges with egg wash.
    9. Spread the other sheet on floured surface and roll it out and cover the pastry sheet with kale and cheese.
    10. Cut three large slits and brush the top with some egg wash and refrigerate it for 20 minutes.
    11. Trim the edges if required and bake it for 20 to 25 minutes until it puffs up and becomes nice golden brown.
    12. Remove from the oven and let it cool and cut it into 12 pieces or if you want it bite size, you can cut it into small squares. Serve hot or warm.


    1. Delicious puff pastry. I love the kale and cheese addition. Puff pastry are more helpful during tea time.

    2. Looks so pefect loved the filling

    3. Nice and delicious puff pastry..loved it !!1

    4. Thanks for this wonderful recipe,love it.. trying for the party soon

    5. delicious combination for a snack

    6. Thanks everyone.

    7. Very delicious interesting recipe.. looks inviting !!
      Indian Cuisine

    8. wow, looks so fab! beautiful recipe & pics.. gonna try it with spinach 🙂

    9. delicious combination looks wonderful

    10. How to make puff at home plz give me this recipe.

      • Hi Sonam, Did you mean the puff pastry sheets? If that is what you are asking, I have not yet tried that. I usually buy pastry sheets from the local grocery store. But I will be posting the recipe for it soon.

    11. I made this recipe for dinner tonight. I didn’t have any swiss or parmesan cheese on hand, so I substituted what I did have (smoked gouda and mozarella) and it was amazing. My husband dislikes kale but loved it. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I can’t wait to try it with spinach.

      • Hi Caroline, glad u guys liked it. Thanks for stopping by.

    12. They were absolutely scrumptious! If I may make one recommendation…if the ingredients could be listed in the order of use it would be helpful. Loved the Dijon addition, great idea!

      • Thank u Colleen for the comments and suggestion. 🙂