These Mini Roast Beef Wellington Bites are a super easy and impressive appetizer that is perfectly paired with a healthier horseradish dipping sauce.
This post is sponsored in partnership with The North American Meat Institute (NAMI), a contractor to the Beef Checkoff. I was compensated for my time.
What words come to mind when I say Beef Wellington?
Difficult? Impressive? Overwhelming? Expensive? Imma go with the default of d.) all the above, final answer.
You know the million dollar answer? BITE SIZED.
I don’t tell you much around these parts, but I love roast beef. So much so that it was an almost weekly ritual that my friend Ashley and I would hit up the local sub shop for a roast beef sub - light mayo, extra pickles, and lettuce for our entire high school careers. I may not clock in 4 subs a month now, but my heart still has a reserved spot dedicated to roast beef.
Did you know roast beef is actually a processed meat? I know, “dietitian” and “processed meat” don’t exactly come up in the same sentence too often, but if you saw my Instagram post on “processed” foods, you may know how I feel about the word.
The word processed simply means prepared. A LOT of foods are processed before it gets to your plate. Washed greens, chopped veggies, rolled oats, and of course meats. That includes processes like cutting, chopping, grinding, seasoning, and cooking. In fact, all meats actually need to be processed before we can even enjoy it.
If Mr. Rob was writing this, he’d tell you all about the history behind prepared meats, and probably tell you about the podcast he just listened to about it. I’ll give you the abstract version, and tell you that they’ve been around for centuries, and across different cultures as a means of preserving foods before refrigeration. Why do you think we love salty meats so much?!
Case in point, if you like prepared meats as much as my 4 sub-club roast beef lovin’ self, you should enjoy them, and know they are just as much foods as kale and quinoa.
My inner 16 year old may be heartbroken, but I think Roast Beef Wellington may be my new favorite way to enjoy it. It’s kind of hard NOT to love something wrapped in flaky pastry though.
Money Saving Tips for these Roast Beef Wellington Bites:
- Buy in bulk. Purchasing bigger containers of items like the Greek yogurt and mayo is more cost effective most of the time when compared to the smaller sizes.
- Shop the sales. Do you always gravitate to the same deli meats and cheeses? Check out the sales! Opt for whichever brand is on sale that week to maximize savings.
more appetizer recipes:
Buffalo Chicken Sweet Potato Skins
Shortcut Black Bean & Corn Salsa
Hawaiian Ham & Cheese Sliders
Roast Beef Wellington Bites with Horseradish Dipping Sauce
- Total Time: 55 minutes
- Yield: 18 bites 1x
These Roast Beef Wellington Bites are an easy yet impressive appetizer recipe for any get together. You have to try with this healthier horseradish dip!
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 8 ounces button mushrooms, finely chopped
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 sheets frozen puff pastry
- 9 slices (about ½ lb) deli roast beef, cut in half
- 5 slices (about ¼ lb) swiss cheese, cut in half
- ½ cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- ¼ cup prepared horseradish
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-low heat.
- Add mushrooms and cook for 8-10 minutes, until softened and browned.
- While mushrooms are cooking, remove puff pastry from freezer, and preheat oven to 400°F.
- Lightly grease 2 baking sheets with cooking spray, and set aside.
- Cut each sheet of puff pastry into 9 even squares.
- In a medium bowl, mix together greek yogurt, mayonnaise, horseradish, and black pepper. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Add 9 puff pastry squares to each prepared baking sheet, and add ½ tablespoon of mushrooms to the middle of each square.
- Roll each piece of roast beef into a bite-size shape, and add on top of mushrooms.
- Top with a piece of swiss cheese.
- Wet finger tips with water, and fold corners of each puff pastry square into the middle to form a circle.
- Place each pastry with folds facing down on baking sheet.
- Pierce each with a fork, and lightly brush with olive oil.
- Bake in preheated oven for 20-30 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Serve warm or room temperature with prepared dipping sauce.
- Prep Time: 20
- Cook Time: 35 min
- Category: appetizer
- Method: baking
- Cuisine: English
- Serving Size: 1 bite + 1 T dipping sauce
- Calories: 232
- Sugar: 1
- Sodium: 276
- Fat: 16
- Saturated Fat: 3
- Unsaturated Fat: 13
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 14
- Fiber: 1
- Protein: 8
- Cholesterol: 16
Keywords: roast beef, wellington, puff pastry, horseradish, appetizer, entertaining, party
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Have you ever had Beef Wellington?
