The perfect snack or party appetizer, these baked cheese twits are just the thing to serve!
Whether it’s for a school lunch or for dinner, you’ve GOT to try these Easy Baked Cheese Twists! They are perfect to send off in a lunchbox along with a warm bowl of soup or, paired with some protein and fresh veggies.
Now and then, these Baked Cheese Twists are a nice surprise to serve, and the best part is that they are easy to make! They go great with marinara sauce or my Slow Cooker Veggie Tomato Soup, which I’ll make for dinner one night, and use the leftovers for lunch in a thermos, the next day!
I mean who doesn’t love a hot lunch of twisted cheesy, flaky pastry baked to perfection and dunked in hot soup? This is one recipe your family will request again and again!
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- Yield: Makes 4 to 6 twists
- Cuisine: Lunch
- 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup shredded Italian cheese blend, such as Parmesan, Romano, and Asiago
- 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
- All-purpose flour, for dusting
Let the frozen puff pastry thaw at room temperature until softened, about 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400ºF (200ºC). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Crack the egg into a small bowl or cup. Add 1 tablespoon (15 mL) water, and whisk until blended. In another small bowl, mix together the cheeses.
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. Sprinkle half of the cheese mixture evenly over half of the egg-brushed dough.
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.
Cut the pastry 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 until browned, about 10 minutes. Let cool briefly. Serve warm or at room temperature.