Saturday, August 23, 2014

Anyone else thinking about party foods? Recipe included

Tis the season to start getting ready for Football and Holiday Parties. This year I want to try some new ideas and recipes. I can't wait to share them with you. I'm starting with my Artichoke Tarts, they are quick to put together, fast time in the oven and can be made in advance and served at room temperature. I do like the finger foods, easy to transport to that tailgating party and easy for your guests to eat while watching the big game or mingling.

Artichoke Tarts

1 package of Puff Pastry sheets
1 container prepared artichoke dip (or homemade)
1/2 cup artichoke hearts, chopped
1/2 cup roasted red peppers, chopped
1/4 kalamata olives, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
pinch red pepper flakes (optional)
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 tablespoons finely grated parmesan cheese

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.  After you have defrosted your puff pastry allow to come to room temperature about 20 to 40 minutes, do the same with the artichoke dip.  In a small bowl add the chopped artichoke hearts, red peppers and olives. Add garlic salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, olive oil and parmesan cheese; mix well together.

Roll out puff pastry so you can get 10 square or round individual tarts out of each sheet which will give you 20 tarts. (you can do one large one too and then cut into squares, that way you can get more than 20 if needed)  Spread with artichoke dip and top with vegetable mixture. Place on parchment paper and bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Drizzle with a little olive oil or pesto if you like.  The appetizer's can be served warm or at room temperature.


  1. Those look really elegant Pam! I love finger foods!

  2. I always think of party foods. My favorite kind of party is an appetizer party, and I like variety!!! These look like they'd be a big hit at any party!

  3. Love artichokes.. This is being pinned to my holiday entertaining board! thanks!

  4. Oh, how I love the look of these tarts! I can't wait to try these next time we have friends over!

  5. Those look amazing! I am making them for football games for sure :) Thank you!!!


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