Easy Puff Pastry Pizza Sticks with Crystal Farms Cheese
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Crystal Farms Cheese. All opinions are 100% mine.
I felt like a genius when I came up with this Puff Pastry Pizza Stick recipe because it served two needs for me: #1 to feed my hungry teenage sons a quick snack and #2 it became another great appetizer that I can take to the football party I’m going to this weekend. When the boys devoured my test run of these and declared them amazing and awesome, I knew I had a winner!
I’m using Crystal Farms Cheese sticks. If you’re not familiar with Crystal Farms, you’ll be glad to know that they have been around since 1926 and are one of the largest cheese brands in the country. Lake Mills, Wisconsin has been home to Crystal Farms for the past 25 years. Their products are a rich source of calcium and are gluten-free and lactose tolerant. You can find them in the refrigerated dairy section. Here you’ll find more Crystal Farms Favorites.
This is such a simple but delicious snack. It’s perfect finger food! You just need three things: Crystal Farms Cheese Sticks, pepperoni and puff pastry. If you want to dip the finished pizza sticks into sauce, then you’ll need that too. I prefer a spaghetti sauce but certainly marinara is a good choice too…or a cheese dip! Just sayin’. Cheese = yum.
Thaw frozen puff pastry according to box directions. I let mine sit out for 40 minutes after I took it out of the freezer. When it was thawed but still cold, I unfolded it and then proceeded to make this barbell looking design with pepperoni and cheese until I struck a good balance.
Puff Pastry Pepperoni Pizza Sticks
- 1 sheet 8 or 9 oz Frozen Puff Pastry, thawed
- Pepperoni Slices
- Crystal Farms® String Cheese
- Optional: Spaghetti Sauce or Marinara for Dipping
- Thaw frozen puff pastry according to box directions, approximately 40 minutes.
- Unfold thawed puff pastry.
- Add cheese stick and pepperoni.
- Roll into a stick shape and fold ends.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 16-18 minutes or until golden brown.
I rolled up my cheese barbell and folded the ends. Some of my finished cheese stick and pepperoni rolls had longer ends than I wanted, so I just cut those ends off. You can use a knife to cut the puff pastry or a pizza roller. I couldn’t find my pizza roller because my oldest son who did last night’s dishes has hidden it somewhere in the kitchen. Well, I know he thought he put it away in a logical spot, which should be the drawer where we always keep it but it’s not there. Kitchen struggles.
After 16-18 minutes baking at 400 degrees they’re ready! Aren’t they pretty? They taste really good too! I should know.
Nom. Nom. Nom. Nom. I’ll be making more of these in the next few days. I can’t wait to share them with my friends!
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My favorite cheese recipe is mozzarella “breaded” with parmesan. You dip the mozzarella in an egg wash then in the parmesan. It’s so good and I don’t miss the bread.
My favorite appetizer with cheese is just a piece of cheese on a cracker of any kind.
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I LOVE cheese, so it’s hard to choose just one recipe…but fried ravioli is a favorite of mine.
Favorite cheese dish is cheese ball and then pizza.
I like to make real mac n’ cheese (you’ll never dream of buying one of those boxes again).
I would love to have the macaroni and cheese recipe.
Looks delicious!! will have to try these
Looks yummy Joy! Cheese IS a good thing! I can’t enter since I don’t have a Twitter Account – but I may have to try this recipe!
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I like a simple grilled cheese sandwich. We add a little garlic to the butter to give it a more breadstick taste.
My favorite dish featuring cheese is fondue.
Buffalo chicken wing dip, so cheesy and spicy
Mmmm…pizza, mac and cheese – you name it!
My favorite cheese recipe would have to be my broccoli and cheddar cheese soup. Oh it is so good!
i love brie with cranberries and puff pastry!
My husband makes this amazing corn souffle… oh it’s amazing.
What don’t I love that has cheese? I am cheese crazy! Last weekend I made a new recipe forChicken Nachos with cheese on it that was just fabulous! It is my new favorite!!
I LOVE cheese! Sandwiches, pizza, pasta, anything! My favorite would probably have to be a sandwich with muenster cheese.
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My favorite cheese recipe is mac n cheese
I love pizza and make it at the very least once a week. Another one of my favorite uses for cheese is homemade Mac & Cheese!
Hi Joy! I LOVE this piece of LeCreuset !!
My favorite recipe with cheese… from oh so many … is fried goat cheese salad.
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I love broccoli and cheese soup.
My family LOVES cheese pizza! My boys would eat it every meal, every day if I would let them!
Looking at this has me craving mozzarella sticks: not one of my favorite cheese recipes, but definitely one of my favorite cheesy appetizers!
My kids like cheese and crackers as an appetizer.
My favorite cheesy recipe is grilled cheese sandwiches. Something the entire family enjoys.
This looks really good.. I will have to look for pastry puff… we have used pilsbury cresents but the kids didn’t like them so maybe they will like this recipe.. Thanks for sharing.. LisaMH
These look so yummy, I can’t wait to try these!!!
I love spaghetti and meatballs with lots of cheese
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