Individual Beef Wellington Recipe (Mini Wellington) (2024)

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Beef Wellington shaped into individual meat pastries. Serve as an elegant main course meal this holiday season.

Total Time: 1 hour hour

Prep Time: 35 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes minutes

4 servings

4.7 from 40 votes


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An Individual Beef Wellington makes for a delicious, pretty and elegant main course meal this holiday season.

Serve them up to your family and friends for Christmas or New Year's for dinner.

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  • 📕 What is Beef Wellington?
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  • 💭 FAQs
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📕 What is Beef Wellington?

Beef Wellington tenderloin filet steak topped with a mushroom duxelles and wrapped into a puff pastry.

The English dish is also known as boeuf en croute and is usually prepared with a whole beef tenderloin wrapped in pastry.

I think individual beef wellington look way better than one large piece, and they are easier to prepare.

A twist on this classic dish is the salmon wellington.

🥩 Ingredients

The original recipe calls for paté spread over the meat with the duxelles together with a layer of ham or crêpes.

Instead of paté, I use mustard paste and I skip the ham and crêpes wrapping all together because I think the dish is great as it is.

So, this beef wellington is entirely without paté.

A duxelles is used to top the beef tenderloin, which is basically chopped mushrooms and parsley reduced in a frying pan.

For an easy wellington, I use a pre-made puff pastry to save time.

This beef wellington recipe is for you if you are looking for an almost foolproof, elegant Christmas dish for 4 servings.

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🔪 How to make it?

This is an easy recipe for individual mini beef wellington.

I find it easier to prepare individual ones and they also look better on the plate.

Here you will find a quick preview on how to make beef wellington from scratch with process shots

Find the complete recipe with ingredients, instructions, and video at the bottom of this post

Step 1

Season and sear tenderloin steaks on both sides.

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Prepare the mushroom parsley duxelles.

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Step 2

Place the steak on your working place, spread mustard over the beef and the cooked duxelles as well.

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Cut the two puff pastry squares into two.

Spread puff pastry over the steak and wrap around it so that you can enclose it completely at the bottom of the steak.

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Step 3

Place meat pastries into a baking dish or on a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Use the leftover pastry to decorate your uncooked wellington with pastry deco such as leaves or diamonds.

Spread beaten egg yolk over the pastries.

Bake pastries at 400 Fahrenheit/ 200 Celsius for about 10 minutes (more details below)

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📖 Recipe

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Individual Beef Wellington Recipe

Beef Wellington shaped into individual meat pastries. Serve as an elegant main course meal this holiday season.

4.68 from 40 votes

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Course: Main Course

Cuisine: British

Prep Time: 35 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes minutes

Total Time: 1 hour hour

Servings: 4 servings

Calories: 835kcal

Recipe by: Helene Dsouza


For the Meat

  • 1.1 Pound Beef Filet
  • Teaspoon Salt
  • Black Pepper Ground pinch
  • 2 Tablespoon Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

For the Mushroom Duxelle

  • 1-2 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Shallot cut small
  • 4.5 Ounces Mushrooms roughly chopped
  • 3 Tablespoon Parsley Fresh chopped
  • Salt pinch
  • Cup White Wine optional, *see Notes

To arrange Wellington

  • 4 Tablespoon Mustard I use french Dijon mustard
  • 2 Puff Pastry Sheets
  • 1 Egg Yolk

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For the Meat

  • Season cut filet steak pieces with salt and black pepper on all sides.

  • Heat up a pan with the butter and olive oil and wait for it to get super hot.

  • Place meat into the pan and sear on both sides on high heat. Each side for about 2-3 minutes.

  • Take the meat from the pan and keep aside. Reduce heat in pan and continue to use to make the duxelles.

For the Mushroom Duxelle

  • Add olive oil to the same pan and keep on a steady heat.

  • Place cut shallot pieces into the pan and saute till they are cooked through.

  • Add cut mushroom and parsley together to the pan and stir cook occasionally so that they turn into a duxelles (that's how it's called).

  • When cooked halfway through you can choose to season with salt and pour wine over the duxelles over the mushrooms. Cook further until liquids are dissolved and you are left with cooked through mushrooms. Keep aside

To arrange Wellington

  • Prepare puff pastry by rolling it out. Cut one sheet into two, we will be using 2 sheets for 4 servings. *see Notes

  • Place cooked meat on a working board and cover with mustard paste. 1 Tablespoon mustard paste per meat steak.

  • Spread some of the mushroom duxelles over the steak with mustard.

