Pastrami Quick Knishes

Pastrami Quick Knishes


8 servings
Preparation time
20 minutes
Cooking time
25 minutes
Total time
45 minutes
2 tablespoons salted butter
1 small onion (diced)
2 cups shredded green cabbage
1 1⁄4 cups water
1 cup instant mashed potato flakes
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons spicy or Dijon mustard
1⁄2 pound sliced and diced pastrami
1 17.3-ounce package frozen puff pastry sheets
1 egg (whisked)
3 tablespoons sesame seeds

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Sauté onion and cabbage until soft, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and strain off any excess liquid. Boil water and mix in mashed potato flakes, mayonnaise, and mustard.

In a large bowl, mix pastrami, cabbage, and mashed potato mixtures. Roll out pastry dough to 10 x 10 inches and cut into eight 5 x 5-inch squares. Liberally fill each square of dough with potato-pastrami filling. Fold corners diagonally two at a time, stretching pastry to close comfortably, then pinch at the top. Fold open corners clockwise and push together to seal.

Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Brush each knish with egg wash and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden.


Per serving: 508 calories, 32 grams fat (9 grams saturated fat), 50 milligrams cholesterol, 637 milligrams sodium, 42 grams total carbohydrates, 2 grams fiber, 14 grams protein.