It's that spooky Halloween time of year and these Watercress Pesto Mummies are  delicious. Make 8 Pies in 30mins and enjoy spooky mummy food.

Watercress Pesto Mummies

by Northern Life

Just like mummy would make

Makes 8 Pies Prep time: 10mins Cook time: 30mins


2 sheets Puff Pastry

For watercress pesto:

  • 80g watercress
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1tbsp chopped nuts
  • 50-75ml olive oil
  • 50g grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt
  • Handful Black Olives to garnish

You could also add some grated cheese before the bandages go on top for an extra tasty treat.


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°.
  2. Divide one sheet of pastry into 8 rectangles.
  3. Make the pesto by blitzing all ingredients together, adding more/less oil so that the pesto isn’t too runny.
  4. Divide the pesto mixture between the pastry triangles, keeping a 1cm clear border around the edge*. Then, cut 1cm thick strips from your second sheet of pastry – these will form your mummy bandages! Zigzag a strip over the top of the pesto, making sure the bandage is touching the clear edge of the pastry underneath so that they will stick together. Repeat for all Mummies!
  5. Slice your black olives into rounds to make two eyes on each Mummy and bake for around 20-30 minutes.

Add to your Halloween feast with a Spooky Tortilla Graveyard with Guacamole Dip

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