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Goat Cheese Smoked Salmon Puff Pastry Bites

Goat Cheese Smoked Salmon Puff Pastry Bites

  • Author: Tiffany
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: About 20 bites 1x


Goat Cheese Smoked Salmon Puff Pastry Bites are an elegant and impressive appetizer perfect for entertaining. They’re even better when paired with some bubbly! 


  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • Egg wash (1 egg + 1 tablespoon water)
  • 4 ounces mixed herb goat cheese, room temperature
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill, plus more for serving
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest, plus more for serving
  • 3 ounces smoked salmon
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Bake the puff pastry. Using a rolling pin, lightly roll the sheet of thawed puff pastry on a floured surface to smooth out the creases. Cut the puff pastry into circles, using a 1 1/2″ or 2″ round cutter. (You could also use a metal 1/4 measuring cup.) Score the center with a smaller cutter or a metal tablespoon, piercing the center all over with a fork. Space the circles an inch apart on parchment-lined baking sheets and brush with egg wash. Bake until evenly browned, rotating the tray once halfway through, about 12 minutes. Let the pastry cool before filling.*
  3. Make the goat cheese filling. Stir the room temperature cream cheese, herb goat cheese, lemon zest, and dill together until evenly mixed. Season to taste with sea salt and pepper.
  4. Assemble the bites. Pipe the goat cheese filling into the center of each puff pastry bite (I used a star tip). Slice the salmon into thin strips and roll into a loose rose or spiral. Place the salmon spiral on top of the goat cheese. Garnish the bites with additional lemon zest, fresh dill, and capers. Enjoy!


*If your puff pastry rounds rise too much in the center, simply take the back of a metal tablespoon and create a little ‘well’ by pushing the tablespoon into the cooked pastry.


  • Serving Size: 2 pastry bites
  • Calories: 190
  • Sugar: 0.5g
  • Sodium: 328mg
  • Fat: 13g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 18mg