Whenever I'm really feeling bored with dinners, I go to Pinterest. I've been looking for food ideas there a lot lately and found a recipe I had pinned awhile ago for avocado, cream cheese, and salsa stuffed puff pastries. You can find the original recipe here
, as well as way better food photos than you will ever find on this blog, but I sort of did my own thing and wasn't too careful with measurements. The result was pretty tasty, so I thought I'd share my version which I have renamed to yummy stuffed pockets. Catchy, right? Okay, I promise these taste better than my silly title sounds!
Here's what you need-
- 1 sheet of puff pastry
- 1 ripe avocado, mashed
- 1/2 cup salsa
- 1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
- 1 egg, beaten
- sour cream and extra salsa for topping, optional
The original instructions call for the puff pastry to be cut into enough pieces to make several small pockets. I simply cut mine into four squares to make two big pockets, one for me and one for Don. Mix the avocado, salsa, and cream cheese together in a bowl. Split the mixture between two of the squares of puff pastry. Top with the other two squares. Press around the sides with a fork to seal the pockets. Brush each pocket with the egg and bake on a cookie sheet sprayed with oil for 15 minutes at 400 degrees. Top with sour cream and salsa and enjoy! I think next time I will add some vegetarian chicken strips and black beans!