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Cheesy Garlic Buns

Styling and photography by Sina Mizrahi

Listen, not all foods served at a Chanukah party will boast health benefits. Hopefully some will, but maybe our saving grace will be that this one has some spinach in it!


  • 1 box puff pastry dough, defrosted
  • 2–3 Tbsp tomato sauce or marinara sauce
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese (or more to taste), divided
  • 2–3 Tbsp cottage cheese
  • ¼ cup frozen chopped spinach
Butter Topping
  • 6 Tbsp butter
  • 6–8 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp freshly chopped basil, or 2 frozen cubes basil

Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a springform pan (or any round pan) with parchment paper and set aside.

Unroll one sheet of puff pastry dough and smear with tomato sauce and sprinkle with shredded cheese. Roll up like a cinnamon bun, then slice into rounds.

Unroll the second sheet of puff pastry and smear with cottage cheese and spinach, then sprinkle with shredded cheese. Roll up and slice into rounds.

Arrange all the rounds in a springform pan or any round pan lined with parchment paper. They should be close together. Place in oven and bake for 40 minutes, or until golden brown.

While they’re baking, combine butter topping ingredients in a small bowl.

When the buns are ready, remove the pan from the oven and immediately brush the butter mixture over them. The butter will melt into the buns. If you want to expedite the process, return the pan to the still warm (but turned off) oven for a few minutes.

Serve immediately.

Note: Depending on your family’s preferences, you can prepare both puff pastry sheets with tomato sauce and cheese or both with cottage cheese and spinach, rather than doing a combination.


(Originally featured in Family Table, Issue 768)

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