Rosemary Parmesan Twists

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 12 servings
  • Prep 10 mins
  • Cook 10 mins

Frozen puff pastry sheets are the start of so many wonderful appetizers -- like this herb- and cheese-flavored tidbit.

parmesan twists
Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Puff pastry is a magic ingredient for busy cooks: it’s elegant, delicious and deceptively easy to work with.


1 sheet (from 17.25-ounce package) frozen puff pastry, thawed
1 egg
1 tablespoon water
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary (or 1 tablespoon dried)
1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Roll puff pastry into a 10-by-14-inch rectangle. Whisk egg and water together and brush on pastry. Sprinkle with Parmesan, rosemary and pepper, pressing lightly into pastry with your fingers.
  3. Cut pastry into 24 strips, each slightly more than 1/2-inch wide. Twist each strip and place on baking sheets. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, until golden. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Recipe by Gretchen Roberts.




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