  • Take a cut puff pastry sheet and cover the naked wellington steak with it. Carefully wrap the puff pastry around the steak and cut off excess dough. Close the dough at the bottom of the steak. Repeat the process with all wellingtons

  • Preheat oven to 400° Fahrenheit/ 200° Celsius.

  • Place beef wellingtons on a baking sheet or onto a baking dish.

  • Decorating the wellington with extra cut out shapes of puff pastry is optional.

  • Brush wellington parcels with egg yolk.

  • Bake at 400° Fahrenheit/ 200° Celsius for about 10-12 minutes or until golden brown on top. You can check if the meat is pink and cooked inside with the help of a meat thermometer.

  • Serve hot with a side dish and sauce of your choice. (see post for serving suggestions on top)


  1. I forgot to show how I add the salt and wine in the video. Adding the white wine is optional anyway. I add salt and whine after the sauteeing the mushrooms half way through and reduce the mushrooms duxelles (that's how it's called) until no liquids are left while stirring continuesly.
  2. I use store bought puff pastry rolls to save time. One roll can be used to wrap in two beef wellington with pastry. There will be leftover puff pastry, which you can use to decorate your wellingtons or you can use it for something else. I found this to be the easiest method. You can also choose to use one puff pastry sheet for 4 wellington too by cutting it into two, wrapping two wellington with pastry, taking the remaining pastry, rolling it out into two squares to wrap around the remaining two wellingtons. But keep in mind that you might get short on pastry.


Nutrition Facts

Individual Beef Wellington Recipe

Amount Per Serving

Calories 835Calories from Fat 585

% Daily Value*

Fat 65g100%

Saturated Fat 22g110%

Cholesterol 151mg50%

Sodium 1313mg55%

Potassium 576mg16%

Carbohydrates 31g10%

Fiber 2g8%

Sugar 2g2%

Protein 30g60%

Vitamin A 493IU10%

Vitamin C 5mg6%

Calcium 34mg3%

Iron 5mg28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

⏳ Cooking time

The cooking time of your beef wrapped in pastry depends on the size of your individual wellington parcels.

I used 2 different sizes in my video because some of my guests wanted the meat to be well done.

The ideal way to bake your wellington steak is to use same sized steak wrapped in pastry.

That way you ensure that they are all same cooked.

Besides, the cooking duration of your wellington depends on the following points:

  • the temperature of the steak before cooking
  • the thickness of your meat and the pastry thickness.
  • the oven temperature and duration of baking

The steak for the wellington is first seared on the outside in the pan before it is wrapped in pastry and baked in the oven.

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A 1-inch thick steak takes about 2–3 minutes to sear on both sides on high heat.

The baking of the individual wellington meat parcels takes about 10–12 minutes at 400 Fahrenheit/ 200 Celsius, and the result is a pink wellington as seen in the pictures.

For a well-done wellington, I recommend baking for at least 3 more minutes.

👁️ Serving

I love to serve vegetable sides and wine sauces with my mini beef pastries.

  • Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts
  • Cranberry Kale Salad
  • roasted candied carrots
  • Cauliflower Mash with Sour Cream by
  • a red wine reduction sauce as seen in the filet mignon recipe
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💭 FAQs

How to prepare the dish in advance?

You can sear the steak, prepare the mushroom duxelles, spread the duxelles and mustard over the steak and wrap the meat into the pastry in advance. Keep in the fridge for up to 24 hours max. and bake as described.

Can beef wellington be frozen?

Yes and to freeze your wellington, don't pre-sear the meat but instead freeze the prepared meat parcels. To bake later, don't thaw the wellington because that would result in a soggy pastry. Just bake frozen for about 30 minutes, or until golden brown (depending on the size). Use a meat thermometer to determine doneness in the center of the meat parcel.

How to reheat the dish?

Place the wellington into the oven and gently reheat at a lower heat temperature for about 5-8 minutes in the oven. Or reheat in the microwave at a lower heat wave setting for about 5 minutes. Just make sure to not overcook the wellington.

How much does beef tenderloin cost?

Individual beef tenderloin steak to make this wellington recipe cost about 10 USD or 10 EUR in average. Beef tenderloin is expensive because it's the softest beef meat.

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How much Beef Wellington per person? ›

It's a truly ideal for a special occasion, dinner party or holiday entertaining. Individual beef wellingtons are usually a 4-6oz single serving. Each person gets their own! It's a little more work because you have to prep and wrap each individual steak but it's also a great way to make each person feel special.

What are common mistakes in Beef Wellington? ›

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  • Tenderloin Steak: Getting the tenderloin steak right is crucial. ...
  • Soggy Pastry: One common mistake is ending up with a soggy bottom crust. ...
  • Overcooking: Overcooking the beef or having portions of the pastry get soggy are common issues. ...
  • Puff Pastry: Working with puff pastry can be tricky.

