Broccoli Braid Recipe

PREP: 15 mins – COOK: 12 mins – TOTAL: 27 mins


  • 1 pkg puff pastry or crescent roll
  • 1 cup broccoli chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrots chopped or shredded
  • 1/2 bell pepper chopped
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons mustard optional
  • 2 Tablespoon butter optional
  • Seasonings as desired garlic plus mix, etc.


  1. Roll out the crescent or puff pastry on a parchment paper-lined baking tray. Set aside
  2. Chop the broccoli, pepper, and carrots.
  3. Shred the cheddar cheese.
  4. In a large bowl, mix the vegetables, cheese, mayonnaise, garlic, mustard, and seasonings until vegetables are fully coated.
  5. Spoon the broccoli braid filling down the center of the pastry dough, leaving at least 4″ of dough on either side uncovered.
  6. Using a sharp knife, cut into the puff pastry about 3″ deep, every 1-2″ on each side of the crescent dough rectangle.
  7. Try to align the cuts on either side of the filling.
  8. Once all of the cuts are done, pinch one strip in each hand and twist before pressing together. Repeat with all strips.
  9. If desired, you can rub or brush the butter ontop of the pastry and then sprinkle with additional seasoning or cheese.
  10. Bake according to puff pastry directions, usually about 8-12 minutes, until golden brown.
  11. Slice and serve.

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