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Ham and Cheese or Kale and Feta Puff Pastry Croissants

Updated: Aug 15, 2022

Once you have all the ingredients this recipe is super simple and fun, especially if you have older kids who are starting to help in the kitchen and want to be in charge of a meal. It's time to put them to work and have them leave breakfast ready for you to bake! You can bake them the night before and then at breakfast time just heat them up in the oven, so you don't have to wait so long. I made two flavors, ham and cheese and for the other half I used a kale and feta cheese mixture. This recipe is freezer friendly, I didn't freeze them because we ate them between breakfasts and snacks. If you got a sweet tooth and want to give a twist to this recipe, you can fill the rolls with whatever comes to mind such as Nutella, jam and nuts.

In general every time I make a recipe where I need puff pastry what matters most to me are the ingredients with which it was made, so I buy the one that has butter and not weird oils, sorry it is not easy to find it, but once you find it buy few boxes and you can keep them in the freezer for a good while. So read the ingredients when choosing. This one I used is the one they sell at Trader Joe's (if you live in the US) during the winter. It's a pity they don't sell it all year round, I usually buy several boxes and keep them in my freezer. Let me know how you did with this preparation and what fillings you made!

Servings: 18 (small rolls) Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: about 20 minutes.


Puff pastry sheets (18 oz box).

A little flour for the surface

Option #1: Ham and cheese, I used emmental cheese

Option #2: Kale or spinach and feta cheese

Cooked spinach, I used chopped thawed spinach

Crumbled feta cheese, goat cheese would also go perfect

Dried chives or chopped green onions

Garlic powder



Rolling pin


Baking tray

Parchment paper


  1. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper

  2. With a rolling pin on a floured surface, stretch the puff pastry sheets a little. The package I used came with two sheets of puff pastry, I used one for each flavor

  3. With a knife cut in half vertically and in half horizontally to obtain 4 squares

  4. Make a diagonal cut in each square to obtain 8 not perfect triangles

  5. Separate the triangles a little

  6. Preheat the oven to 375

  7. Spread the filling of your choice evenly throughout the triangle, leaving an empty space in the narrowest part of the triangle

  8. Roll the croissant starting from the widest part until you reach the tip (see photos or video on my Instagram account)

  9. After rolling the whole triangle, place the croissant with the thinner end of the triangle facing down on the baking sheet with baking paper

  10. Bake at 375 until the croissant is golden brown

  11. Let it cool a little before eating


  1. Option #1, ham and cheese:

    1. Chop the ham, and the cheese in small slices or shredded

  2. Option #2: kale and feta cheese mixture:

    1. Mix the cooked and chopped kale or spinach in a bowl with garlic powder, pepper, dried chives and cheese

    2. I used thawed frozen chopped kale

    3. Since I used feta cheese I didn’t add salt

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