15-Minute Snacks - Puff Pasty Rolls w/ Pesto

If you need a fresh hot home-made snack for those last minute guests, neighborhood get-together or playdates, look no further than these puff pastry rolls with pesto. They are super tasty and every single time I whipped up a plate, not a single one was left behind!

You can whip them out of oven and serve on a platter with a side of chopped fruits and tea/coffee, and it seems a mid-day meal fit for a king! No-one needs to know that all it took was 15 minutes of assembly, prep and bake time :)

Trader Joe's carries these amazing frozen puff pasty rolls. Each packet contains 2 sheets for $3.99. One sheet makes 18 puff pasty rolls (shown in the picture below) which is plenty to snack on for 4 people (or 2 very hungry folks!). Our nearby store does not carry puff pasty the whole year but only in the fall during holidays - so I always make it a point to stock up a few when I see them in the frozen aisle.
Other than frozen puff pasty sheets, the only other thing this recipe needs is pesto. Store bought is just fine but home-made is better if you have some at hand!

Other than that "recipe" is not really a recipe but an assembly and prep. Thaw one sheet of frozen puff pastry roll in the fridge overnight or on the counter for 30-mins. Pre-heat oven to 400F. Unroll the puff pastry on a large cutting board (to contain any mess or spills) and then spread a thin layer of pesto evenly all over leaving a little border on each side aside to avoid overfills.

If you can't fully unroll the sheet, it means you need some more time thawing. Give it another 10mins and try it again. 

Once the pesto is evenly spread, roll the sheet back like it was. Using using fingers try to seal the final edge. Then using a sharp knife, cut the roll into small disks - you will get about 18 disks per sheet. Puff pastry will puff up while baking, so smaller disks are just fine.

Line the baking sheet with parchment paper and add the pastry disks leaving space between each to puff. Bake for 10-12mins until the outside is golden brown and inside is cooked through. Remove from oven and serve hot! Enjoy!