I was cleaning out the freezer last week when I came across a partial box of puff pastry. I love using as the top for my pot pies, which we enjoyed last night…but I thought it was about time that I get a little more creative with it.
This dinner came together in a snap thanks to a little advance prep work! The night before I was planning to make this, I was whipping up a batch of soft pretzel bites for a get together we were having. While the dough was rising, I diced up a bunch of vegetables and stuck them in the oven to roast. I used potatoes and sweet potatoes so I stuck those in first and after about 20 minutes, I added some carrots, green beans, onion, red pepper and broccoli and let them roast for another 20 minutes.
After removing them from the oven, I put them in a container with a few cloves of minced garlic. I love roasted garlic, but not when it’s diced, because it always burns….so I just mixed it in later. I also pulled the puff pastry out of the freezer and stuck it in the fridge.
The following night, I cut the puff pastry into 6 squares, put veggies on top of 3 of them, sprinkled each one with black and red pepper and paprika and then topped them with slices of goat cheese (Yep, more goat cheese…once I buy a log I have to find ways to use it up!) I added the other pastry squares to the top and brushed them lightly with an egg wash.
After about 20 minutes in the oven, dinner was served They were eaten in a hurry so I apologize for the lack of pictures of the finished product!