Bacon Cheese Turnovers are a super easy breakfast, brunch, or snack recipe, made with store-bought puff pastry, bacon, and cheddar cheese. Have this recipe in your back pocket to impress guests or just cozy up to on a weekend morning!
I love making something special on weekend mornings for breakfast. My go-tos are my Ham Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole and Buttermilk Pancakes with Buttermilk Sauce, but I enjoy switching it up, too. These Bacon Cheese Turnovers are a flavor packed breakfast item that are perfect on their own or as part of a brunch spread.
Puff Pastry Sheets - frozen puff pastry sheets are the time saver in this recipe, as they only need to be thawed prior to using. Simply remove from the freezer and let sit at room temperature for 30-40 minutes or follow package instructions for a quicker thawing method. If you love puff pastry, check out my Strawberry Turnovers, too!
Bacon - I used regular bacon but you could use any type you prefer.
Cheese - you can really use any time of cheese you like, but I love Tilamook cheddar cheese blocks that I shred myself.
Egg White - this is used as an egg wash that is brushed on the outside of the turnover so it turns a beautiful golden brown.
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Different Protein - you could use vegetarian bacon, Canadian bacon, ham, breakfast sausage, mild or hot sausage, or vegetarian sausage alternative instead of bacon.
Add Scrambled Eggs - to make these bacon turnovers an even heartier breakfast, you could add a couple of tablespoons of scrambled eggs on top of the bacon before you add the cheese.
Different Cheese - I used mild cheddar cheese but really any sort of cheese that you like would work! Pepper Jack would be delicious for a bit of a kick, as would melty Havarti or Gruyere cheese.
Add Vegetables - you could add some diced and sautéed or caramelized onion or bell pepper on top of the bacon before you add the cheese. Be careful not to overfill the turnovers and only add 1-2 tablespoons.
Add some spices - you could sprinkle the top of the turnovers with sesame seeds, garlic powder, dried minced onion, poppy seeds, black pepper, or everything but the bagel seasoning for some additional flavor.
Add Jam - you could make this a sweet and savory dish by adding some fig or berry jam to the puff pastry before adding the bacon.
Make it Spicy - add some diced jalapeños for some heat. Or use my Jalapeno Bacon recipe!
Photo 1. Cook the bacon with your preferred method. I place mine on a baking sheet lined with foil or parchment paper and bake it at 425 for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown. You can also cook it in the microwave or on a frying pan or skillet.
Photo 2. Thaw out the puff pastry according to package directions and lay it on a floured surface. With a rolling pin, roll it out slightly.
Photo 3. Cut the puff pastry into four squares.
Photo 4. Place a square out on a work surface as a diamond.
Photo 5. Place one slice of bacon on the diamond puff pastry.
Photo 6. Sprinkle with shredded cheese.
Photo 7. Dip your finger in water and wet one of the corners of the puff pastry dough. Fold the corners in, with the wet corner on top, pressing it into the other side of puff pastry to get them to stick together.
Photo 8. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet at bake in an oven at 400 degrees F for 15-18 minutes, until they are golden brown. Serve and enjoy!
Prep Ahead - You can prep these ahead and cover with plastic wrap. Place in the fridge until ready to bake. You can prep these a day in advance.
Chop Up the Bacon - if you want your bacon in smaller pieces, you can definitely chop it up before adding it to the puff pastry.
Serving Suggestions - this is delicious with a sweet dish like Nutella French Toast Casserole or fresh fruit for breakfast, or can be served with a simple salad or soup (like my Roasted Tomato Soup!) for brunch or lunch.
Definitely! This recipe can easily be doubled (or tripled!)
Yes! You can prepare these turnovers and then freeze before or after baking. If you freeze them before baking, thaw them overnight and then baking according to recipe instructions. To reheat, place them in a 350 degree oven for 8-10 minutes.
I have not tried this and while I think it would work, the end result would be a little different. The crescent roll dough would not be quite as flaky as the puff pastry and will likely not puff up as much. I do think it would still be delicious!
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