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Puff pastry strudel with vegetables and cheese

3 November 2019 | Last Updated: 4 April 2021 By Aleksandra

A delicious puff pastry strudel filled with cheese and vegetables. It’ a perfect party snack or just an afternoon snack. This savory strudel can be served with a dipping sauce (although it’s so good on its own) or with a salad.

Other savory puff pastry snacks:

Puff pastry strudel with vegetables and cheese on a baking sheet.
Puff pastry strudel with vegetables and cheese close up picture.

Vegetable strudel ingredients:

  • Vegetables: I used broccoli, bell pepper, and mushrooms for the filling, but you can really use any vegetables you have on hand, just cook them first. Raw vegetables would be cooked through in the oven but they would release too much moisture and the dough wouldn’t be crunchy.
  • Cheese: I especially like mozzarella cheese in this recipe, but you can really use any cheese you have on hand.
  • Seasonings: I used fresh garlic and Herbes de Provence. This recipe is very forgiving so just use your favorite herb mix like French or Italian seasoning or just some herbs like basil, oregano, thyme.
  • You can also use this filling to fill yeast dough or pizza dough.
  • It is best to use an all-butter-puff pastry if you can get one. It’s tastier but a little more sticky that palm fat puff pastry, so you just need to be more careful (see the notes below).
Labeled ingredients needed for puff pastry strudel.

Savory puff pastry strudel – step by step:

The most important tips when working with puff pastry:

  • It is very important that the filling is cold (it should be chilled in the fridge), before putting it on the puff pastry. You can also pop it in the freezer for a couple of minutes. If the filling is not cold (or at least at room temperature) it will warm up the puff pastry so it will be sticky.
  • The dough itself must be cold. Take it out of the fridge only when you have all the other ingredients ready.
  • Sprinkle the dough on both sides with flour (so it won’t stick) and roll it out (dough that is too thick may not be baked through and as crispy as it should be). If you use frozen puff pastry, you must first thaw it in the fridge overnight.
Puff pastry strudel with vegetables and cheese in hands.

Puff pastry strudel with vegetables and cheese

A delicious puff pastry strudel filled with cheese and vegetables. It’ a perfect party snack or just an afternoon snack.
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puff pastry strudel with vegetables and cheese on a piece of baking paper
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5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 1 strudel
Calories 2070kcal
Author Aleksandra

Ingredients

  • 1/3 broccoli head 5.3oz/150g
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 7 oz cremini mushrooms 200g, or button mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons frying oil
  • 1 heaped teaspoon Herbes de Provence French or Italian seasoning
  • 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese 3.5oz/100g, low-moisture mozzarella
  • 1 sheet puff pastry 8.5oz/240g
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Instructions

  • Divide the broccoli into very small florets, cut the bell pepper into small cubes, mushrooms into slices.
  • Heat a tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add the broccoli and bell pepper in an even layer. Don't stir for a minute, then cook, stirring from time to time for a few minutes, until the vegetables are soft and browned. Add the herbs and garlic, cook for another minute. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer to a large chopping board.
  • Add a second tablespoon of oil and mushrooms to the pan. Cook just like the vegetables. Transfer to the chopping board.
  • Chop the vegetables and mushrooms. Set aside to cool completely. Once cooled, stir in the cheese. Place the bowl with the filling in the fridge.
  • Heat the oven to 400°F / 200°C / Gas Mark 6, no fan (if you have a convection oven, reduce the temperature by 20° or follow the manufacturer's instructions).
  • Sprinkle the puff pastry well with flour and roll out on a sheet of parchment paper into a long rectangle. Place the filling on its half. Cover the filling with the second part of the dough and press the edges of the dough together to seal.
  • Cut the dough horizontally with a sharp knife into parts (not just score, but cut it all the way, it will be easier to divide the pastry into pieces after baking it, you can also just score the dough if that's what you prefer).
  • Make the egg wash – whisk the egg with milk. Brush the pastry with the mixture.
  • Bake for about 25 minutes or until the pastry is golden. Wait 10-15 minutes before dividing it into parts.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

