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Ranch Bacon and Cheese Pastry Puffs

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Creamy, puffy, flaky bites of tender goodness make these Ranch Bacon and Cheese Pastry Puffs the perfect appetizer recipe for any get together. Enjoy them for Valentine’s Day or any day! 

Ranch Bacon and Cheese 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. Ranch Bacon and Cheese Pastry Puffs are the bomb dot com.

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 Ranch Bacon and Cheese Pastry Puffs 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 Ranch Bacon and Cheese Pastry Puffs are so easy, and so lovely for a special Valentine’s Appetizer or even just a snack.

Ranch Bacon and Cheese Pastry Puffs

Have some fun with Ranch Bacon and Cheese Pastry Puffs

When cutting the dough, you could use a heart cookie cutter rather than a pizza cutter to cut squares like we did. In fact, you could do these for lots of holidays by changing cooking cutters. I really wish we had thought of that before we made the batch for these photos. They’d be super cute heart shaped. (update: We’ve made these for several holidays now, using different cooking cutters and they are excellent! 

Doesn’t really matter what shape they are, these Ranch Bacon and Cheese Pastry Puffs 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!

Check out the other great recipes for Valentine’s Day!

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Let’s make Ranch Bacon and Cheese Pastry Puffs

Ranch Bacon and Cheese Pastry Puffs

Ranch Bacon and Cheese Pastry Puffs

Yield: 72 Appetizer Squares
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes

Creamy, puffy, flaky bites of tender goodness make these Ranch Bacon and Cheese Pastry Puffs the perfect appetizer recipe for any get together. Enjoy them for Valentine's Day or any day! 

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.

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Tara

Friday 15th of February 2013

Oh yum, I would love to share those with my sweetheart!!!

Cindys Recipes and Writings

Wednesday 13th of February 2013

Bacon and cheese? It doesn't get better than this!

Delishhh

Wednesday 13th of February 2013

What a fun dish! Love it!

Susan

Tuesday 12th of February 2013

Seriously, puff pastry and bacon. That's a happy Valentine's Day!

Bea

Monday 11th of February 2013

These look fantastic :) Happy Valentine's Day to you and your family ~ Bea

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