Individual Beef Wellington Recipe

Beef wellingtons

  • serves 4
  • A little effort

Perfectly cooked beef, mushrooms and flaky pastry make the best beef wellington. Make these individual versions for a special occasion or just for special family and friends


Make these individual beef wellingtons, then try our classic beef wellington and vegetarian wellington.



  • beef fillet steaks 4 small, trimmed
  • olive oil
  • shallot 1, finely chopped
  • butter
  • chestnut mushrooms 200g, finely chopped
  • thyme a couple of sprigs, leaves stripped and chopped
  • puff pastry 300g
  • parma ham 8 slices
  • egg 1, beaten to glaze


  • Step 1

    Heat a frying pan until very hot. Rub the steaks all over with olive oil and season well. Sear for a minute on each side, then remove from the pan and leave to cool completely.

  • Step 2

    Cook the shallot in a knob of butter until soft, add the mushrooms and thyme, then season and cook, stirring occasionally. The mushrooms will give out a bit of water, so keep cooking them until there is no moisture left in the pan. Leave to cool.

  • Step 3

    Roll out the pastry to 20p-thickness. Cut out 4 circles that are 2½cm larger than the fillets, and 4 more circles that are 3½cm larger. Sit the smaller circles on a baking sheet.

  • Step 4

    Sit the fillets on 2 overlapping pieces of ham and top each fillet with some of the mushroom mix.

  • Step 5

    Wrap each of the fillets up in the slices of ham.

  • Step 6

    Sit each fillet on the smaller pastry circles, then brush the edges with egg.

  • Step 7

    Drape over the larger circles and press to seal, making sure there are no air pockets.

  • Step 8

    Mark the edges with the back of a fork and glaze the outside with egg.

  • Step 9

    Score the top of the wellingtons. Chill for 15 minutes. Heat the oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Bake the wellingtons for 12 minutes for medium rare, 15 minutes for medium.

Try one of our other wellington recipes

Vegetarian Beef Wellington Recipe With Stilton

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 627
  • Fat 36.1g
  • Carbs 26.8g
  • Fibre 0.8g
  • Protein 48.3g
  • Salt 2.6g