Overhead View of an Okra Wrapped with Puff Pastry and filled with Sun-dried Tomatoes, Jalapeno and Sargento Snack Bites Cheese
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Okra In A Blanket

A Simple Vegetarian Version of Pigs In A Blanket Made with Okra, cheese, sun-dried tomatoes and jalapeno
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 221kcal
Author Healing Tomato

Ingredients

  • 15 okra
  • ¼ cup sundried tomatoes
  • 1 jalapeño optional
  • 1 Packet Sargento® Snack Bites®!
  • ½ Sheet puff pastry room temperature
  • Oil spray
  • 2 tsp butter melted
  • Cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300°.
  • Cut the heads of the okra and make one slit, lengthwise. Don’t split the okra into 2 parts.
  • Remove as much of the inner contents as you can. The seeds are not harmful, but, you want to make space for the awesome ingredients.
  • Place them on a baking tray and lightly spray with cooking spray.
  • Place in the oven for 15-20 minutes to soften them. When they start to brown a little, remove them from the oven.
  • Turn the temperature of the oven up to 400° and let it heat.
  • Wait for the okra to cool completely before filling them up, otherwise the cheese will melt in your hands.
  • While they are cooling, make strips out of puff pastry.
  • First, cut the sheet in half and then make ribbons out of them (I went with ½ inch wide by 5.5 inches long - It doesn’t have to be exact).
  • Cut the jalapeño into long strips and set aside.
  • Gently open the okra and start by filling with 1-2 cheese strips.
  • Add one jalapeño strip to the side of cheese.
  • Top with about 2-3 sun-dried tomatoes.
  • Wrap the stuffed okra with one of the pastry strips.
  • Place the wrapped okra on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  • When done, lightly brush the tops of the pastry ribbon with the melted butter.
  • Place in the oven and heat for 10 minutes or until the tops of the pastry have browned.
  • Some of the cheese will melt outwards and that’s ok.
  • Remove from the oven and let it cool.
  • Serve with a hot sauce or ketchup.

Nutrition

Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 115mg | Potassium: 388mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 485IU | Vitamin C: 17.2mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1.7mg