Cheddar, Onion and Pea Puff Pastry Rolls

I am always looking for snacks for my child. Things that are quick, handy, good on the go. Look no further than cheddar, onion and pea puff pastry rolls!

These tick all the boxes. They’re excellent for throwing in lunch boxes, giving first thing after a nap, or as a snack on a long journey in the car. They’re perfect on picnics or for breakfast. In fact, I can’t think of a time when they wouldn’t work.

There are two other awesome benefits to these.

1. They can be frozen

You can make a big batch of these and keep them in a tub in the freezer. Then you can just take them out one at a time as you need them. I tend to take them out of the freezer the night before and leave them to defrost in my child’s lunchbox so they’re ready for her the next day.

2. They are SO easy to make – your children can help you

Children love eating food they have made themselves, and these are a brilliant one for little hands. The hardest bit is chopping the onion – which you could do. After that, it’s just mixing and compiling. I would suggest you go round before putting in the oven to just double check that the pastry is pinched shut – otherwise you could end up with filling everywhere.

They may look slightly more rough and ready if made by children, but hey – that’s part of the charm, right?

Cheddar, Onion and Pea

I’ve used cheddar, onion and pea to stuff my puffs. They’re flavours that my child loves, and I know she’ll wolf them down.

However, I know not all children are fans of these ingredients, so you can chop and change:

The cheddar – swap for pretty much any other cheese. Soft cheese like goats cheese would work nicely. Blue cheese if you’re feeling adventurous. Mozzarella would give a lovely stringy texture. Of course, you might not be able to grate some of these cheeses, so just break or crumble into small chunks instead.

The onion – you could switch standard onion for spring onions, red onions, chives or leave them out altogether if your child isn’t keen.

The peas – small pieces of broccoli would be nice, as would red peppers, sweetcorn, grated carrot or courgette. Just make sure if you’re using a larger vegetable that you chop it into pea sized pieces so that it cooks through.

They’re so easy to make. I’ve included some photos here to guide you.

PRO TIP: if you have any filling left over, don’t bin it! Pop it in the fridge until the following morning, then fry it up in some olive oil like an omelette. Delicious!

The mixed filling
Pastry cut into approx 10cm x 5cm pieces
Put the filling on one half of each pastry piece
Fold over
Seal the edges with a fork
Put on a baking tray and brush with beaten egg
Bake for 20 minutes

Cheddar, Onion and Pea Puff Pastry Rolls (makes approx 10)

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Harriet Young
A quick and easy bake – perfect for lunch or a snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Snack
Servings 10 rolls


  • 2 eggs
  • 100 g grated cheddar
  • 1 onion chopped into small pieces
  • 100 g Frozen peas
  • 300 g ready rolled puff pastry


  • Preheat the oven to 180?.
  • Crack one of the eggs into a bowl. Add the cheddar, onion and peas and stir until everything is coated in the egg.
  • Unroll the puff pastry sheet. Cut into pieces approx 20 cm x 20 cm.
  • Place a spoonful of the filling on one half of each piece of pastry. Fold the other half over and press down all around with your thumb or the back of a fork to seal.
  • Beat the other egg in a bowl, then brush the egg over each puff.
  • Pop them on a baking tray, prick the top of each one with a fork and put in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until puffed up and golden. Enjoy hot or cold!
Keyword cheese, pastry, picnic, snack

One response to “Cheddar, Onion and Pea Puff Pastry Rolls”

  1. great post – thanks !!

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