Mini Caprese Bites

These Mini Caprese Bites have been one of my favorite bite sized appetizers for years! It's a must make puff pastry appetizer that only takes 4 ingredients with an optional basil garnish. An easy, fresh, and flavorful caprese appetizer!
Course Appetizer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Author Maggie Roush


  • 1 Puff Pastry Sheet
  • 10 Cherry tomatoes (quartered)
  • Fresh Mozzarella Pearls (halved)
  • Pesto Sauce
  • Fresh Basil (chopped into thin strips)
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette (optional)


  1. Let Puff Pastry Sheet thaw slightly, making it easier to unfold and manipulate. 

  2. Spread the pesto sauce onto the puff pastry sheet, then cut into about 16 pieces. I find this easiest with a pizza cutter!

  3. Prep mini-muffin pan by adding cooking spray into each of the cups.

  4. Place each square into one of the cups. I usually stretch each square just a little before putting them into the cup.

  5. Add 2-3 tomatoes pieces and 1-2 pieces of mozzarella into each up. Garnish with basil if desired!

  6. Bake at 400 for 10-13 minutes.