Roasted Winter Vegetable Ragoût in Pastry Shells


This meat-free dish is far from fact, it's great taste and elegant presentation make it easy to impress your friends and family.

  • Prep: 50 minutes
  • Cook: 10 minutes
  • Serves: 6
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  • 1 pkg. (10 ounces) Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Shells, prepared according to package directions

  • 1 pkg.  (16 ounces) whole peeled baby carrots

  • 1  large onion, cut into 8 wedges

  • 1 cup  peeled diced parsnip  (about 2 parsnips)

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil

  • 2 cups Swanson® Vegetable Broth

  • 1/3 cup uncooked couscous

  • 1 bag  (7 ounce) baby arugula

  • 2 tbsp. lemon zest

  • 2 tbsp.  chopped fresh parsley


  1. Heat the oven to 425°F.

  2. Place the carrots, onion, parsnips and garlic into a large bowl.  Drizzle with the oil and toss to coat.  Spoon the vegetable mixture onto a rimmed baking sheet.

  3. Roast for 25 minutes or until the vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.

  4. Spoon the vegetable mixture into a 3-quart saucepan.  Stir in the broth and heat over medium-high heat to a boil.  Stir in the couscous.  Reduce the heat to low.  Cook for 3 minutes.  Stir in the arugula.  Cook for 2 minutes or until the couscous is tender and the arugula is wilted.

  5. Divide the vegetable mixture among the pastry shells.  Sprinkle with the lemon zest and parsley. Serve immediately.

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Place Puff Pastry shells on ungreased baking sheets with “top” facing up. Place pastry shells about 2 inches apart on baking sheet.

To ensure that Puff Pastry shells will rise evenly, score the sides horizontally with a small knife.

Unfilled baked Puff Pastry shells may be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.

Always bake Puff Pastry shells in a preheated 425°F oven. Do not bake shells in a microwave or a toaster oven.


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