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Heidy L. McCallum
This recipe is right up my alley and I love that you have made them into bites! Great app idea for my party coming up. I will let you know how it goes over.
Can't wait to hear it Heidy! 😀
These adorable Roast Beef Wellington Bites look so delightful! Perfect for parties and snacks any day of the week. I can hardly wait to make this recipe!
Love all the pics that make me think, I can do this!
Aw yay! That's what I was going for. 🙂
EA The Spicy RD
Such a great recipe! I'd love to try making a gluten free version. The horseradish dipping sauce sounds divine!!
Jessica Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN
These look delicious Emily! I've never thought to have roast beef this way!
This app looks super delicious and really easy to make! Can't wait to try it
These look so tasty!
Cheese Curd In Paradise
These look like fantastic little bites! I would love to serve these as an appetizer! The dipping sauce sounds delicious!
I love this idea!! I'm with you -- D all of the above! haha! I love that this is such a yummy but simple way to enjoy such a fancy dish! I also stock up during a sale too!
This looks divine and the perfect way to enjoy a Wellington without making the whole thing!
These look absolutely delicious! I can't wait to try these. I love the idea of a horseradish dipping sauce. Yum!
This is making my mouth water. What would you suggest to use as a substitute for someone is gluten-free?
Good question Jeanette! I have seen gluten-free puff pastry sheets before, but refrigerated gluten-free crescent rolls or croissant dough would work for these as well.
These look delicious, Emily! Love the flavors you put together and can't wait to try it!
This looks so good! I can’t wait to try it! The article and pictures were perfectly done!
Thanks Diane! 🙂 I'll have to make some for you guys soon. 😉
This looks so amazing! I can not wait to try it, especially the horseradish sauce, I LOVE that on beef...YUM!!!
Right?! I could put horseradish sauce on SO many things!
Such a great idea! These look delicious!
Hoarse radish dipping sauce sounds delicious. I am definitely passing this recipe to my neighbour who likes bite-size snacks 🙂
Yay! Hope they enjoy them. 😀
That's a amazing beef wellington served in bite size. I love everything in bite sized servings. And that horseradish dippin sauce is killer. I'm sure this dish would be a big hit in the family.
Thanks Jo! Let me know how it goes if you make them. 🙂
STEPHANIE VAN'T ZELFDEN
This looks like such an easy and tasty recipe! Perfect for a party. Cant wait to try it!
Yay! Hope it's a hit! 🙂
Heidy L. McCallum
I just wanted to come back and tell you these were a total hit at the party! Everyone loved them and kept asking for the recipe. Thanks for the great instructions and giving me a solid recipe to make for different occasions,
Aw yay! So happy to hear that Heidy. Thanks for sharing! 😀
Fantastic appetizer that will work great at my soon-to-happen gathering coming up next week. I love how the sauce can get inside these bites when you dip them - it probably makes them so juicy and yum!
Marisa Franca Stewart
I've had Beef Wellington and Venison Wellington. And the whold family loved it. But the prospect of making mini Beef Wellingtons sound so good. They are perfect appetizers and would make a wonderful start for a fancy dinner. I'm definitely pinning this recipe.
What a fun appetizer!
These are delicious bite size wonders. I love that one bite has lot of flavor and taste. The horseradish dipping sauce sure add punch to this roast beef wellington bites. yum.
Omg YUM! These look delicious 🙂
MMHMMM! my tummy growled at this pictures! Cant wait to try these out!
Mmm these look great for a party. I tend to forget about horseradish but man is it good.
Has anyone that commented made these. I am reading that they look delicious, but no one has said they actually ade these. I a looking for actual reviews.
The recipe is a good and very tasty rip on a "Mushroom, Steak & Cheese", in bite.
Unfortunately, Beef Wellington it is not.
The flavors are not the same, especially the cheesy goodness found in yours, never in the earthy omami flavors In a Wellington. Please do not take this as an insult, this isn't my intention. I don't want to discount the deliciously wonderful appetizer/snack recipe you've shared, I liked it and will make it again.
Titling this as a version of a Wellington is a bit misleading.
Always appreciate your feedback Jase. Thank you!
So excited to make these!! Question, have you ever made ahead of time? I'd like to assemble but wanted to bake later not sure if they'd turn out right
Thanks Kelly! I haven't made them ahead of time, but good to note for me to try that. I think as long as they are kept refrigerated, they would be okay, but would worry the pastry may get a little soggy if left too long.