Bolognese Puff Pastry Braid

I believe many-many of us love a good pasta Bolognese – with all that tender meat, fresh carrots and tomato puree! I thought wrapping this deliciously tangy sauce into puff pastry can make no harm. I was right!

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Bolognese Puff Pastry Braid


250 g ground meat (I used mixed pork and beef)
1 shredded carrot
1 onion, chopped
1-2 garlic cloves, minced
2x70g cans tomato paste (or tomato puree)
salt, pepper and oregano to taste

1 (store-bought or home-made) puff pastry sheet
1 egg for brushing
oregano for sprinkling

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1. In a medium pan, sprinkle a bit of olive oil and sauté the onion. Add the ground meat, carrot, garlic, salt and pepper, cook until the meat is fully cooked and the carrot is soft. Add the tomato paste and oregano, mix.

2. Roll out the puff pastry sheet and mount the meat sauce in the middle. Roll up the pastry and seal well. Brush with the beaten egg and sprinkle with dried oregano.

3. Bake in the oven until golden brown at around 180°C/360°F.

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Enjoy with a fresh mixed green salad! 🙂

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10 Responses to “Bolognese Puff Pastry Braid”
  1. i ever mad this, it’s really tasty….
    but i made the bolognese too watery and the bottom of the puff pastry going bad and goey…
    unplateable but it still deliciouse,
    i’m gonna try out with drier filling

  2. Wow, that looks marvelous! Your pastry looks perfect – I love how you sliced the pastry to get the crisscross look, very cool.

  3. Kristian R says:

    Hello! I really want to try this recipe it looks fantastic! Im a bit unsure of how much of that puff pastry I should use? Like 500 grams or…
    Thanks in advance 🙂

    • Fair question 🙂 I used the smaller one that we have here, 270g fresh store-bought puff pastry sheet but you can use a bigger one because mine got well loaded with the filling : ) it was very tasty but I personally would have enjoyed a bit more of that nice flaky crust! Hope you’ll like it too 🙂

      • Kristian R says:

        Thank you for replying! I tried the recipe with about 400g puff pastry and to the filling added fresh arugula too. It was fantastic! I had about 3 people over to taste it and all of them now have your recipe. Thank you for the recipe again. Loved it! =)

      • Fresh arugula is a great idea! I’m happy you guys all loved it <B

  4. Biba says:

    Seems really delicious, I’m gonna try it tonight

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