Puff Pastry Cheese Straws

These puffed Cheese Straws are flavored with Gruyere and Parmesan. They're really easy to make and disappear in a flash!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword cheese straws
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 181kcal


  • 14 ounce box puff pastry (thawed from frozen)*
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 cup freshly grated gruyere cheese
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • cayenne pepper**
  • paprika**


  • Preheat the oven to 375F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper if desired (it's not necessary, there is enough fat to prevent sticking).
  • Roll out the puff pastry about 1/8 inch thick. Whisk the egg with the water and brush the puff pastry with the egg wash.
  • Sprinkle the entire surface with the cheeses, cayenne, and paprika. Press the cheese and spices into the puff pastry.
  • Cut the pastry into 3/4 inch thick strips using a pizza cutter or knife. Twist each strip and lay it on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown and puffy. Enjoy!


*Make sure to use a quality puff pastry made with butter, not flavorless hydrogenated oils. I like Dufour brand.
**I sprinkle by eye, but if you would like suggested amounts, I recommend starting with 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper and 1/2 tsp paprika.


Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 316mg