Mushroom Appetizer With Puff Pastry

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This mushroom appetizer is made with crispy puff pastry. It looks and tastes amazing but only takes minutes to make!

This appetizer is light and beautiful, with earthy mushrooms and slightly-sweet cream cheese. The combination is impressive and delightful!

Mushroom appetizer with puff pastry.

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Over the past few years, I have a grown to really love puff pastry. There’s just something so interesting about the dough – how it easily translates from appetizer to the main dish, down to a sweet treat.

Not too long ago, I whipped up a tomato tart and was impressed with how easy it was to put together. Today, I wanted to share with you my Mushroom Puff Pastry Appetizer that I made on a whim (and totally glad that I did!)

How To Make Mushroom Appetizers With Puff Pastry

When it comes to being a food blogger, I usually take my time to sit down, research, and develop recipes.

But sometimes, spontaneity is fun – tons of fun.

At my weekly trip to the grocery store, I knew I wanted to put together a Mushroom Puff Pastry Appetizer – but I didn’t exactly know in what way. So I gathered the essentials: mushrooms (duh!) and a box of frozen puff pastry. The rest, I figured, would be done impulsively. In fact, this recipe is so easy, that you can make it in a few minutes too!

What You Need:

Here’s what you’ll need from the store. The exact amounts are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Kitchen Tools Needed:

Ingredients Needed:

Mushrooms on puff pastry squares.

Mushroom Appetizer Tips

Here are some more tips that will help you as you make this super-simple appetizer. I also have some photos of the process so you can see it in action.

Cut The Puff Pastry Evenly

You want them to bake at the same rate, so cut them the same size. I used a paring knife for this step and it went really fast.

Uncooked puff pastry squares on a baking sheet.

Use An Electric Mixer For The Cheese Mixture

It’s possible to make the cheese and egg mixture by hand, but it will take a lot longer. A stand or electric mixer is worth the investment.

Beat the cream cheese and egg. Then gently fold in the parmesan cheese.

Blobs of white filling on puff pastry squares.

Saute Mushrooms With Butter

This will caramelize the mushrooms so it brings out their natural sweetness. After they are darker brown, add them on top of the cheese mixture.

Then, just bake them for about 20 minutes.

Mushrooms and cream cheese filling on top of puff pastry squares.

How To Know When Puff Pastries Are Done

You will know they are done baking when they are inflated and a darker golden color.

Golden puff pastry squares topped with mushrooms on a kitchen counter.
Mushroom puff pastry appetizer.
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Mushroom Appetizer With Puff Pastry

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Appetizers don't need to be too fancy or complicated to make. This mushroom appetizer with puff pastry is so easy to whip-up and will totally impress your guests!
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:25 mins
Total Time:35 mins

SERVINGS

30

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 Store-bought frozen puff pastry (397 g) thawed
  • 2-3 tbsp flour for rolling
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 3 brown mushrooms cut into small pieces
  • 6 tbsp cream cheese softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper – set aside.
  • Sprinkle a clean working surface with flour and rollout puff pastry until it’s about ½ an inch in thickness.
  • Use a paring knife to cut the puff pastry into squares, about 2 inches x 2 inches in size. From 397 grams of puff pastry, you can get approximately 30 squares.
  • Gently place each puff pastry square on the lined baking sheet. Refrigerate while you prepare the mushroom and cheese filling.
  • Melt butter on a small non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add cut mushrooms and cook for about 2 minutes, until sweating. Remove from heat.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, use an electric mixer to slowly beat cream cheese and egg. Once well combined, add parmesan cheese and fold.
  • Remove puff pastry from the refrigerator. Use an offset spatula to scoop about ½ tbsp of cream cheese mixture on the center of each puff pastry. Top off with mushroom mixture.
  • Bake for 17-20 minutes. Allow to cool for a few minutes (and to allow the puff pastry to deflate a little). Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1piece | Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mushroom appetizer, mushroom puff pastry, puff pastry, puff pastry appetizers
Servings: 30 appetizers
Calories: 104kcal

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22 Comments

  1. MmmMMM. I love anything with mushrooms in it. I think those will be a big hit at my next party (which I shall be throwing as SOON as all of this stuff is over).

  2. MmmMMM. I love anything with mushrooms in it. I think those will be a big hit at my next party (which I shall be throwing as SOON as all of this stuff is over).

  3. Oh yum! I love mushrooms. Frozen puff pastry is the best. We used to use it all the time for chicken pot pies at a place I used to work at.

  4. Oh yum! I love mushrooms. Frozen puff pastry is the best. We used to use it all the time for chicken pot pies at a place I used to work at.

  5. This looks sooooo good! Mushrooms are one of my favorite food! I have a feeling that once I make these once, they’ll be something I end up making all the time! Can’t wait to try this!

  6. This looks sooooo good! Mushrooms are one of my favorite food! I have a feeling that once I make these once, they’ll be something I end up making all the time! Can’t wait to try this!