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Floret Cheese Strudel

This is a unique way to serve broccoli and cauliflower, wrapped in puff pastry. It looks so pretty on the table. Without fail, I'm asked for the recipe whenever I serve it. —Bonnie Zaparinuk, Whitehorse, Yukon Territory
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2 strudels (4-6 servings each)

Ingredients

  • 3-1/2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2-1/2 cups cauliflowerets
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 package (17-1/4 ounces) frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring 1 in. of water, broccoli and cauliflower to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5-10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, saute onion and garlic in 2 tablespoons butter until tender. Stir in flour until blended; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat. Stir in the Parmesan cheese, broccoli and cauliflower; set aside.
  • Melt remaining butter. Place one sheet of puff pastry on a piece of waxed paper; brush with butter. Spoon half of the vegetable mixture along one long side of pastry. Sprinkle with mozzarella and cheddar cheeses. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting from the long side topped with the vegetables; pinch seams and ends to seal. Brush top with melted butter. Carefully place seam side down on an ungreased baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough and vegetable mixture.
  • Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand for 5 minutes. Slice with a serrated knife.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 327 calories, 21g fat (9g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 293mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 4g fiber), 8g protein.
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