The flavour of a good chorizo sausage with a sprinkling of parmesan goes so well baked onto a bite-sized square of pastry. Now this recipe will make 3 dozen tasty morsels, which I bet you can’t stop eating. If you’re in the shack just chatting to friends then don’t take them all because before you know it – you would have demolished the lot. If you’re contesting though, that’s a different matter. They also travel well in an air sealed container and are just as delicious cold on a mountain top.


There is a backstory to these parmesan and chorizo nibbles. The ingredients are in fact leftovers from something else we made on the day. We had some leftover pastry,  some chorizo from something else, and because we don’t like to waste food, we thought we’d make these. Pastry… spicy sausage…. cheese… what could go wrong? Well, they blew us away. Way better than we expected, and so moreish too. We, well I couldn’t stop eating them.


So here they are. Perfect shack food for the hungry, stay up all night, rag chewer.

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Parmesan and chorizo nibbles.

Wheather you’re working the DX or just looking for a tasty treat, these Parmesan and chorizo squares are quick and simple to make as well as absolutely delicious. You won’t stop at just one… or five. So if you do make them, make a double or tripple quantity.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine Australian
Servings 36


  • 1 sheet defrosted short crust pastry - about 24x24cm
  • 1 smoked Chorizo sausage. Finely sliced you will need 36 slices
  • ½ cup finely grated Parmesan
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 egg lightly beaten.


  • Preheat oven to 180oC
  • Line a large baking tray with baking paper or a silicon sheet.
  • Cut the pastry sheet into 6 even slices.
  • Rotate 90 degrees and cut it again into 6 even slices. You’ll end up with 36 squares of pastry about 4 cm x 4cm.
  • Transfer the pastry squares to the lined baking tray with a small gap between each one to allow room for expansion.
  • Brush each square with beaten egg.
  • Top with a slice of chorizo sausage and a good pinch of grated Parmesan.
  • Grind black pepper on each square.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Serve warm with a cold beverage
Keyword Chorizo, Nibbles