With this easy bacon and cheese turnovers recipe, you can make the most satisfying, savory breakfast treat! With just five simple ingredients and a few easy steps, you’ll have a batch of these tasty turnovers ready to enjoy in no time.
What makes these turnovers so irresistible is the combination of smoky, delicious bacon and gooey melted cheese, all wrapped up in a flaky puff pastry crust. You can bake them ahead of time, making them the perfect breakfast idea for brunch, holidays and lazy Sunday mornings.
These bacon puff pastry turnovers may remind some of our UK readers of Greggs bacon and cheese wraps, and have quickly become one of my family’s favorites!
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Why You’ll Go Hog Wild for This Recipe
Easy to make: Bacon and cheese turnovers are incredibly easy to make. With just five simple ingredients and straightforward instructions, you can whip up a batch of these tasty puff pastry turnovers in no time.
Portable: Crispy bacon and cheese turnovers are a great hand-held meal that you can take with you on the go. They’re easy to pack in a lunchbox, and they’re the perfect no-fuss breakfast for a road trip!
Crispy and cheesy: These easy bacon turnovers are a perfect combination of crispy, flaky pastry and gooey, melted cheese. The bacon adds a smoky, savory flavor that complements the cheese perfectly.
Versatile: You can serve these easy bacon pastries for breakfast, brunch, parties, or as a tasty after school snack. You can also cut them in half for a delicious appetizer.
Kid-friendly: Everyone in my family loves these cheesy bacon turnovers. They’re always a hit with children of all ages!
Ingredients and Substitutions
Shown from the top, here’s what you need to make this easy recipe:
Frozen puff pastry – You’ll need one sheet from a 17.3 ounce package of ready-rolled puff pastry.
1 large egg – This is used for the egg wash that gives the turnovers their golden brown finish.
Mustard – I used Woeber’s Sweet & Spicy Mustard for this recipe. Feel free to use Dijon mustard or your favorite mustard.
Deli sliced sharp cheddar cheese – I like sharp cheddar because it lends good flavor with the mildness of the puff pastry. You can use any kind of sliced cheese that you like.
Sliced bacon – I used hickory smoked bacon for extra flavor. You can use smoked or unsmoked bacon, cured or uncured, and thick sliced or regular sliced streaky bacon.
Here’s what you’ll need to prepare these flaky cheese and bacon turnovers:
- Baking sheet
- Parchment paper or silicone pan liner
- Rolling pin
- Cutting board
- Pizza cutter or sharp knife
- Metal spatula
Step by Step Instructions
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.
Fit a piece of parchment paper on a half sheet pan or baking sheet. Move the parchment to a flat work surface and roll out the puff pastry dough on top.
Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut the puff pastry sheet into 8 equal rectangles. Slide the parchment paper with the pastry rectangles onto the baking sheet.
Next, take 1 teaspoon of prepared mustard and spread it evenly on each of the puff pastry squares.
Add a slice of cheese on top of the mustard layer for each square. Place a strip of bacon diagonally across each square and add another half a strip in the center of each pastry.
To wrap the bacon in pastry, pull the top left corner down to the center and then overlap it with the opposite corner on the bottom right.
Seal the edges of the pastry by pinching together tightly. Repeat the process for all the puff pastry turnovers.
Make a simple egg wash by whisking 1 beaten egg with 1 tablespoon of water. Using a pastry brush, brush the egg wash on the top of each turnover.
Bake the turnovers in the preheated oven until the cheese melts, the bacon is crispy, and the pastry turns a beautiful golden brown, about 13 to 15 minutes.
Cool for about 5 minutes before serving. Makes 8 bacon and cheese turnovers.
Feel free to experiment with different flavors to make this simple recipe your own! Here are some variations we like:
Jam Pastries – Instead of mustard, spread the pastries with preserves that pair well with the smoky flavor of bacon, such as blackberry or apricot jam.
Apple Pastries – Apple and cheddar cheese are a classic flavor combination. Substitute apple butter or apple jelly for the mustard in the recipe.
Back Bacon and Cheese Turnovers – For a British-style turnover, substitute cooked English back bacon for the traditional bacon.
How to Store and Reheat Leftovers
These tasty turnovers can be prepared up to 2 days in advance and still taste amazing. Make sure the turnovers have cooled completely, then store them in an airtight container in the fridge.
Layer with parchment paper or waxed paper so they don’t stick together.
To reheat the pastries, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Bake until heated through, about 6-7 minutes.
Can Bacon Turnovers Be Frozen?
If you want to freeze them, go for it! Just make sure the pastries are completely cooled before wrapping them in plastic wrap or Press N Seal.
Store them in an airtight container or zip top freezer bag to avoid freezer burn. They’ll keep well in the freezer for up to two months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.
What to Serve with Cheese and Bacon Turnovers
These are some of our favorite accompaniments with this easy cheese turnover recipe for breakfast and brunch:
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Here’s the full, printable recipe:
Easy Bacon and Cheese Turnovers
- 12 strips sliced bacon
- 1 sheet frozen puff pastry dough, thawed, from a 17.3 ounce package
- 2 2/3 tablespoons spicy mustard
- 8 slices sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1 tablespoon water
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Fit a piece of parchment paper on a half sheet pan or baking sheet.
- Move the parchment to a flat work surface and roll out the puff pastry dough on top.
- Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut the puff pastry sheet into 8 equal rectangles. Slide the parchment paper with the pastry squares onto the baking sheet.
- Spread 1 teaspoon prepared mustard evenly on each of the puff pastry rectangles.
- Add a slice of cheese on top of the mustard layer for each rectangle. Place a strip of bacon diagonally across each rectangle and add another half a strip in the center of each pastry.
- To wrap the bacon in pastry, pull the top left corner down to the center and then overlap it with the opposite corner on the bottom right.
- Seal the edges of the pastry by pinching together tightly. Repeat the process for all the puff pastry turnovers.
- Make a simple egg wash by whisking 1 beaten egg with 1 tablespoon of water. Using a pastry brush, brush the egg wash on the top of each turnover.
- Bake the turnovers in the preheated oven until the cheese melts, the bacon is crispy, and the pastry turns a beautiful golden brown, about 15 minutes.
- Cool for about 5 minutes before serving. Makes 8 bacon and cheese turnovers.
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Nutrition Disclaimer: All nutritional information shared on this site is an approximation. I am not a certified nutritionist, and any nutritional information should be used as a general guideline.
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