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Puff Pastry Breadsticks

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Fluffy puff pastry breadsticks with parmesan cheese leave behind homemade dough but still provide something special as a side dish for your next meal

Easy to make pull apart soft or as crispy twisted sticks, this cheesy breadsticks recipe is bite after bite delicious.  

cheese sticks using frozen puff pastry dough.

Why you will love making Flaky Twisted Breadsticks. 

Traditionally when you want to make breadsticks or garlic knots, you need to drag out the dough hook, silicon mats, dry yeast, and make bread dough. 

Not with this recipe! Skip the complicated sticky dough and opt for a premade puff pastry sheet.

By working in strips, this is a foolproof method for cheese bread twists that isn’t complicated.

The strips of dough from a sheet of puff pastry result in a delicious flaky stick that will become one of your family’s favorite recipes. Perfect for pasta dishes too! 

twisty bread sticks recipe.

Ingredients:

  • package of frozen puff pastry
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • cayenne pepper
  • white cheddar cheese
  • grated Parmesan cheese

How to make Parmesan Puff Pastry Breadsticks 

  1. Preheat oven to 400 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the pastry onto a floured surface (or an additional sheet of parchment paper), and using a rolling pin, roll the dough, so it’s about 15″ in length.
  3. Spread oil on the surface of the dough. Season with salt, pepper, and cayenne.
  4. Sprinkle white cheddar and 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese on the dough.
  5. Top with plastic wrap and use a rolling pin to press the cheese into the dough. Remove the plastic wrap and discard.
puff pastry dough being made into a breadstick.
  1. Use a pastry or pizza cutter to cut the dough. First, cut the seams so you have three rectangles from the puff pastry sheet.
  2. Then cut each rectangle into thirds. Twist each piece of dough about 8-9 times and place onto a prepared baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. Sprinkle the remaining Parmesan on the puff pastry dough breadsticks.
twisted breadsticks with cheese homemade.
  1. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  2. Flip the breadsticks over and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
  3. If desired, return to the oven for 5-10 minutes for golden brown crispy breadsticks. Ideally, you don’t want a droopy breadstick, but it’s a personal preference.
  4. Cool just a little and serve crispy warm breadsticks immediately.
breadsticks on a sheet pan.

Tips for Breadtwists

If you want them crispier, cut them thinner, so maybe get 18 (double) out of the batch vs. the 9 I made.

If the sticks are wider, it’s more bread-like, and thinner strips will be denser and crispier.

Looser, and you get more of a bread-like twist; tighter, and it’s crispier. I also think cooking it longer makes a difference! 

breadsticks recipe.

Use any cheese you want.

Homemade breadsticks do not keep well for leftovers, so make them to serve and eat. 

Recipe as shown: I baked mine for 25 minutes in total. 10 minutes. Flip. 10 minutes more. Flip. 5 minutes. Done.

Best dips for Homemade Breadsticks

Without a doubt, soup is the best way to enjoy a breadstick. We recommend trying these flaky cheese sticks with an easy cheesy lasagna soup recipe or a creamy tomato bisque recipe

Other great dipping sauces are garlic butter topping (or any buttery topping), marinara sauce, a butter board, or ranch dip

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Puff Pastry Bread Sticks (with Parmesan)


Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Parmesan Cheese twisted breadsticks made with frozen puff pastry dough.

Equipment

  • Parchment Paper
  • Rolling Pin
  • Pizza Cutter
  • sheet pan

Ingredients
 

  • 17.3 oz frozen puff pastry 1/2 of a 17.3 oz package of frozen puff pastry (one sheet, the package has 2 sheets) 
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • cayenne pepper
  • ½ cup white cheddar cheese shredded
  • ¼ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp. finely grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place the pastry onto a floured surface (or an additional sheet of parchment paper), and using a rolling pin, roll the dough, so it's about 15" in length.
  • Spread oil on the surface of the dough.
  • Season with salt, pepper, and cayenne powder. 
  • Sprinkle shredded white cheddar cheese and 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese on the puff pastry dough.
  • Top the dough with a piece of plastic wrap and use a rolling pin to press the cheese into the dough. Remove the plastic wrap and discard. 
  • Use a pastry or pizza cutter to cut the dough. First, cut the seams so you have three rectangles. Then cut each rectangle into thirds.
  • Twist each piece of dough about 8-9 times and place onto a prepared baking sheet lined with parchment paper. 
  • Sprinkle the remaining grated Parmesan on twisted breadsticks.
  • Bake the bread for 10 minutes. Flip the breadsticks over and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
  • If desired (and depending on the level of crispiness you would like) return the pan to the oven for 5-10 minutes for crispy breadsticks. Ideally, you don't want a droopy breadstick, but it's a personal preference. See notes for cooking instructions.
  •  Cool slightly and serve crispy breadsticks warm.

Notes

Important Tips

If you want them crispier, cut them thinner, so maybe get 18 (double) out of the batch vs. the 9 I made.
If the sticks are wider, it’s more bread-like, and thinner strips will be denser and crispier.
Looser, and you get more of a bread-like twist; tighter, and it’s crispier. I also think cooking it longer makes a difference!
Recipe as shown: I baked mine for 25 minutes in total. 10 minutes. Flip. 10 minutes more. Flip. 5 minutes. Done.

Nutrition

Serving: 2sticks | Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 225mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.4g | Vitamin A: 87IU | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 1mg

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