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Easy Bacon Turnovers


There is something so comforting about bacon. Whether eating it alone or adding it to a recipe, bacon is always a crowd pleaser. These Easy Bacon Turnovers are especially wonderful because bacon is wrapped in flaky puff pastry with melted cheese. They can be served as a main dish with a salad or as an appetizer. Either way, these savory turnovers are totally awesome.

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A Bacon Turnover cut in half showing the inside of each half with melted cheese and bacon pieces.

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The Perfect Savory Bacon Turnover

Bacon is an ingredient that almost everyone is in love with. It is totally delicious and can be used either sweet or savory. In this turnover recipe it is added for the perfect savory bite.

Combining bacon with cheese in the middle of puff pastry gives it an extra special flavor and added texture. I also love to use peppered bacon or a little added heat. Although you could also use pepper jack cheese to add spice.

A platter of Bacon Turnovers stacked on top of each other.

Ingredients Needed

  • Puff Pastry- Found in the frozen section of the grocery store. It bakes up into layers of golden brown goodness.
  • Bacon- I prefer peppered bacon but whatever you have on hand or like would work perfectly.
  • Cheese- The type of cheese you use can be customized. Colby Jack works wonderfully but any kind of cheese would be delicious.
  • Garlic Powder- Added to both the middle and top of the puff pastry dough for added flavor.
  • Black Pepper- Another spice added to the middle and top of the turnovers.
  • Egg- Whisked and brushed on top of the puff pastry to get a deep golden brown color on top of the turnovers.

How to make Bacon and Cheese Turnovers

  1. Cook 8 slices of bacon and cut 8 slices of cheese.
  2. Unfold both sheets of puff pastry and cut each sheet into 4 squares {I like to use a pizza cutter}. Sprinkle each square with a little garlic powder and cracked black pepper.
  3. Add a slice of bacon {you can break it into pieces} and a slice of cheese to the middle of each square.
  4. Fold the square in half and into a triangle. Use the tines of a fork to press the seams together.
  5. Place the filled puff pastry triangles onto a silicone mat {or parchment} lined baking sheet. Brush the top of each triangle with an egg that you have whisked and add additional garlic powder and black pepper.
  6. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 15-20 minutes or until the Bacon Turnovers are golden brown and cooked through.
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  • Use a pizza cutter to cut the puff pastry dough. It makes the job easy and works great.
  • Cut the bacon down into strips. This allows you to stack the bacon in the middle of the puff pastry and get a nice filling in the center of the Bacon and Cheese Turnover.
  • Don’t skip brushing whisked egg to the top of the puff pastry before baking. The egg will help give you a wonderful golden brown color.
  • Add a different type of spice to the top and middle of the turnovers. If there is something you love, add it for flavor. Everything Bagel Seasoning would be wonderful.


  • Meat: Sausage, Canadian bacon or pepperoni would all be great substitutions for the bacon in this savory turnover recipe.
  • Cheese: The sky’s the limit and any sliced cheese will work great. Chose depending on what you love and what will melt well.
  • Add-ins: Adding grilled onions, scrambled eggs or roasted vegetables would all be great additions to the filling.
Two Bacon Turnovers stacked on top of each other on a plate.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I use bacon bits?

Yes, bacon bits can be used in place of cooked bacon. I would suggest using fresh bacon but bacon bits would definitely work in a pinch.

Can I add egg to the filling?

Adding scrambled eggs to the bacon and cheese filling would be delicious. It would also transform these turnovers into a fabulous breakfast recipe.

Just be sure to slightly undercook the scrambled eggs so they don’t overcook in the filling.

What is the best way to reheat turnovers?

The best way to reheat the turnovers is in the oven. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and bake for 10 minutes or until heated through.

If you don’t have time for baking them, they can also be microwaved for 30 seconds to one minute. Just know that the puff pastry won’t be as crispy as if it was baked to reheat them.

Can I freeze Bacon Turnovers?

They can be frozen for up to 3 months. To serve, defrost the Bacon turnovers and reheat them either in the microwave or the oven as directed above.

Can I use sausage instead of bacon in the turnovers?

Sausage would be a fabulous substitution for the bacon in these turnovers. A link sausage would fit nicely but Italian sausage would give them a great flavor too.

What should I serve with Easy Bacon and Cheese Turnovers

The possibilities are endless when it comes to what you can serve with these Easy Bacon Turnovers. You could serve a meal with Bruschetta Salad. They would also be wonderful as an appetizer with Buffalo Chicken Tortilla Wraps.

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Easy Bacon Turnovers

Puff pastry and bacon are the stars of the show in these Easy Bacon Turnovers with cheese! They are perfect as an appetizer or breakfast.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 turnovers
Calories: 474kcal
5 from 2 votes
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  • 2 sheets puff pastry
  • 8 slices bacon {cooked} I like peppered bacon.
  • 8 slices cheese I used Colby Jack
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tablespoons parmesan cheese


  • Remove puff pastry from freezer about 20-30 minutes before you are ready to use them and preheat oven to 400°.
  • Unfold both sheets of puff pastry and cut each one into 4 squares. I like to use a pizza cutter.
  • Sprinkle each square with a bit of garlic powder and black pepper. Top with a piece of bacon {cut down into thirds/or half} and a slice of cheese.
  • Fold each square in half, making a triangle. Using the tines of a fork, crimp the perimeter of the triangle to seal the edges of the turnover. Then use the tines of the fork to poke 2-3 holes in the top of turnover to allow for steam to escape while they bake. Whisk the egg well and then brush over the top of each turnover. Sprinkle with additional garlic powder and black pepper, along with a bit of parmesan cheese {if desired}.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the turnovers are golden brown and the pastry is puffed. Serve warm or cool and store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


Serving: 1turnover | Calories: 474kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 365mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 321IU | Vitamin C: 0.003mg | Calcium: 222mg | Iron: 2mg
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