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Ham and Cheese Puff Pastry with Sauerkraut
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Delicious crowd-pleaser

Ham and Cheese Puff Pastry with Sauerkraut

Ham and Cheese Puff Pastry with Sauerkraut is a quick and simple recipe. Serve it for lunch, a snack, or large gatherings with homemade Russian dressing.

Ham and Cheese Puff Pastry with Sauerkraut
We love pies. Both sweet and savory, but we especially love making pies and tarts with puff pastry. It’s easy, it’s cheap, and it’s delicious. This time, we made a delicious pie with ham, cheese, mustard, and the main attraction: sauerkraut. We promise this combination will blow your socks off, as it’s delicious and surprisingly not overpowering. To serve, make a simple Russian dressing for dipping - it makes all the difference, and we included the recipe in the post.

Delicious Ham and Cheese Puff Pastry with Sauerkraut

If you love the classic Ham and Cheese combination, then I bet you will like this Puff Pastry with Sauerkraut. These are the top reasons why we love it:

  • flaky, golden-brown puff pastry
  • the fantastic addition of DROGA sauerkraut that isn't too intense
  • the cheese melts beautifully
  • serve it as a snack, or main dish with some salad on a side
  • it's a simple, beginner-friendly recipe
  • Russian Dressing is the perfect sauce for this stuffed puff pastry
  • great idea for picnics, holidays, celebrations, and gatherings

Ham and Cheese Puff Pastry with Sauerkraut

Ham and Cheese Puff Pastry with Sauerkraut

Essential ingredients

There are only seven ingredients (plus a few for the Russian Dressing) needed for this recipe, and they are all easily accessible everywhere. Here are five essential ingredients and possible substitutes.

Puff pastry - Use your favorite puff pastry. We always use prerolled, store-bought puff pastry since it's the quickest. Make sure to always use cold pastry straight from the fridge.

Ham - we love using ham or prosciutto Cotto in this recipe. Feel free to use pastrami or corned beef too.

Cheese - it's essential to choose cheese that melts well. We tested this recipe with various cheeses, but we like Maasdam the most. A good choice would be Edam or Gouda too.

Sauerkraut - this is the star of this show. It adds that "wau" factor and makes this Ham and Cheese Puff Pastry unique and unforgettable for autumn and winter. The sauerkraut isn't overpowering, yet it adds character to the dish.

Russian Dressing - is the perfect sauce to serve with this Ham and Cheese Puff Pastry with Sauerkraut, so don't skip this step.


It's best to serve this Ham and Cheese Puff Pastry with Sauerkraut as soon as possible. Store any leftover slices in the fridge for up to 3 days. Serve cold or reheat, but by reheating it, the puff pastry will lose its crispiness.

Ham and Cheese Puff Pastry with Sauerkraut

DROGA Sauerkraut Ham and Cheese Puff Pastry with Sauerkraut

How to make Ham and Cheese Puff Pastry with Sauerkraut at home (video)

Check this quick video to master this Ham and Cheese Puff Pastry with Sauerkraut recipe at home.

Try these delicious savory treats for your next gathering

Thanks to DROGA dobrote for all the amazing ingredients and for sponsoring this post. 

Lets get cooking!

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  • preparation

    Place a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat it to 220 °C / 430 °F or fan-assisted oven to 210 °C / 410 °F.

  • make the pie

    Unroll the puff pastry. Place onto the prepared baking sheet. The shorter side of the puff pastry should be facing you. Brush with mustard. Place the ham on top of the mustard, leaving about a 2 cm (1-inch) edge all around the pastry. Arrange the sauerkraut on top of the ham, then place the cheese on top of the sauerkraut. Fold the pastry over the filling. Press the edges together tightly and close with the tines of the fork.

    Wash the sauerkraut under running water before using and drain well.
  • bake

    Whisk the egg and brush the top of the pastry with an egg wash. Cut a few slits in the top using a knife to allow steam to escape. Sprinkle with salt. Transfer the Ham and Cheese Puff Pastry with the parchment paper to a baking sheet and place in the preheated oven. Bake for 25 minutes at 220 °C / 430 °F or in a fan-assisted oven at 210 °C / 410 °F.

  • russing dressing

    While the pie is baking, make the Russian dressing. In a small bowl, stir to combine the diced pickles, diced onion, mayo, ketchup, and pickle liquid. Optionally stir in hot sauce to add some spiciness. Stir to combine and place in the fridge until needed.

  • serve

    Remove the Ham and Cheese Puff Pastry with Sauerkraut from the oven and set aside for 5 - 10 minutes to cool. Cut into slices and serve with the homemade Russian Dressing.


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