Cheese Bourekas


Bourekas are puff pastry pockets filled with cheese. They are great served as an appetizer or for breakfast with salad, olives, cheese, and plain yogurt, the traditional Israeli way. They could also be filled with leftover mashed potatoes or spinach and feta.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
12 squares


  • 2 large eggs, divided

  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley

  • 1 pinch garlic powder

  • 1 pinch onion powder

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 pinch black pepper

  • 1 (17.5 ounce) package frozen puff pastry

  • 2 teaspoons water

  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.

  2. Beat 1 egg in a medium bowl and mix in cheese. Season with parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Set aside.

  3. Cut each puff pastry sheet into 6 equal squares on a lightly floured surface for a total of 12 squares.

  4. Beat remaining egg with water in a small bowl. Brush edges of each pastry square lightly with egg wash. Place a heaping tablespoon cheese mixture in the center of each square. Fold pastry over filling and seal edges with a fork. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet, brush tops with remaining egg wash, and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

294 Calories
20g Fat
20g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 294
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 230mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 172mg 13%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 63mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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