Puff pastry, a little butter and cheese are all you need to make these amazing, flaky, light breadsticks!



  • 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed (1/2 package)
  • 3 Tbsp. salted or unsalted butter
  • 1 cup grated pecorino or parmesan cheese
  • Poppy seeds for topping, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Unfold pastry, lay on parchment and roll out to approx. 12×16″ rectangle.
  3. Cut into 1/2-1″ pieces using a pizza cutter.
  4. Twist each piece and lay close together on parchment-covered cookie sheet.
  5. Melt butter and drizzle over pieces. Sprinkle grated cheese over each piece.
  6. Add poppy seeds if desired.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown.
  8. Serve hot or at room temperature.


  • To thaw pastry: Simply lay on counter for 45 minutes. Unfold to thaw quicker.
  • These store well at room temperature for a day. Make them ahead of time and seal in ziplock bag until ready to use.
  • These need to be very golden brown to remain crisp. If you take them out of the oven too soon, they will be limp. Keep them in the oven a few minutes longer, if needed.

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