Cheddar and Bacon Puff Pastry Sticks

Puff pastry is one of those things that gets lost and forgotten about in the freezer. I forget I have it, buy another box and have to come up with an excuse to use the old. I’ve been wanting to make breadsticks for a while and this felt like the perfect quick and easy solution. Sure, you could make breadsticks from scratch or even pizza dough… and believe me, I will! But this time I wanted to use up what I had on hand and do something super quick.

Sometimes you want bread with dinner but no time to make it or run to the store to buy some. Okay, in my world I always want bread with every meal. Carb lover to the max. I can’t help it. There are so many amazing ways to eat it.

To be completely honest, this is the first time I’ve ever had bacon on bread. If you *gasp* don’t like bacon, then don’t add it. There is only a touch of it in there. Promise. But, add the bacon. It gives that slightly amazing saltiness to the mix.

Quick puff pastry sticks coated with shredded cheese and bacon crumbles, twisted and baked until perfectly puffed and golden.

Cheddar and Bacon Puff Pastry Sticks

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12


  • 1 sheet puff pastry thawed
  • Cheddar cheese shredded
  • Bacon crumbles


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Roll out puff pastry thin and as evenly as possible, keeping a rectangle shape. Cover with a mixture of shredded cheddar cheese and bacon crumbles. Roll and press down firmly with rolling pin.
  • Cut long strips with a pizza wheel or knife.  Carefully pull up one strip at a time. Press one end down on your prepared baking sheet, twist and press down on the opposite end. Repeat with remaining puff pastry strips.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cool for 2-3 minutes before transferring to a serving tray.


An original recipe from Baked by Rachel
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23 Responses to “Cheddar and Bacon Puff Pastry Sticks”

  1. #
    Kathryn — April 20, 2012 at 6:50 am

    The combination of carbs, bacon and cheese make me very happy!

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    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — April 20, 2012 at 7:55 am

    We use puff pastry for breadsticks all the time. I’ll have to try this version. We love butter, salt and rosemary! Thanks Rachel!!

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    amanda @ fake ginger — April 20, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Simple and delicious! I wish I had some bacon!

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    Deborah — April 20, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Bacon + Bread = Delicious!!

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    amy @ fearless homemaker — April 20, 2012 at 9:31 am

    oh my, these sound delicious! i’ll take a dozen to go, please. =)

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    Cassie — April 20, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Such a great idea, Rachel. I love, love puff pastry!

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    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — April 20, 2012 at 10:15 am

    The pictures of these have me drooling. I’m the same way with puff pastry. There’s a box in my freezer right now that probably has an expiration date of over a year ago..

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — April 20, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    What a great way to use up the puff pastry. And I love how easy this is!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — April 20, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Yum! Love the addition of bacon!

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    Helen @Helen's Cooking — April 20, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    OMG this is too good to be true! Love everything with puff pastry!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — April 20, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    you rock. these look awesome. i’d totally eat every stick i made. cheddar and bacon is seriously one of the best combinations you can put on bread. yum yum!

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    Baking Serendipity — April 21, 2012 at 12:02 am

    I definitely need to remember puff pastry more too! I love the bacon/cheddar combination in these :)

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    Rachel @ Bakerita — April 21, 2012 at 3:06 am

    Droooooling. These look so good, and so easy. Definitely making these as soon as possible.

  14. #
    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — April 21, 2012 at 6:28 am

    I always forget about puff pastry too. Looks delicious!

  15. #
    Denise — April 21, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Love how simple this is, can’t wait to try it!

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — April 22, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    First Amy and her puff pastry pizza and now this. Sounds like I have a good reason to go out and buy some now! Like Kathryn said, this is a great combo of carbs, bacon and cheese. It looks delicious. :)

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    Tracey — April 23, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    You can never ever go wrong with puff pastry. Sometimes I sprinkle it with cinnamon sugar and bake it as a super easy dessert :) Love your take, especially the bacon!!

  18. #
    Baker Street — April 24, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Oh Rach! You’ve said all the right words in the title. Just enough to entice anyone. These look spectacular. :)

  19. #
    CJ @ Morsels of Life — April 28, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Looks so simple and tasty!

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    susan — April 28, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    these could do me in. I would make them, covet them, and eat the whole batch! Adding bacon to a classic – brilliant

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    andrea — May 4, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    YeP, I do have that puff pastry in the freezer problem right now. I look at it once in a while, and keep saying to myself… ‘another day’ well this looks awesome and not to difficult so thank you for solving my left over puff pastry problem and turning it into a pure treat! Your blog is great!!

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    Jay — July 10, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    I’ve made these, but with a little twist, couple days ago and they were delicious! This was actually my first time to make bread sticks out of puff pastry!

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      Rachel — July 10, 2013 at 7:15 pm

      So glad to hear you enjoyed them! :)

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