Skip to content
Air-fryer ham and courgette pastries recipe

Air-fryer ham and courgette pastries recipe

26 ratings

These tasty little pastries are so quick and easy to make in an air-fryer, with crisp puff pastry and an oozy ham and cheese filling. The addition of courgette adds moisture and a bit of hidden veg for kids. Perfect for lunch, picnics or snacking. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 10 mins to cook, 5 mins to cool
  • 397 calories / serving


  • 1 small courgette
  • 320g pack ready rolled puff pastry
  • 125g pack Eastman’s wafer thin cooked ham
  • 1 spring onion, thinly sliced
  • 100g grated mozzarella and cheese mix
  • 1 egg, beaten with 1 tbsp water
  • pinch of poppy seeds (optional)

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    24g 34%
  • Saturates

    12g 62%
  • Sugars

    2g 3%
  • Salt

    1.1g 18%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 27.6g Protein 17.6g Fibre 1.3g


  1. Preheat the air-fryer to 200°C. Coarsely grate the courgette and, using your hands squeeze out as much of the liquid as possible.
  2. Unroll the pastry on a work surface, leaving it on the baking paper it came with. Cut into 4 equal-sized rectangles. Separate the ham slices and arrange in little bundles over one half of the pastry rectangles, leaving a 1cm border. Sprinkle with a little of the cheese.
  3. Top with the squeezed-out courgette, the spring onions and the remaining cheese. Season with black pepper, then fold the pastries over the filling and crimp the edges to seal.
  4. Brush the pastry with the beaten egg wash and cut a few slits in the top to let the steam escape. Sprinkle over the poppy seeds, if using, then carefully lift into the air-fryer.
  5. Cook for 8-10 mins, until the tops are golden and firm. Carefully flip the pastries, then cook for a further 2-4 mins until golden brown. Lift out of the air fryer and flip top-side up. Leave to cool for 5 mins before serving.

See more Air-fryer tips and recipes

You may also like

Be the first to comment

Before you comment please read our community guidelines.