Give our Flawless Cheese and Bacon Turnovers recipe a go today, the perfect Breakfast, Lunch, Snack, or even served up with beans and chips for dinner!
The best thing about these turnovers is how easy they are to make.
Cheese and Bacon wrapped in a puff pastry square and baked in the oven. You can use any type of cheese or bacon that you like, get baking today!
How to make Cheese and Bacon Turnovers?
Check out our video with step by step guide on how to make these puff pastry turnovers at home.
Watch and follow along with our Youtube Video (this recipe will be featured next)!
Or continue to read below for more tips.
Greggs Bacon and Cheese Wrap Copycat
Anyone who has visited a Greggs Bakery in the UK would probably have seen, smelt & tasted their Bacon and Cheese Wraps?!
This is where we got the idea to make this recipe from scratch, for those people who don’t have a Gregg’s nearby when you need a bacon and cheese fix!
The good news is YOU can make this meaty cheesy pastry snack easily at home!
Cheese and bacon turnovers only require four basic ingredients, puff pastry, bacon, cheese and egg.
We use a ready-rolled pastry sheet, which is quick and easy. You can buy pastry squares or cut them into squares yourself. Alternatively buy a block of puff pastry to roll your own.
Or if you have the time and patience, make your own rough puff pastry.
Roll your ready-rolled puff pastry flat onto parchment paper and cut into 6 equal(ish) squares.
You can use streaky bacon or back bacon, smoked or unsmoked? The choice is yours! You can even buy ready-cooked crispy bacon rashers if you wanted to speed up the process.
First, you will need to cook your bacon off in a pan until cooked to your preference. We only cooked ours lightly but if you like it crispy you can make it crispy!
Remember they will cook longer in the oven too, so don’t overdo them.
Place the pre-cooked bacon diagonally across the pastry, and add a generous handful of cheddar over the top of the bacon.
We use mild-medium cheddar for the kids and a mature cheese for the adults to give a richer taste!
Try either Cheddar, Monterey Jack, Havarti, Colby, Gruyere or Gouda. You could even do a combo of two kinds of cheeses.
For the best melting results, the cheese should be grated.
Add a generous handful of your chosen cheese over the top of the bacon
Now fold one corner over the cheese and then the other one over the top of that corner. Make sure to push pastry firmly together where they join to prevent the dreaded unfold in the oven!
This is used to wash over the pastry, which helps give a beautiful golden colour. You can use milk instead if wanted.
Brush over all the exposed pastry with egg wash to help them achieve a golden brown colour during cooking.
Cheese and Bacon Turnover cooking temperature and time
Lay onto a baking tray covered with parchment paper, leaving enough space between them for the pastry to puff a little.
Cook in a preheated oven at 190°C Fan / 210°C / 415 F/ Gas Mark 6 for 15-20 minutes, remove when they are golden brown and flaky!
Once cooked, remove from tray and place on a wire rack to prevent the pastry from forming a soggy bottom.
Cook in a preheated oven at 190°c for 15-20 minutes, remove when they are golden and flaky!
How to serve Cheese and Bacon Turnovers?
Best served straight from the baking sheet, whilst the cheese is still melted and stringy!
They can be served anytime for breakfast, brunch, lunch, after school snack, or dinner.
This recipe makes 6 big turnovers, if you wanted you could make 8 or 12 smaller ones for snack-size party food!
Our Flawless Cheese and Bacon Turnovers are the perfect treats for all occasions, everyone loves them!
Cheese and Bacon Turnover Storage
Any leftovers should be kept in an airtight container or sealed bag, and kept in the fridge for up to 2 days. They can be eaten cold or reheated.
For easy reheating pop them in the microwave for about 1 minute.
Alternatively, place it back in the oven 180°C Fan / 200°C / 400 F/ Gass Mark 6 for 10-15 minutes.
These cheese and bacon wraps are ideal for making ahead and freezing ready to cook from frozen when you want them.
Cook them as instructed, freeze them as soon as they have cooled.
Then cook them from frozen in the oven at 180°C Fan / 200°C / 400 F/ Gas Mark 6 for 25-30 minutes.
Flawless Cheese and Bacon Turnovers
- 6 rashers Bacon Your choice of Streaky/Back Bacon and Smoked/Unsmoked
- 1 Sheet Puff Pastry Ready Rolled
- 130 grams Cheddar Cheese Your choice of mild or mature
- 1 Egg Whisked
- Preheat the oven to 190°C Fan / 210°C / 415 F/ Gas Mark 6. Fry the bacon over medium heat until cooked to your preference, place to one side.Roll out the ready-rolled puff pastry sheet, cut the pastry into 6 equal(ish) Squares1 Sheet Puff Pastry, 6 rashers Bacon
- Lay the bacon across the pastry diagonally, top with a handful of cheese.130 grams Cheddar Cheese
- Now fold one corner over the cheese and then the other one over the top of that corner. Push the two corners firmly together to prevent them from unfolding during cooking.
- Coat any exposed pastry with the whisked egg.Place them on a tray with a gap between them to allow them to puff!1 Egg
- Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown.
- Best eaten warm!
- See post for storage, reheating, and freezing instructions
This post was originally published on 02/04/2019 and has been modified on 14/10/2021 with updated step by steps, and tips for creating these puff pastry cheese and bacon turnovers.
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Thank you to my daughter Zara for making this and showing you all how easy it is, don't forget to leave her some comments below to let her know how good the recipe is!