Savory puff pastry cannoli

The savory puff pastry cannoli are tasty appetizers, easy to prepare and suitable for all seasons of the year.

It is a very versatile preparation to serve in various variations according to on the tastes and needs. The preparation is very simple and reminds the classic sweets, but in this case, the filling will be made with herbs and cheese. The result will be nice to serve but above all very special.

Let’s see together how to prepare the excellent savory puff pastry cannoli.


  • 1 roll puff pastry
  • 200 g cream cheese
  • 200 g ham
  • poppy seeds

For brushing

  • 1 egg

Savory puff pastry cannoli


Take the puff pastry and divide it into strips a few inches thick. Wrap the puff pastry around aluminum cylinders so as to form the cannoli.

Savory puff pastry cannoli
Cutting puff pastry

Make three rounds of pasta for small cannoli. Seal well and place them on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.

Savory puff pastry cannoli
Making cannoli

Brush the dough with beaten egg and decorate with poppy seeds. Put in a preheated oven at 356°F for about 15 minutes.

Savory puff pastry cannoli
Beaten egg and poppy seeds

Once cooked, take out and put aside. Inside the mixer, add the strips of cooked ham and the cream cheese. Mix them for a few seconds to obtain a very smooth cream in which the two ingredients have melted perfectly. If it’s too hot, let the cream rest in the fridge for about an hour and then add it inside a star-shaped sac à poche.

Savory puff pastry cannoli
Mixing ham and cream

Take the cannoli and remove the cannoli tube gently, to avoid breaking them. Take the sac à poche and stuff on both sides.

Savory puff pastry cannoli

Serve with a green olive as decoration, so as to make them even more beautiful to see. The possible decorations are really a lot. Feel free to leave your imagination free.

Savory puff pastry cannoli


Store the savory puff pastry cannoli for a maximum of one day so that they do not lose their crunchiness. Decorate with sesame seeds or poppy seeds. Add tuna to the filling, if you like.

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