Do you like caprese salads? (Sliced fresh mozzarella, sliced tomato, basil and usually drizzled with some kind of balsamic vinegar glaze.) I do and I must admit I usually end up eating like three pieces (okay slices) of fresh mozzarella before my salad is made. And I love love using fresh mozzarella when I'm making pizza.
So how about a caprese salad in a little bite size version made with puff pastry? I'm in appetizer mode for this Super Bowl Sunday. I'm loving it. And I'm loving how easy this recipe is. Hope you enjoy it and make it for the game this Sunday!
Cut up a bunch of grape tomatoes – into quarters.
Honestly, I love how easy it is to work with Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry. This time on a lightly floured cutting board, I rolled out the puff pastry into a 10 inch square with a rolling pin.
Then cut into 6 strips and then into squares.
Then, I brushed reduced fat (store bought) pesto onto the puff pastry sheet squares.
Then I put two squares into each mini muffin pan cavity. I put them offset into the pan, can you see the corners of the bottom ones?
Place two to three pieces of cheese and 2 quarters of a grape tomato on top of the puff pastry. Bake for 9 to 12 minutes and that's it.
So easy, my favorite kind of recipe. I will not tell you how many I had the first time I made these! Check out the jalapeno poppers I made with Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry and many other Super Bowl recipes!
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Caprese Puff Pastry Bites Recipe
- 4-6 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced and cut into small cubes
- 10 grape tomatoes, washed and quartered
- 1/2 of a 17.3-ounce package Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets, 1 sheet, thawed
- pesto, homemade or store bought
- fresh basil, to garnish
- Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Prep cheese and tomatoes.
- Roll Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry into 10 inch square on a floured surface. Cut into 6 1 1/2 to 2 inch strips and then into 1 1/2 to 2 inch squares. Using a silicon pastry brush, brush pesto onto one side of the puff pastry sheet.
- Take two pieces of puff pastry squares and press into mini muffin tin. Add mozzarella cheese and tomatoes. Bake for 9-12 minutes. Garnish with torn or cut up strips of basil.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry. As always, opinions are always my own and I only work with brand I love.
I love how you create these minis, specifically the puff pastry! Great tip!
James Simpson says
Going to be trying this tonight for the missus – They look delicious!
These look delicious
Gosh this looks so amazing and cute!
Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles says
This is such a great (and cute!) recipe. My girls would have so much fun putting this together. Yum!
Suzanne @ kokocooks says
These looks so simple and delicioius! I always seem to have leftover puff pastry in the fridge – good to find a few new ways tu use it up.
Sydney @ Crepes of Wrath says
I would happily eat a bunch of these for breakfast, lunch, or dinner – they look so good! And pretty to boot.
Meghan @JaMonkey says
OM YUM!!!! These look awesome.
yes please! get in my belly!!!!! Pinning this!
those look wonderful.
Stephanie @ henry happened says
this looks totally delicious – and way healthier that what I actually ate yesterday! Love me some caprese – can’t wait for yummy tomatoes and basil this summer!
Bev @ Bev Cooks says
Why am I not living in your mouth?
natalie @ wee eats says
These look so good! And they’re right up my alley … I can’t wait for my next get-together so I can make these.
Thanks for the wonderful recipe (and beautiful pictures) … I’m drooling all over my keyboard now :\
Linda | The Urban Mrs says
Oh I need a dozen of these, please. Very fun and creative. Caprese and puff pastry – touchdown!
Tara @ Unsophisticook says
Love these, Julie — great minds DO think alike! 😀
loving the simplicity in flavor and ease of preparation for these delectable bites!
Wow do these look amazing!
claire @ the realistic nutritionist says
If you only knew how much I LOVED caprese. I’d be over in a second 🙂
Paula - bell'alimento says
Can’t go wrong with Caprese flavors.
Carla @ Carlas Confections says
Oh yum! I do love caprese and the puff pastry sets it over the top! YUM!
I’m going to make them just for the heck of it! They look delicious!
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Man….. I wish I would have seen these before Super Bowl! Oh well, I’ll just have to throw another party in order to serve them. 🙂
Cassie | Bake Your Day says
Julie, I love caprese salad. This is such a great idea!
Whitney @ The Newlywed Chefs says
Yum!! These are so cute and perfect to bring to any party. Can’t wait to try them soon!
nicole @nicky_olea says
I love Caprese salad! Totally pinning this recipe!
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says
I loooooove this idea! These little guys sound fabulous!
Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says
These look dangerous to have around the house. I wouldn’t be able to stop at just one, or 12 (if we’re being honest and all).
Jenn @therebelchick says
Your food always looks SO amazing, I hope to be a quarter of the food photographer you are one day. I wouldn’t mind being able to cook like you either! LOL
Maria Tadic says
What a cute appetizer! I can’t wait to try these.
Shell Fruscione says
Those look amazing! I love anything with pesto!
Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies says
Totally ingenious. I think I could eat a dozen of these!
Nancie Marin says
Making them for a party tonight! Look so yummy, and so easy too!
Kristi @ My San Francisco Kitchen says
Wow Julie, these look so delicious! I love caprese salads, and this looks like a yummy combination. Great job 🙂
These look so good! And easy which is what I really like. Thanks.
so simple!! and looks great!!
ummm this looks amazing! I could live on caprese salads and I know I could live on this since I love puff pastry!!!
Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch says
I am in love with caprese dishes and this looks perfect!
Sometimes the best ideas are the simplest…and most delicious! I love this idea and you’ve inspired me to try a vegan version!
Jennifer H says
Gerry @ Foodness Gracious says
What a great idea, simple but all of these flavors are awesome together!
Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen says
Love this Julie! So pretty too.
Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says
I love all things caprese! These look so good!
Averie @ Averie Cooks says
Such a cute and fun use for puff pastry! It’s so versatile and tomatoes and caprese salad are faves of mine!