Pasteles de Jamón y Queso (Ham and Cheese Pastries)

by Erica Dinho on August 10, 2013

Pasteles de Jamón y Queso (Ham and Cheese Pastries)

Today I am sharing a simple recipe with you guys called Pasteles de Jamón y Queso. It is one of my favorite snacks and very popular in Colombia.

Pasteles de Jamón y Queso (Ham and Cheese Pastries)

When it comes to pastries, I love recipes that are simple to make, and with store-bought ingredients, to make it easier and faster. This Pasteles de Jamón y Queso recipe is exactly what I like, because you can use store-bought pastry dough.

Pasteles de Jamón y Queso are sold around the country in bakeries (panaderias), school cafeterias and coffee shops. They are great for breakfast, school lunches, snacks or even lunch.

Buen provecho!

Pasteles de Jamón y Queso (Ham and Cheese Pastries)



  • 1 package frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed
  • 24 slices of leftover or deli ham
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 2 eggs, beaten with 1 tablespoon of water

Pasteles de Jamón y Queso (Ham and Cheese Pastries)


  1. (About 24 pasteles)
  2. Preheat an oven to 400°F.
  3. Roll out each puff pastry sheet until it measures about 10 by 12 inches. Cut each pastry sheet into 12 almost-square pieces. Top each piece with cheese and a 1 ham slice.
  4. Brush the edges of the pastry pieces with egg mixture, then fold each piece in half. Press the edges together to seal.
  5. Place the pasteles on a baking sheet, spacing them about 1/2 inch apart. Brush the tops with the egg mixture.
  6. Bake the pasteles until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a plate and serve.
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1 Angie@Angie's Recipes August 10, 2013 at 9:40 AM

I love to use the store-bought pastry too. These look so puffed up, flaky and delicious!


2 Alan Bowman August 10, 2013 at 10:00 AM

They are very similar to the ham and cheese filled croissants very popular in Britain and often on sale at the main railway stations especially in London. Making these, I would first give the middle of each pastry square a mustard wash with a pastry brush to enhance the flavour of both the ham and the cheese.


3 Alla August 10, 2013 at 11:09 AM

que rico! i love these! and yes, looks easy enough… amm nyammm


4 Belinda @zomppa August 11, 2013 at 6:55 AM

You should sell these at the farmers market!!


5 Evelyne@cheapethniceatz August 11, 2013 at 9:24 AM

I have been working with store bought puff pastry too for a while, it is great. Love your pasteles and the flavorful fillings.


6 Chris August 11, 2013 at 3:34 PM

wow that is so crusty and crispy looking! I love it


7 rebecca August 11, 2013 at 4:32 PM

these look great :-)


8 grace August 13, 2013 at 3:48 AM

i love seeing puff pastry used in savory applications! this is a delicious creation, erica!


9 Amy (Savory Moments) August 15, 2013 at 8:40 PM

I want to eat one of these for breakfast, and then lunch, and then dinner… any maybe a snack, too! They look so yummy!


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