Ranch, Bacon and Cheese Pastry Puffs #SundaySupper

Bacon & Ranch Pastry Puffs

Oh lordy. These were good. These were REALLY good.

Like, slap your momma good. Well, don’t really slap your  momma, because that’s not very nice, but they are good and I really don’t know any other way to say it.

The idea of these little bacon-ey, ranch-ey gems came from Campbell’s Kitchen but trust me when I say that in my kitchen, they took on a life of their own as most things do. We’ve made them a handful of a times, and each time we try something different. We did make them the original way the first time, but I like the flavor of everything combined so that’s what we do now. We also add garlic.

Our creation is so easy, and so lovely for a special Valentine’s Appetizer or even just a snack.

Also when cutting the dough, you could use a heart cookie cutter rather than a pizza cutter to cut squares like we did. I really wish we had thought of that before we made the batch for these photos. They’d be super cute heart shaped.

Doesn’t really matter what shape they are, they are pop in your mouth fantastic. We usually have to make a double batch NOT just because we’re a big family, but because we can’t stop eating them.

Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours. Don’t forget, it’s a day for loving others – not just some significant other – it’s a day for loving all those close to you and celebrating that relationship. That’s what we’ll be doing!

Ranch, Bacon and Cheese Pastry Puffs #SundaySupper
 
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Holiday
Serves: 72 Appetizer Squares
Ingredients
  • 1 package of Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets, thawed
  • 1 cup finely shredded Monterey Jack
  • 1 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • ½ cup Homemade Ranch Dressing
  • 2 tabelsppons of minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh green onions
Instructions
  1. Heat your oven to 400°F.
  2. Unroll 1 of the pastry sheets on a lightly floured flat surface. Use a rolling pin, roll the pastry sheet out into a large 12 x 12 inch square. You need to make them at least 2″ squares – so you’ll wind up with 36 squares from one sheet. Trust me, don’t make them too small or they won’t be able to hold the yummy topping.
  3. Now repeat with the 2nd pastry sheet. You will wind up with 72 total squares.
  4. I cut mine directly on the baking sheet so I don’t have to transfer anything, but if you don’t, transfer them to a baking sheet now.
  5. Bake them for 8 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown. I did not follow the original directions from this point on. I popped any of the pastries that had a bubble on top.
  6. Next, in a food processor, I blended the ranch dressing, ½ cup of the cheese, the bacon, minced garlic and the green onions, until it was all mixed up. Just for the record, at this point, it makes fantastic dip – like for crackers, veggies, etc. AMAZING. We serve it with bread slices.
  7. Once you have everything mixed up, spoon about a ½ teaspoon onto each pastry. Sprinkle with the rest of the cheese.
  8. Return to the oven and bake an additional 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  9. Serve on a large platter, but I will warn you – they go fast!

 

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Comments

  1. says

    These sound and look delicious, Nicole. Appreciate the time-saving hint about cutting the pastry sheets on the baking sheets =) Your Cheese Crisps do appear as if they are guaranteed to bring a smile to any party!

  2. says

    You’ve got all of my favorites in this one! Bacon, cheese, and ranch? You could put that on just about anything and I’d eat it but I love the crisps idea, cute!

  3. says

    Wow,how can these be anything less than phenomenal! Bits of cheesy yumminess! I’d skip dessert just to have seconds and thirds of your crisps :)

  4. says

    Wowza! Nicole, these are fabulous – so simple and easy, but definitely slap-yo-mamma amazing (that made me laugh so hard – you’re awesome). Quite frankly, I love puff pastry so much I could just bake a sheet and eat it by yourself. Top it with cheese, bacon and ranch?! Heaven.

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