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Cheese Twists on cooling rack with dipping sauce

Cheese Twists

Cheese twists are the delicious combination of cheese and puff pastry twisted into a light, crisp breadstick recipe that you can serve with soup and salad, or just dip into your favorite sauces.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cheese twists, puff pastry cheese straws, puff pastry cheese twists
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 76kcal
Author Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell


  • 1 sheet Puff pastry thawed
  • ½ cup Grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup Grated Romano cheese
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon Black pepper
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tablespoon Water


  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Note: Use temperature listed on the package of puff pastry you use.
  • Open up the puff pastry dough and place on a lightly floured surface.
  • In a small bowl combine the two types of cheese, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
  • Dust a rolling pin with flour and lightly roll dough out to a rectangle approximately 14 inches wide and 12 inches tall.
  • Stir egg and water together and brush onto puff pastry.
  • Sprinkle the dough with the cheese mixture and use your rolling pin to lightly press the ingredients into the dough.
  • Using a pizza cutter cut the puff pastry into 12 thin vertical strips and then cut dough horizontally leaving you with 24 pieces of dough.
  • Lift a strip of dough and twist so that the cheese side faces out. Continue twisting until dough is curled from top to bottom.
  • Place puff pastry twists on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 18 minutes then remove from the oven and let cool completely before serving.


Serving: 1twist | Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 133mg | Potassium: 16mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg