Crunchy cheese bites recipe for school lunch boxes

  • makes 26
  • Easy

These crispy, flaky cheese bites are the ideal savoury snack for lunch boxes and picnics

Crunchy cheese bites for school lunch boxes

In need of quick treats for hungry hordes, sandwiches to impress the fussiest of eaters, and delicious after-school snacks? Then you’ll love Ready Steady Lunchbox by Lucy Broadhurst (Murdoch Books) which is packed full of recipes for even the fussiest eaters, this is perfect if you are stuck for school lunch-box ideas or if you have a budding junior chef wanting to have some fun in the kitchen the easy-to-use numbered points appeal to children. There are also delicious breakfast recipes, snacks and lots of cheesy options, including these crunchy cheese bites.

Crunchy cheese bites for school lunch boxes


  • 250g, grated
  • 125g, crumbled
  • 60g
  • 30g, chopped
  • 1, chopped
  • beaten
  • 5 sheets of puff pastry
  • 1 egg to brush
  • milk to brush


  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 220°C/425°F/Gas Mark 7. Combine the cheeses, spring onions, tomato and egg in a bowl. Cut the pastry into circles using a 10cm cutter. Place heaped teaspoons of the mixture onto one half of each round. Fold the pastry over the filling to make semicircles. Brush the edges between the pastry with a little of the beaten egg and press the edges together firmly with a fork to seal. Place on a baking tray and brush with a little milk. Bake in the oven for 10–15 minutes or until puffed and golden. Allow the pastries to cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.