Lamb Pastry Bundles

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.


1-1/2 dozen (2 cups sauce)

Updated: Aug. 17, 2023
This recipe was such a hit that my family has now incorporated the Mediterranean flavors into several dishes! —Tess Konter, New York, New York
Lamb Pastry Bundles Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 small onion, grated
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground lamb
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 package (17.3 ounces) frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 2 logs (4 ounces each) fresh goat cheese, cut into 18 slices
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • SAUCE:
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) roasted sweet red peppers, drained
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Dash crushed red pepper flakes


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large bowl, combine onion, cumin and paprika. Crumble lamb over mixture and mix well. Shape into eighteen 1/2-in.-thick mini patties. In a large skillet, cook patties in oil in batches over medium heat until a thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear, 3-4 minutes on each side.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, unfold puff pastry. Roll each sheet into a 12x12-in. square. Cut each into 9 squares. Place a patty in the center of each square; top with cheese. Lightly brush egg over edges of pastry. Bring opposite corners of pastry over patty; pinch seams to seal tightly.
  3. Place seam side up on a 15x10x1-in. baking pan; brush with egg. Bake until pastry is golden brown, 18-22 minutes.
  4. Place sauce ingredients in a food processor; cover and process until blended. Serve with pastry bundles.

Nutrition Facts

1 bundle with 5 teaspoons sauce: 318 calories, 22g fat (6g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 352mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.