Easy Cheese Straws Recipe

5 / 5 (1 review)

These cheese straws are super easy and tasty!

A quick and easy savory appetizer or side dish that is ready in less than 20 minutes! The cheese straws are basically light, flaky pastry breadsticks. Fresh Parmesan and salt and pepper are simple, yet perfect flavorings for this recipe!

easy cheese straws breadsticks

These cheese straws are a hit with my family and I hope they will be with yours too! I love that they are easy and quick to make, plus they taste great. It easy to double the recipe if you are making them for a crowd too, especially since two sheets of puff pastry come in one box.


cheese straws puff pastry sheet

All you need to make these yummy cheese straws is a sheet of puff pastry, fresh Parmesan cheese, and a little salt and pepper. You can find the puff pastry in the frozen aisle at nearly any grocery store. To thaw the dough, let it sit in the refrigerator for about 24 hours or on the counter for 30 to 60 minutes.

making parmesan cheese straws

By the time I unfold my pastry dough sheet, I barely need to roll out the dough at all because it is already stretched to 10 inches square. If you use a different brand, the size may vary though.

I think it is helpful to roll the dough onto a non-stick silicone mat. Just be sure when you are cutting the dough into strips, that you use something that is not sharp enough to cut your mat. I use a plastic pizza cutter and press lightly. Some other options would be to use a scraper or butter knife to gently cut the dough, or to not use a silicone mat in the first place. 🙂

parmesan pastry cheese straws

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Easy Cheese Straws Recipe

5 / 5 (1 review)
Prep Time: 10mins | Cook Time: 10mins
Yield: 13 straws | Serves: 6


  • 1 sheet Pepperidge Farm puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Roll puff pastry dough in 10-inch square. Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper over the dough. Press with a rolling pin to help the cheese adhere to the dough. Cut the dough into thirteen 3/4-inch wide strips. Twist each strip several times and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  3. Bake until puffed and golden, about 10 minutes.
Ingredients: Parmesan, Pepper, Puff Pastry, Salt
Meal Type: Appetizers and Snacks, New Year's Eve, Super Bowl Party
Categories: Finger Food and Dips

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