Easy Cheese Straws Recipe with Puff Pastry

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Easy puff pastry cheese straws recipe

How to Make Cheese Straws with Puff Pastry

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

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 with puff pastry

Ingredients for Easy Cheese Straws

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

Rolling the Puff Pastry 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 a 10-inch 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. 🙂

puff pastry cheese straws on a baking sheet

Baking the Cheese Straws

You’ll want to bake your cheese straws until their nice and puffy and golden, which should take about 10-minutes!

Serving Tips

These puff pastry cheese straws are a great appetizer to serve at a Superbowl party, New Year’s Eve party, or any other get together!

You could try serving them with one of your favorite dips as well to add some extra flavor. Let us know if you have any dip suggestions for us to try!

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How to make cheese straws with puff pastry

Easy puff pastry cheese straws recipe

Easy Cheese Straws Recipe with Puff Pastry

A quick and easy appetizer recipe for pastry breadsticks, called cheese straws!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 6
Adjust Servings: 6


  • 1 sheet Pepperidge Farm puff pastry thawed
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon pepper


  • Preheat oven to 425°F/210°C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • 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.
  • Bake until puffed and golden, about 10 minutes.


Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 20g | Sodium: 453mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g

Ingredients: Parmesan, Pepper, Puff Pastry, Salt
Meal Type: Appetizers and Snacks, New Year's Eve, Super Bowl Party
Categories: Finger Food and Dips, Oven

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