  • Ingredients: You can use any vegetables you have on hand, but you need to cook them first.
  • You can also use this filling to fill yeast dough or pizza dough.
  • It is best to use all-butter-puff pastry if you can get one. It’s tastier but a little bit more sticky than palm fat puff pastry, so you just need to be more careful (see the notes below).
  • Calories = whole recipe. This is only an estimate!
  • Important tips when working with puff pastry:
    – It is very important that the filling is cold, before putting it on the puff pastry. You can also pop it in the freezer for a couple of minutes.
    – The dough itself must be cold. Take it out of the fridge only when you have all the other ingredients ready.
    – Sprinkle the dough on both sides with flour.
    – If you’re using frozen puff pastry, you need to thaw it in the fridge overnight, then proceed with the recipe.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine international
Keyword puff pastry strudel, savory strudel, vegetable strudel, vegetarian puff pastry strudel

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18 Comments

  • Reply
    Fatimah
    21 September 2021 at 13:42

    Thank you so much for the recipe – I added onions and courgettes to my mixture, and sprinkled the pastry with sesame seeds. We absolutely loved it…my husband said it’s now one of his favourite meals! 🙂

    • Reply
      Aleksandra
      21 September 2021 at 13:57

      I’m glad to hear that, thank you for the review!

  • Reply
    Eileen
    17 June 2021 at 11:52

    Omg this is delicious I had eaten a piece before I remembered to take pic also I’d taken short crust pastry from freezer and not puff, but honestly this is blooming lovely
    Will be making again ❤️❤️ Thank you for recipe

    • Reply
      Aleksandra
      17 June 2021 at 18:33

      Thank you so much for the comment and photo. It’s a great idea to use shortcrust pastry. I’m glad you liked it!

  • Reply
    Barbsra
    23 May 2021 at 05:01

    5 stars
    This is a favourite now. Easy and wonderful. Highly recommended.

  • Reply
    Mags
    11 April 2021 at 22:12

    5 stars
    Made this for me and my hubby… he just said ‘Wow, that’s like a really posh pizza! You can make this again!’ Can’t get better praise than that in this house

    • Reply
      Aleksandra
      12 April 2021 at 06:05

      I’m thrilled this was a hit, thank you for commenting!

  • Reply
    Christine
    4 April 2021 at 17:18

    The recipe sounds great, but I’m hesitant to try it because of glaring errors in the recipe sich as adding red “paprika” to the pan when you.must have meant red “pepper.” My concern is there might be other mistakes in the recipe that are not so glaring.

    • Reply
      Aleksandra
      4 April 2021 at 19:14

      Hi Christine, thank you for catching that! I corrected the recipe. I understand you might be hesitant to give this recipe a try, but I would encourage you to take a look at this pin: https://www.pinterest.at/pin/8514686782908590/ where you can find many comments and photos from happy readers that have made this recipe! People love it, it’s delicious and really simple to make!

  • Reply
    Debbie
    31 January 2021 at 15:07

    5 stars
    This was a great hit! Nearly all gone in under 10 minutes. I added cubed butternut squash and cubed swede to mine as well. Very very tasty family loved it. Will definitely be making again.

    • Reply
      Aleksandra
      31 January 2021 at 17:21

      I’m thrilled this was a hit, Debbie! thank you for commenting!

  • Reply
    Ashley
    14 November 2020 at 00:56

    5 stars
    This is so good!

  • Reply
    Sue
    13 November 2020 at 20:37

    5 stars
    Having never worked with puff pastry, I was a bit hesitant to try this. It was easy to make! The mushrooms give it a meaty texture (fooled the guys for a minute there), I omitted the garlic and used Italian seasoning. Will be making this again soon. It was gone in a flash!
    Thank you!

    • Reply
      Aleksandra
      13 November 2020 at 20:44

      Thanks for trying out the recipe and for the review, I’m happy it worked out for you!

  • Reply
    Guy
    15 July 2020 at 08:39

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

  • Reply
    Aleksandra
    14 April 2020 at 07:50

    5 stars
    Comment from a Pinterest user Chellsie: Tasty and quite easy to make. Didn’t add the cheese but worked well without it. Added half a red pepper and a quarter of a green and yellow pepper.

  • Reply
    Shirley
    15 January 2020 at 02:35

    Thank you… delicious!

    • Reply
      Aleksandra
      15 January 2020 at 16:00

      thank you for letting me know 🙂

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