Crispy, flaky, cheesy, pesto filled and bacon-wrapped. This is the next generation of puff pastry cheese straws and they need you. This is more of an assemble then bake situation rather than actually put in real work (lazy baking 101)! And of course, as always, everything is from Aldi UK.
Okay. Let's not beat around this bush. The recipe is quick and it's beyond easy. So easy you can leave this one up to the kids, and trust that they will make you proud with their tender flaky cheese straws!
Bacon-Wrapped Puff Pastry Cheese Straws
Like this recipe? Pin it to your Bread or Snack pinboard!
Follow SavvyBites on Pinterest
First, let's talk ingredients. You're going to need...
- Puff Pastry sheets (they come already rolled out)
- Mozzarella cheese
- parmesan or Grana Padano cheese
Puff Pastry Cheese Straws Step By Step
- Unroll the pastry. Cut a sheet of baking paper and cover with ½ the mozzarella and some parmesan.
- Lay the puff pastry over the cheese and gently press down so the cheese will stick to the pastry.
- Spread some pesto on to the top side of the puff pastry and cover with the remaining mozzarella and some more parmesan.
- Cut the pastry into 1-inch strips and gently wrap with the bacon. Place the twists on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
- Bake until the cheese is golden and bubbling and the bacon is crispy.
And that's it! Yes. I know these puff pastry straws are just begging to be dunked into some steaming hot soup that you made with your own 2 hands.
Maybe, just maybe... tomorrow all the soup dreams will be coming true.
But for now. Just know that you will love these in all their flaky, cheesy, pesto filled glory!
Soups you need to serve with cheese straws!
Puff Pastry Cheese Straws
- 375 g (13 ¼ oz) sheet ready rolled Puff Pastry, Aldi boxes have one sheet
- 3 tablespoon (3 tablespoon) basil pesto
- 150 g (1 ¼ cups) Mozzarella
- 50 g (1 ¾ oz) parmesan or grana padano
- 10 (10) rashers pancetta or bacon
- Lay out a piece of baking parchment and sprinkle ½ the cheeses over the paper.
- Unroll the puff pastry and gently place it over the cheese. Lightly press down so the cheese sticks to the pastry.
- On the top side of the pastry, dollop the pesto and spread using the back of a spoon or a spatula.
- Scatter with the remaining cheese.
- Cut the pastry into strips and twist with the bacon. Lay the strips on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and bake in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes, until the pastry is cooked, the cheese is golden and bubbling and the bacon is crisp.
THANKS SO MUCH FOR READING AND COOKING ALONG WITH ME! IF YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE OR HAVE A QUESTION, I’D LOVE IT IF YOU LEFT A COMMENT AND A RATING. YOU CAN ALSO FOLLOW ALONG ON PINTEREST, FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM TO SEE WHAT WE’RE EATING, PINNING AND A LITTLE BEHIND THE SCENES TOO!