Easy Beef Wellington Recipe for Two


This easy beef wellington recipe for two is perfect for a date night or dinner party. Individual beef wellingtons are perfect to serve as part for a special occasion, and simpler to make than you think! Enjoy this restaurant quality dish at home!

A beef wellington sliced in half

When it comes to dinner parties and entertaining, beef wellington is always a winning dish. This recipe is perfect if you are serving two people, so it’s great for a date night in. This recipe guarantees perfectly cooked beef every single time.

How to Make This Easy Beef Wellington Recipe For Two

First of all, preheat your oven and line a baking sheet with parchment.

Mince the mushrooms in a food processor until they are fine and set to one side.

Pat your beef fillets dry, season with a little salt and pepper and then sear them in a hot pan. Remove the fillets and then in the same pan cook the mushrooms, shallots and other seasonings for about 5 minutes before adding the madeira and letting cool.

Roll out the puff pastry and cut into four equal squares. On two of the squares, spread the mushroom mixture, lay the fillets on top and then cover with the other square of pastry to form a parcel. Seal the pastry and place in the fridge for 30 minutes before cooking in the oven.

Beef wellingtons served on two black plates

Beef wellington garnished with fresh herbs

How to cook the perfect beef wellingtons

Because these beef wellingtons are served individually, it’s much easier to cook them to your preference, whether that be medium-rare, medium or medium-well. To get the results, it’s really important to choose the correct size of fillets – the perfect size is an 8 ounce steak that is 2 inches thick.

For medium rare beef

  • Cook the meat to 110ºF (around 18 minutes)
  • Let the wellingtons rest for 10 minutes before serving

For medium beef

  • Cook the meat to 110ºF (around 18 minutes)
  • Let the wellingtons rest for 20 minutes before serving

For medium well beef

  • Cook the meat to 120ºF (around 25 minutes)
  • Let the wellingtons rest for 10 minutes before serving

Be sure to check out our Meat Temperature Guide for all the tips and tricks!

Medium rare beef in a pastry case

Close up of the beef

What do you serve with beef wellington?

This easy beef wellington recipe is such an impressive dish to serve, and so you want to serve it up with two or three impressive sides. I go for a potato side, a couple of veggie sides and some gravy to tie it all together…YUM! Try it with:

A restaurant quality beef wellington at home

Beef wellington is always a favorite when eating out with the family, it feels so indulgent and complicated to make! This easy beef wellington recipe though is so easy and simple to make and if you follow the timings you will cook it to perfection! Make sure this is on the menu for your next date night! You’re sure to impress!

Individual beef wellington ready to eat

Top Tips To Make This Easy Beef Wellington Recipe for Two

  • Buy good quality steak fillets, it’s the star of the show!
  • Sear the steaks so that they are a really dark brown, this helps to seal in the flavor.
  • Ensure that the pastry is well sealed around the edges, you can use a fork to press the two layers together.
  • Follow the timings to cook the meat exactly how you like it, and instant read thermometer is really key to perfectly cooked steak.

Close up of half of a beef wellington

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