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15 Easy Baked Cheese Twists MOMables.com

Easy Baked Cheese Twists Recipe

The recipe I am sharing today is highly addictive! You have been warned…
Easy Baked Cheese Twists MOMables.com

I love sending them to school along with one of our soups from the MOMables school lunch menus.

With flaky pastry layers all melded together with cheese and buttery goodness, this really should come as no surprise, right?

After I took one bite, and realized how delicious these were, I feared that 4 cheese twists just wasn’t going to cut it for my family of 4.

My family loved these cheese twists so much the first time, I didn’t waste any time making them again.

This time, when my husband saw that I was thawing a sheet of frozen puff pastry, he asked (with excitement that would be more characteristic of our children), “Are you making those cheese twists again?!” So yes, they are that good!

Here’s how you make them:

Thaw the Pastry:

To start, you need one sheet of frozen puff pastry. You will need to let this thaw at room temperature for about 40 minutes, until softened.

Prepare the Ingredients:

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Crack 1 egg into a small bowl or cup. Add 1 tablespoon water, and whisk until blended. In another small bowl, mix together the cheeses.

Easy Baked Cheese Twists MOMables.com 

Make the Twists:

Unfold the thawed puff pastry sheet and place on a lightly floured work surface. Using a pastry brush, brush some of the egg mixture evenly over the dough.

Easy Baked Cheese Twists MOMables.com

Sprinkle half of the cheese mixture evenly over half of the egg-brushed dough.

Easy Baked Cheese Twists MOMables.com

Fold the uncovered dough over the cheese and press gently to seal. Brush the top with the egg mixture, sprinkle with half of the remaining cheese mixture, and press gently to help stick. Turn the dough over, brush the other side with the egg mixture, sprinkle with the remaining cheese, and press gently. Discard any remaining egg mixture.

Easy Baked Cheese Twists MOMables.com
Cut the pasty lengthwise into 4 equal strips. Holding each strip by the ends, turn the ends a few times in opposite direction to make a twist. Place the twists, evenly spaced, on the baking sheet.

Bake the Twists:

Bake until browned, about 10 minutes. Let cool briefly. Serve warm or at room temperature.

These cheese twists would make an excellent addition to the MOMables Lasagna Cupcakes. They would be great sent in a MOMables lunch as well!

5.0 from 3 reviews
Cheese Twists
 
Author:
Cuisine: Lunch
Serves: Makes 4 twists
Ingredients
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup shredded Italian cheese blend, such as Parmesan, Romano, and Asiago
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese
  • All-purpose flour, for dusting
Instructions
  1. First, thaw the pastry. Let the frozen puff pastry thaw at room temperature until softened, about 40 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Crack the egg into a small bowl or cup. Add 1 tablespoon water, and whisk until blended.
  4. In another small bowl, mix together the cheeses.
  5. Unfold the thawed puff pastry sheet and place on a lightly floured work surface.
  6. Using a pastry brush, brush some of the egg mixture evenly over the dough.
  7. Sprinkle half of the cheese mixture evenly over half of the egg-brushed dough.
  8. Fold the uncovered dough over the cheese and press gently to seal.
  9. Brush the top with the egg mixture, sprinkle with half of the remaining cheese mixture, and press gently to help stick.
  10. Turn the dough over, brush the other side with the egg mixture, sprinkle with the remaining cheese, and press gently.
  11. Discard any remaining egg mixture.
  12. Cut the pasty lengthwise into 4 equal strips.
  13. Holding each strip by the ends, turn the ends a few times in opposite direction to make a twist. Place the twists, evenly spaced, on the baking sheet.
  14. Bake until browned, about 10 minutes. Let cool briefly. Serve warm or at room temperature.
 

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Baked Carrot French Fries

Are you in need of a super quick, easy, healthy and yummy side dish?

Baked Carrot Fries - a healthy snack or side dish kids will LOVE via MOMables.comThis recipe for carrot french fries is perfect for that and more!

Many times it is hard enough to come up with dinner ideas, let alone sides! That’s why when I make a side dish the main thing I look for is something that is easy to prepare and doesn’t require a lot of ingredients.

These carrot french fries also pack well in a school lunch. I had these for leftovers the next day and I actually preferred them cold.

If your child prefers their food warmed,  you can warm them in the morning before packing in a thermos.

To make these carrot french fries all you need is some carrots, olive oil, and kosher salt. It doesn’t get much easier than that!

Depending on how thick you want your “french fry” you can either just peel the carrots for a crispier fry, or cut them into strips for a thicker fry. I did the latter.

baked carrot fries

Toss your slices with some olive oil and kosher salt. Spread carrot slices, in a single layer, on a baking sheet. Cook at 450F for 10-12 minutes, or until desired crispiness is achieved.

These fries will give your kids a healthy dose of beta-carotenes, vitamin A, minerals,  fiber, and anti-oxidants. A much better alternative to the carrot french fry’s cousin, Mr. potato french fry, which is fried in oil and offers little to no nutritional value!

4.8 from 4 reviews
Carrot French Fries
 
Author:
Cuisine: Lunch
Serves: Makes 5 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 pound fresh carrots
  • 2 teaspoons oil (coconut, olive oil, your choice)
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
Instructions
  1. Peel carrots into thick slices or cut into strips of desired thickness.
  2. Toss slices in oil and salt.
  3. Bake at 450F for 10-12 minutes, or until desired crispiness is achieved.
 

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