Perfect for lunchboxes, these three veg lunchbox scrolls are a winner with the kids and great for making in advance! Crunchy flaky pastry, filled with veggies and cheese, baked in under 30 minutes. These are a kid lunchbox favourite and it's easy to see why!
Why you're going to love this recipe
Make them in advance, whip them up in the morning or even serve them as a dinner side, they are super versatile, freezer friendly and quick to make. Having frozen puff pastry in the freezer means you are always only ever a few minutes away from these delicious scrolls being ready to go.
- kid friendly flavours
- grab and go lunches
- packed with veggies
- pizza flavour
- made with frozen puff pastry for convenience
- quick and simple to make
These have been tested at kid parties, in lunchboxes and picnics and everything in between! They are literally the perfect kid friendly food. Whether it's the flaky pastry or the delicious flavour, I don't know but even the most ardent veggie avoiders have given these the thumbs up!
What goes into the recipe
- puff pastry- it's the most useful thing to ever have in your freezer! If you haven't got any, go and get some immediately. I like all butter puff, but there any many types. If you've got a pack and you want to use it all in one go, try these delicious ham and cheese scrolls too, or these raspberry tarts!
- corn- you can use fresh (about one ear), or be lazy like me and use the frozen corn- in which case you need about a cup. Either way, fresh or frozen pretty much tastes the same in these, so feel free to be lazy.
- zucchini- I love zucchini, it's got to be the most used vegetable on the blog! If you have a lot of them (hello end of summer!) then you might like to try these zucchini apple muffins.
How to make this recipe
It couldn't be simpler to make these.
- Grate the zucchini and carrot (Image 1)
- Grate the cheese (Image 2)
- Coat the puff pastry with the tomato paste. (Image 3)
- Top the pastry with the grated veggies and corn (Image 4)
- Top with the cheese (Image 5)
- Roll into a log (Image 6)
- Chop into rounds (Image 7)
- Stand up on a lined baking tray and bake at 200 degrees celsius (392F)for 15-20 minutes. (Image 8)
Air fryer cooking
These work really well in the airfryer. I preheat mine to 200 degrees celsius or high and cook for 10-15 minutes. They actually turn out pretty much exactly the same. The only problem is I need to do them in 4 batches to get them all done, so it isn't really more efficient than the oven, where I can do them all on two trays in one go.
Expert Tips and FAQs
Make sure your oven is hot! Scrolls made with puff pastry need to bake at 200 degrees celsius or the pastry will be gluggy and they won't go golden!
In the fridge for 2-3 days. They will be fine and can be eaten cold or hot. I find they reheat well in the oven, or airfryer.
Like most of the lunchbox items on my blog, they are freezer friendly! Meaning you can always have them ready to go!
Sure! They also work well with just carrot and corn, or add peas.
More veggie ideas for the lunchbox
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Three Veg Lunchbox Scrolls
- 2 carrots grated
- 1 zucchini grated
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 4 sheets puff pastry defrosted
- 4 tbsps pizza sauce or tomato paste
- 1.5 cups grated cheddar cheese
- Preheat oven to 200° degrees celsius (392F)
- Spread a tbsp of tomato paste/ pizza sauce on each sheet of pastry.
- Cover each pastry sheet with carrot, zucchini and corn kernels.
- Divide the cheese among the 4 sheets.
- Roll up to a log shape and cut each log into 8 rounds.
- Place the rounds on a lined baking tray and cook for 15-20 minutes at 200°.