How long to cook frozen mini Beef Wellington? ›

Cooking Instructions: Beef Wellington Filets
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Place FROZEN pastry-wrapped roast in a roasting pan (do not thaw prior to cooking).
  3. Bake filets 30-40 minutes for medium-rare to medium. Bake filets to a minimum internal temperature of 130° to 140°F.

How do you keep Beef Wellington from getting soggy on the bottom? ›

How do you keep the bottom of Beef Wellington from getting soggy? By adding breadcrumbs to the mushroom mixture like we do in this recipe, the juice from the beef gets soaked up before reaching the bottom layer of your Wellington, leaving the pastry to get nice and crisp for the most satisfying beef Wellington ever.

Can I wrap my Wellington the night before? ›

If you prefer, you can make the various stages up to 24 hours ahead, but don't assemble it then as the pastry will start to discolour. Brown the beef, make the duxelles (fried mushrooms), then wrap separately in cling film and store in the fridge (wrapping the fillet tightly helps it keep its shape).

Can I prepare Beef Wellington in advance? ›

You can prepare the Wellington up to 24 hours in advance at this point, but make sure you remove it from the fridge 30-40 minutes before the final bake.

How many pounds of beef tenderloin per person for Beef Wellington? ›

It's actually fairly easy to figure out how much you need to buy: Simply purchase 8 ounces (1/2 pound) of meat per person. So if you're feeding 6 people, you'll need three pounds of meat.

Can you prepare Beef Wellington the day before? ›

Yes! You can prepare the beef and duxelles, and follow the recipe right up until it's time to add the puff pastry layer. Instead of adding the puff pastry (which may get soggy if you add it now) wrap the beef, duxelles, and prosciutto up in plastic wrap and store it in the fridge after cooling for up to 24 hours.

Why is Beef Wellington so difficult to make? ›

Beef wellington is not an easy dish to prepare with perfection. For starters, getting the tenderloin steak right is a challenge in itself. It has to be tender on the inside but decently firm on the outside, so it doesn't get mushed inside. The pâté and the duxelles are like preparing two individual dishes themselves.

Should Beef Wellington be cooked straight from the fridge? ›

Beef Wellington is a dish that can be prepared up to 24 hours in advance and baked from fully chilled.

Can I cook individual Beef Wellington from frozen? ›

Transfer the frozen Wellingtons (do not thaw) to the baking pan and give each a fresh coat of egg wash. Bake for 20 minutes, then reduce heat to 350°F and cook for an additional 30-35 minutes. Once cooked to your liking (rosy filet, 120°F, for medium rare, 130°F), remove from the oven and rest for 10 minutes.

Can you overcook Beef Wellington? ›

We'll cook the Wellington at 425°F (218°C) to puff the pastry. But we needn't fear that our beef will overcook too quickly because once the pastry is puffed, it literally becomes a coat of insulation for the meat: all those air pockets slow the flow of heat from the outside to the beef and prevent it from scorching.

Can you freeze individual Beef Wellington? ›

Make ahead: The beef can be wrapped in the mushrooms and prosciutto up to 8 hours ahead, covered, and refrigerated. To freeze, arrange pastry-wrapped beef Wellingtons on a parchment-lined baking sheet and freeze until solid, at least 4 hours. Transfer to a zip-top bag for up to 1 month.

What do you wrap around a Beef Wellington? ›

The beef is covered in paté de foie gras or mushrooms duxelles (a mushroom puree that has its moisture cooked out) and some sort of ham — like Parma or proscuitto — cover the beef. It's then wrapped in puff pastry and cooked in the oven.

How do you roll a pastry Wellington? ›

Brush the clean pastry edges with the beaten egg. Lay the fillet in the middle of the pastry sheet, bring the end of the pastry nearest to you; over the beef and bring the top section of pastry over the top. Roll up firmly, sealing the edges and turn the Wellington over so the seam is underneath.

How to wrap beef in puff pastry? ›

Carefully unwrap tenderloin onto bottom half of puff pastry, ensuring that mushroom mixture remains intact around tenderloin. Wrap pastry tightly around tenderloin until ends meet. Trim any extra pastry, then pinch seam to seal tightly. Fold over and pinch ends to seal so tenderloin is completely encased in pastry.

Do you roll out puff pastry for Beef Wellington? ›

Unfold the pastry sheet on the work surface. Roll the pastry sheet into a rectangle 4 inches longer and 6 inches wider than the beef. Brush the pastry sheet with the egg mixture. Spoon the mushroom mixture onto the pastry sheet to within 1-inch of the edge.

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