These easy cheesy chorizo pastries are made with just 3 ingredients! They're perfect for summer picnics, party snacks or even for dinner with a large side salad.
So easy you don't really need a recipe!
I have made these little pastries so many times in the past but they haven't quite made it onto the blog before. I'm not sure why. Maybe it's because they are so easy you don't actually need a recipe. Or maybe it's because they are not very original. After all, I'm sure you've seen them before!
However, like all quick and easy recipes, sometimes you just need a reminder of how simple something is before you make it yourself. I hope that's what I'm doing here. I'm just reminding you that these pastries are so easy it would be a shame not to make them! They need just three ingredients: ready rolled puff pastry, sliced chorizo and cheese. What could be easier?
They could however be more complicated. You could add an egg wash before baking them. Even so, that would still only make 4 ingredients. I don't bother with an egg wash for these. They come out of the oven beautifully golden brown on the outside anyway. Why not save the egg for something else?
Should you make your own puff pastry?
If you really want to make life a challenge you could make the puff pastry from scratch. I've done it in the past but these days? No way! It's the type of thing that's fun for a one off challenge and so you can tell yourself you can make puff pastry. After that, what's the point? I prefer my own homemade shortcrust pastry but puff pastry is definitely worth buying.
What to eat with these cheesy chorizo pastries
Life should be easy in summer and these little cheesy chorizo pastries are perfect for this time of year. Why not have them for lunch with a big salad or bring some along on a picnic or for a snack on a long summer walk? I have to say, I'm a real pastry addict and find it hard not keep eating these!
How to adapt these easy chorizo pastries?
There are so many ways you can adapt this recipe. Why not use a different meat instead of chorizo? Ham or salami would both work.
Use something else completely. I love these type of palmiers made with olive tapenade. You can also spread your favourite chutney or pesto onto the puff pastry. What's your favourite filling?
Storing these chorizo pastries
These chorizo pastries will keep in the fridge for about three days. You can also freeze them for up to three months. Defrost them at room temperature or in the fridge.
Can you reheat these chorizo puff pastry swirls?
I love warm flaky puff pastry and definitely like to reheat these. I pop them in the oven at 180C for 5 minutes to bring back that just-baked crispiness.
Of course, if I'm taking them out with me for a picnic I can't do that but if I'm eating them up at home I always like to reheat them a little!
Recipe for Cheesy Chorizo Pastries
Cheesy Chorizo Pastries for Summer Picnics
- 375 g pack of ready rolled puff pastry
- 150 g sliced chorizo
- 40 g grated cheese I used red leicester but cheddar would work well too
- Line 2 baking trays with non stick baking paper. Turn the oven on to heat up to 200C
- Unroll the puff pastry.
- Sprinkle half the cheese all over the pastry.
- Put the chorizo on top of the cheese in a single layer.
- Sprinkle the rest of the cheese over the top.
- Roll the pastry up again.
- Cut into slices about 1cm thick.
- Lay the slices on their sides on the baking trays with space between each one.
- Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes.
- Cool on a wire rack.
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They look amazing x
Thanks! I'm so pleased you like them.
I'm a huge fan of anything with cheese and chorizo! These sound super tasty!! I bet hubby would dig them too!
I'm sure he would! My husband loves them too!
How cute are these? These also look and sound so yummy! I don't eat pork so I wonder if I can use a different type of meat?
I'm sure you could use a different type of meat. I think smoked chicken or turkey slices would work well.
Puff pastry appetizers are so irresistible. I love the shape and the chorizo and cheese filling.
Thanks Lynne! I wish I could resist them sometimes though as I'm going on holiday soon and am now wishing I'd eaten a little lighter during the past couple of weeks!
My kids love puff pastry and I agree there are so many other things to get busy with than making it from scratch. These are a great little snack, so tasty!
Thanks Nicole. They're very moreish!
Sarah James @ Tales From The Kitchen Shed
What a delicious addition to a picnic hamper, I love chorizo. I think they'd be great at any time though and I like how quick and easy they are to make too.
Thanks Sarah! I'm all for quick and easy recipes at the moment!
The simple recipes are the best. Sometimes I'm like, "I should put up a recipe on How to Blanch Veggies." It's so easy, but geez, I feel like I google it a couple of times per month!
I think there are a few easy things I look up too! It's true that if you have it written down on your blog you always know where to look for the things you forget.
You had me at cheesy! These look devine and sound just as yummy. I love that they use store bought dough too, that makes them easy and fast (meaning I can eat them even faster) lol I am looking forward to adding these to our next backyard BBQ!
Yes, it's so much easier to use store bought than to make your own, especially when it is a plain puff pastry and not a pastry with any extra flavours in. I hope you enjoy them!
I saw a photo of these little lovelies somewhere (I think maybe on Instagram). I was instantly starving as soon as I saw the photo. Mmmm. Chorizo.
That's how I felt when I'd made them too and they didn't last nearly as long as I wanted! Next time I'll make a double batch.
Ah ha! I just bought some chorizo and have been debating about what to do with it. These would be perfect for when we have people over this weekend. Yummy!
Do let me know if you made them. I hope your guests liked them as much as we do!
Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy
These look SOOOO good. We happen to really like chorizo...and cheese makes everything better. Did I mention I was a bread lover too!!
Thanks Gloria! Cheese and chorizo is just so good isn't it? Maybe not all the time but every now and then everyone needs comfort food!
i think it is all too easy to forget that not everyone has a lot of cooking experience. It is simple tasty recipes like this that just might get someone really hooked on baking but if we dont show the simple stuff how are they ever to get started.
I am so with you on the why make your own puff pastry and i often like here use the ready rolled not cos I'm lazy but because that what my local shop stocks. Ready rolled is better for these anyway as it so even .
Chorizo and cheese well thats got me sold. Absolutely delicious!
Thanks Jacqui! You can't beat cheese and chorizo sometimes and hopefully an easy recipe like this would then give someone the confidence to go on and try something just a tad more complicated.
They look like delicious morsels! I would happily eat a whole tray of them 🙂
Me too! In fact, they were all gone on the day I made them and I was expecting to have a few left for the next day!
I love those!! We used to make some in cooking class (Spain)! They are great for any occasion! Yummy!
They are so versatile aren't they? I ate them as a snack, for lunch and then later for dinner too!
Anything with puff pastry sounds good to me!
Angela / Only Crumbs Remain
I'm with you Corina with you on your love of pastry, it's just scrummy. I just love how puff pastry just flakes, crumbles and melts in the mouth and thiese lovely elephant ears are just the perfect way to use it. And I have to agree, they have a wonderful colour already don't they withou glazing with an egg.
Thanks Angela! I just can't resist puff pastry x
Kirsty Hijacked By Twins
Mmmmmm I love chorizo and these sound delicious! I would definitely be able to eat one or two and even more of them! x #CookBlogShare
I have to admit I ate quite a few too! x