One of my “bucket list” dreams is to go to Ireland. Something about that country just calls my name. I’m certain it’s because I’m a red-head and my favorite color is green! Beyond that, I love the history of the castles, the spirit of the people and the idea that I might be able to talk a leprechaun into sharing his pot of gold!
While it may be some time before I actually meet a Leprechaun, I’m glad I don’t have to wait to enjoy great cheese and butter from Ireland!
Kerrygold USA was kind enough to supply the Inland Empire Food Bloggers with some of their delicious cheese and butters in order to have a “Pot of Kerrygold” Potluck Party for St. Patrick’s Day! If you haven’t tried Kerrygold products, you need to go straight to the grocery. They only use small farms in Ireland, with grass-fed cows, all-natural milk and centuries of experience to create their butter and cheeses. They are top-of-the-line delicious! We paired different beers (and hard cider) with Kerrygold Cheese and Butter to make an incredible line-up of finger-foods and treats for you to enjoy!
Do you want to know the best thing about our Pot of Kerrygold Potluck party? (Aside from the food, of course!) You have a chance to win a fabulous gift basket (worth $175) so you can host your own St. Patrick’s Day party!
My recipe contribution to our potluck party were these Dubliner Cottage Pie Puffs. It’s a mini version of a Irish Cottage Pie, made with Dubliner Cheese, swaddled in puff pastry and brushed with Kerrygold Garlic and Herb Butter.
The flaky pastry is enriched with the herbs and garlic of the butter and combined with the cheese and veggie filling, it’s enough to make even the heartiest Irishman swoon!
For our potluck party, I made a bite-size version and paired them with a hearty Guinness Extra Stout beer. Just look at those gorgeous flakes of pastry and Kerrygold butter! I think I may swoon too.
Here’s the recipe so you can make them yourself. Keep reading though! There is a Pot of Gold Giveaway for you at the end of this post!
Dubliner Cottage Pie Puffs
- 4 Tablespoons Kerrygold Garlic and Herb Butter divided
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 20 oz ground turkey breast I used Jennie O
- 2 Tablespoons Wondra flour
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 2 teaspoons freshly chopped thyme leaves
- 1 teaspoon freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley
- 8.5 oz can peas and carrots
- 1 cup shredded Kerrygold Dubliner Cheese
- 1 egg beaten.
- Puff Pastry Squares
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Line two baking sheets with parchment paper, set aside.
- Melt 2 Tablespoons Kerrygold Garlic and Herb butter in a 12 in skillet over medium heat.
- Add onion and cook until soft, but not browned. About 5 minutes.
- Add ground turkey breast to the skillet and cook until brown and crumbly.
- Sprinkle the meat with flour, salt and pepper, then toss to coat.
- Cook for an additional minute.
- Add garlic, tomato paste, broth, thyme, parsley peas and carrots to the pan.
- Reduce to heat to low, cover and bring to a low simmer, stirring often.
- Cook for 10-15 minutes or until the mixture has thickened slightly.
- Turn off mixture and allow to cool.
- While turkey mixture is cooling, melt remaining two tablespoons of Kerrygold Garlic and Herb butter in a small bowl. Set aside
- Place individual puff pastry squares on prepared baking sheets.
- Place two Tablespoons cooled turkey mixture in the center of each square.
- Top meat with with a hefty sprinkle of Kerrygold Dubliner Cheese
- Brush edges of the pastry square with egg wash and fold over to create triangles.
- Crimp the edges of each triangle with a fork to seal.
- Brush each triangle with melted Kerrygold Garlic and Cheese Butter
- Bake at 375 degrees for 20 - 25 minutes.
- Immediately upon removing puffs from the oven, brush the tops again with any remaining Kerrygold Garlic and Cheese Butter and sprinkle with additional chopped parsley.
- Serve warm or at room temperature.
Here’s your chance to host your own St. Patrick’s Day party! Use the Rafflecopter widget below for opportunities to win a gift basket full of Kerrygold Cheese and Butter! Good luck!
Want to see more great recipes from our Pot of Kerrygold Potluck Party? Check out these delicious creations from my fellow IE food bloggers!
Dubliner Cream Scone from “It’s Okay To Eat The Cupcake”
Buffalo Deviled Eggs with Cashel Blue Cheese from “Decadently Fit”
Beer and Cheese Pairings from “The Devil Wears Parsley”
The Dubliner Judge by Christy Majors
Cheesy Corn Chowder by “Goldenhourglass”