Whoever invented frozen sheets of puff pastry is a genius. They are so easy to use, and you can make so many delicious things with them.
One of my favourite puff pastry recipes is savoury triangles, they are a great way to use up leftovers and perfect for lunchboxes!
If the person who invented frozen pastry sheets is a genius, then my ten year old is also right up there with the geniuses, for deciding to make leftover mashed potato and cheese savoury triangles.
The only thing that could make leftover mashed potato better, is adding some cheese and onion and wrapping it all in puff pastry. My boy and I seriously died and went to heaven when we tried these. So we promptly made a huge batch to go in his lunchbox.
If potato and cheese is not your thing, that’s fine, you can fill these savoury triangles with just about anything! They are the best way to use up all kinds of leftovers.
Let me share a few filling suggestions that we’ve tried over the years.
Savoury Triangles Filling Suggestions
- Leftover mashed potato with onion and cheese.
- Leftover taco/chilli meat with cheese.
- Pizza toppings, pizza sauce and cheese.
- Ham and cheese.
- Spinach and ricotta
- Leftover rice, veggies and herbs
- Leftover roasted veggies, with or without leftover roast meat.
- Leftover bolognese sauce
Savoury triangles are perfect for the kids lunchboxes!
By far the best thing about these savoury triangles is that they are delicious warm from the oven, they are are also really good cold, so they are perfect for lunchboxes!
I have a couple of kids who don’t eat sandwiches, so finding something for them to take to school for lunch each day can be quite a challenge. These savoury triangles are easy enough for the kids to help make, and they can fill them with whatever filling they like.
If you need some more more lunchbox ideas check out all of my non-sandwich lunchbox ideas.
Quick and Easy Savory Triangles.
- 1 sheet of frozen puff pastry
- approx 1 cup of fillings of your choice
- 1 tbsp milk
Allow the puff pastry to thaw a little then cut it into four equally sizes squares.
Preheat your oven to approx 180 celsius
Combine whatever filling you are using in a small bowl.
Spoon a small amount of filling into the centre of each pastry square. Don't overfill them!
Fold the pastry square over, corner to corner, to make a triangle shape.
Seal the edges well, then turn them over and seal them again using a fork.
Brush the tops with a little milk.
Bake in a moderate oven for 15-25 minutes or until the triangles are golden brown and puffed up.
Allow to cool completely and store in an airtight container in the fridge, or place them in a snap lock bag and freeze them.
Please note: this recipe uses Australian measurements and temperatures, if you need to convert measurements or temperatures you can find our printable cooking conversion chart here.
These savoury pastry triangles are super quick and easy to make. They are a great way to use up all kinds of leftovers. And they are a perfect to pop in your kids’ lunchboxes! They are an all round genius idea!