Cheese Straw Twists

Frozen puff pastry makes it easy to create these flaky, cheese-flecked “breadsticks.”

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 33 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

2/3
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1
teaspoon paprika
1
package (17.3 ounces) frozen puff pastry, thawed
1
egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 Heat oven to 425ºF. Cover 2 cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper or heavy brown paper.
  • 2 Mix cheese and paprika. Roll 1 sheet of pastry into 12x10 inch rectangle on lightly floured surface with floured cloth-covered rolling pin.
  • 3 Brush egg over pastry. Sprinkle with 3 tablespoons of the cheese mixture. Press cheese mixture gently into pastry. Turn pastry over. Repeat brushing with egg and sprinkling with cheese mixture.
  • 4 Fold pastry lengthwise in half. Cut pastry crosswise into 1/2-inch strips. Unfold strips and roll each end in opposite directions to twist. Place twists on cookie sheet.
  • 5 Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Repeat with remaining sheet of pastry, egg and cheese mixture. Serve warm or cool.

Expert Tips

Planning a romantic dinner? Form these melt-in-your-mouth twists into heart shapes, and serve them with warm pizza sauce.

Replace the paprika with Italian seasoning for Italian Cheese Straw Twists.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
60
(
Calories from Fat
35 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 g
4 %
(Saturated Fat
2 g,
2 %
),
Cholesterol
15 mg
15 %;
Sodium
50 mg
50 %;
Total Carbohydrate
5 g
5 %
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
1 g
1 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.