Turkey Cuban Pastry Puffs

Turkey Cuban Pastry Puffs – great way to use up leftover turkey! SO delicious! Puff pastry filled with mustard, turkey, ham, swiss cheese and pickles. Can make ahead and freeze unbaked. Great for parties, tailgating, lunch or dinner. These taste FANTASTIC!

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Baked Puff Pastry Sandwiches for Parties

A traditional Cuban Sandwich has pork, ham, pickles, Swiss, and mustard. Since we have a lot of leftover turkey from the holiday, I decided to swap the pork for turkey and wrap it all in puff pastry. Let me tell you, these Turkey Cuban Pastry Puffs were DELICIOUS! One bite and we were both in heaven! 

Turkey Cuban Pastry Puffs - great way to use up leftover turkey! SO delicious! Puff pastry filled with mustard, turkey, ham, swiss cheese and pickles. Can make ahead and freeze unbaked. Great for parties, tailgating, lunch or dinner. These taste FANTASTIC!

How to Make Turkey Cuban Pastry Puffs

These sandwich puffs are super easy to make. Thaw a package of puff pastry. Cut each sheet of puff pastry into 9 squares. Top each square with mustard, turkey, ham, pickle slice, and swiss cheese on the diagonal. Bring the opposite corners together. Brush with an egg wash and bake.

  • To keep the edges together during cooking :
    • Don’t overfill the puff pastry
    • Wet the edges of the puff pastry with water to help seal the pastry together
    • Can use toothpicks to help keep the edges together
    • If the puff pastry does open up during cooking, don’t panic. As soon as you take them out of the oven, gently press the edges together and they will stay together just fine after cooling. I had to do that with some of the puffs in this batch.
  • I used Vlasic Stackers for the pickles
  • Can Turkey Cuban Pastry Puffs be Made Ahead and Frozen? Yes! These puffs are a great make-ahead snack. You can assemble the puffs and pop them in the freezer unbaked for a quick meal/appetizer later. There is no need to thaw the puffs before baking. Simply add a couple of minutes to the cooking time below.
  • You can use leftover holiday turkey or deli-sliced turkey meat.
holding a turkey puff pastry sandwich

What to Serve with Cuban Sandwiches

These puffs are perfect for a quick lunch or dinner, tailgating, or as an appetizer for your upcoming New Year’s Party! We serve these with chips, a salad, or some black beans. Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with these easy sandwiches:

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Turkey Cuban Pastry Puffs

Yield: 18 puffs
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Turkey Cuban Pastry Puffs – great way to use up leftover turkey! SO delicious! Puff pastry filled with mustard, turkey, ham, swiss cheese and pickles. Can make ahead and freeze unbaked. Great for parties, tailgating, lunch or dinner. These taste FANTASTIC!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (17.3-oz) package puff pastry thawed
  • ¼ pound turkey slices, from a boneless turkey breast or thick deli cut
  • pound shaved deli ham
  • cups shredded swiss cheese
  • 2 Tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1 (24-oz) jar pickle slices
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 Tbsp water

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 400. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Unfold pastry sheets. Cut each sheet into 9 squares.
  • Spread about 1/2 tsp of yellow mustard over the puff pastry. Arrange turkey slices down diagonal center of pastry squares. Top with ham, pickle slice and swiss cheese. Fold two opposite corners of each square over the filling and press edges to seal. Place on prepared baking sheet.
  • Combine egg and water. Brush each pastry with egg wash.
  • Bake 15-18 minutes, until golden brown. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Notes:

  • To keep the edges together during cooking :
    • Don’t overfill the puff pastry
    • Wet the edges of the puff pastry with water to help seal the pastry together
    • Can use toothpicks to help keep the edges together
    • If the puff pastry does open up during cooking, don’t panic. As soon as you take them out of the oven, gently press the edges together and they will stay together just fine after cooling. I had to do that with some of the puffs in this batch.
  • I used Vlasic Stackers for the pickles
  • Can Turkey Cuban Pastry Puffs be Made Ahead and Frozen? Yes! These puffs are a great make-ahead snack. You can assemble the puffs and pop them in the freezer unbaked for a quick meal/appetizer later. There is no need to thaw the puffs before baking. Simply add a couple of minutes to the cooking time below.
  • You can use leftover holiday turkey or deli-sliced turkey meat.

Steph

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  1. Do you roll out 1 sheet of puff pastry on parchment first so that you can get 9 squares? Never used this pastry before.

    1. You don’t have to roll it out. Just unfold it and cut down the seams one way and make two more cuts the opposite way – that will give you nine squares.

  2. Making these for a snack tonight. Thanks so much for the recipe. They look delicious and were so easy to put together!

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