Turkey, Mushroom and Bacon Puff Pastry Pockets

These puff pastry pockets are filled with a turkey, bacon, swiss cheese and a creamy mushroom sauce.  They’re the perfect choice for using up leftover Thanksgiving turkey!

Turkey, Mushroom and Bacon Puff Pastry Pockets

When I made these for my family last week, they took a glance and asked what sort of dessert I had created.  I explained that “this was dinner.”  They were beyond excited that they were going to get to eat PASTRY for dinner.  I agree… stuffed pastry is a very good thing indeed!

I’m partnering with Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry the next few months to create recipes for my readers, and I also have some very exciting news to share on how you can win a trip to the Pepperidge Farm® Innovation Center in Norwalk, CT by sharing your own idea of creating something delicious with Puff Pastry! Scroll down to the bottom of this post for more info.

Here’s how I made my recipe:

Puff 1

These are the goodies you’ll need for preparing this recipe:  Puff Pastry, heavy whipping cream, TURKEY, egg, dijon mustard, green onions, mushrooms, BACON and salt/pepper.

Puff 2

Oh YEAH… and Swiss cheese!

Puff 3

Saute mushrooms and chopped green onion and then add in heavy whipping cream and Dijon (flavor!) to make a yummy sauce.

Puff 4

Cut each sheet of Puff Pastry into 4 equal pieces (you’ll then have 8, of course).

Puff 9

To asssemble:  spread a generous spoonful of creamy mushroom sauce, then turkey, then bacon, then Swiss cheese.

Puff 10

You’ll cover all of that good stuff with another layer of Puff Pastry (roll it out a little or stretch and press with your fingers to make it slightly larger than the bottom piece.

Puff 11

Use a fork to press the edges to seal.

Puff 12

Mix egg with a tablespoon of water and brush it on top of each Puff Pastry pocket.  Then bake for about 20 minutes.  That’s it!

Turkey, Mushroom and Bacon Puff Pastry Pockets - RecipeGirl.com

They come out of the oven all golden and wonderful like these guys…

Puff Pastry Pockets

…and when you cut into them you’ll get to discover all of that piping-hot good stuff inside.  Delicious idea for using up that (impending) leftover turkey, right?  My family LOVED this.  And my husband thought the next-day leftovers were even better.  I’d say that’s a very good thing indeed!

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Turkey, Mushroom and Bacon Puff Pastry Pockets

Yield: 4 servings

Cook Time:20min

Ingredients:

1 pkg. (17.3 ounces) Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets, thawed
4 slices bacon
One 8-ounce package sliced mushrooms, roughly chopped
3 green onions, sliced
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
salt and pepper, to taste
1 1/2 cups chopped or shredded cooked turkey
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1 large egg, whisked with 1 tablespoon water

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat mat.

2. In a medium skillet, cook the bacon until crispy. Remove to paper towels to drain, then crumble. Remove all of the bacon fat from the skillet except for 1 tablespoon.

3. Add the mushrooms and onions to the skillet and saute over medium heat until softened. Stir in cream, Dijon and salt/pepper. Cook until reduced slightly and thickened. Set aside to cool a bit.

4. Assemble the pastries. Cut each sheet of Puff Pastry into 4 equal squares. Divide the mushroom mixture between 4 squares. Top with turkey, bacon and Swiss cheese. Roll out each of the remaining Puff Pastry squares so they're a little bit larger (or just use your fingers to press and stretch them). Place the second piece over the top of each with filling. Use a fork to seal the edges to form "pockets." Brush each square with egg wash and use a knife to poke a few slits in the top for steam to escape while baking. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve immediately.

Source: RecipeGirl.com

Disclosure:  I am working with Pepperidge Farm over the next few months to create recipes using their Puff Pastry products as part of their “Puff is the Spark” panel.  This is a product that I use in my kitchen regularly.  All opinions shared are my own.