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.

Yield: Yields roughly 1 dozen sticks.

Cheddar and Bacon Puff Pastry Sticks

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 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.