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Turkey, Cranberry and Goat Cheese Party Bites
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Canadian
  • 2 lbs. ground Canadian turkey
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 package puff pastry
  • 1 can whole cranberry sauce
  • 140 grams goat cheese
  • 1/4 cups mint,torn into small pieces
  1. In a non-stick pan or skillet, season ground turkey meat with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Sauté until lightly browned and cooked through, 6-8 minutes. Set aside to cool.

  2. Roll out puff pastry and cut into 2-inch by 2-inch squares. Press into the bottom of a mini muffin tray. Use a fork to prick holes into the bottom part of the pastry to make your ‘cup’. Cook according to package instructions until barely browned. Set aside to cool. Exact number of bites may vary according to how thin pastry is rolled.  

  3. Fill each pastry cup with ground turkey. Top with a dollop of cranberry sauce and goats cheese.

  4. Broil on high for 1-2 minutes until cheese is softened.

  5. Top with mint.

  6. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

TIP:These bites make a perfect starter for your parties or family get-togethers.  Get a head start by making the first two steps ahead of time and store the pastry cups and cooked turkey for up to 2 days before you need them.  You can easily whip up a double batch of cups and mix up your toppings to create different flavours.  Try:


Sweet and Spicy:

Ground turkey + red pepper jelly + brie + jalapeno



Ground turkey + jerk sauce + cubed pineapple + cilantro



Ground turkey + pesto + sundried tomato + mozzarella


Cheesy Mushroom:

Ground turkey + mushrooms + onions + cheddar