Fancy Doesn’t Always have to be Difficult or Take Too Much Time – Try Twisted Parmesan & Rosemary Breadsticks

Sometimes I’ll pull a recipe out of a magazine, and it will sit in my recipe file for months before I try it out. Sometimes I never end up making it. This time I pulled out a recipe that was so simple that I felt confident trying it right away.  This recipe uses only four ingredients and makes what looks to be fancy breadsticks. The original recipe came from January 2017 Family Circle MagazineThis recipe is not posted online, but the website had a similar recipe using sesame seeds. What I liked about the original recipe from the magazine is that it wasn’t difficult and didn’t take much time.

The magazine recipe called for Asiago cheese. I tweaked it to use what I had on hand. I think this is one you could certainly make your own by experimenting with different cheeses or herbs.


Twisted Parmesan & Rosemary Breadsticks

1 sheet of thawed puff pastry from a 17.3 oz box
3 T unsalted butter melted
1 cup of parmesan cheese (shredded or grated)
1 T rosemary (fresh or dried)

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper or spray with cooking oil.
  2. Melt the butter in microwave and use a brush to cover both sides of the thawed puff pastry with the melted butter.
  3. Cut the puff pastry into half inch strips (about 25 total).

4. Sprinkle the top of the cut strips with parmesan cheese and rosemary.


5. Twist the strips several times and place on the baking sheet.
6. Bake at 400 degrees for 12 minutes and let the breadsticks cool before serving.


I served my breadsticks with homemade chicken noodle soup. You could serve them as an appetiser with a cheese and olive tray. They look fancy even though they didn’t take much time which is something I can certainly appreciate.

Note: This recipe was adapted from  January 2017 Family Circle’s Asiago-Rosemary Breadsticks recipe. I have substituted the asiago for parmesan because that was what I had on hand. 

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