Serve it :: Chili Cheese Twists

puff pastry appetizers

These puff pastry appetizers are so simple to make and are packed with flavor. The spices and parmesan cheese come together to create a great chili-cheese taste.

puff pastry appetizer

The light a flaky puff pastry pairs well with the chili cheese flavor. Dip these twists in a cheese sauce (or cheese dip like this one) and you have the perfect party appetizer.

Chili Cheese Twists

Chili Cheese Twists


Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry sheets, cut into thin strips about 1/4″ wide

1 tbs olive oil mixed with 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

3 tablespoons cornstarch

1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated

To make

Cut puff pastry into strips using a pizza cutter. Brush the strips with mixture of olive oil and Worcestershire sauce. Twist two strips of puff pastry together to make the “twist.” Repeat with all strips and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Combine all of the spices and sprinkle generously over each twists. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until twists are golden brown.

Can be served warm or cooled. Best when dipped into cheese sauce or other dip (like this beer cheese dip).

Like this recipe? I’m part of the Pepperidge Farm “Puff is the Spark” panel which means you can submit your own ideas for using puff pastry inspired by this  game day recipe for a chance to WIN a trip to the Pepperidge Farm Innovation Center (with me!) and have your recipe included in the Campbell’s Kitchen Recipe Database.


Last month’s winning comment was from Stella who wrote: What a fun project to share with the kids. I can’t wait to give it a try.



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10 Comments on Serve it :: Chili Cheese Twists

  1. maureen anders
    January 26 at 11:57 pm (4 years ago)

    Wow! This looks absolutely amazing! I’ll have to try these for sure! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Sharon Garofalow
    January 27 at 9:46 am (4 years ago)

    I’m super in to blue cheese right now so I think I would do a steak and blue cheese twist or pinwheel with the puff pastry. I think it would be perfect for game day and men and women would both enjoy it!

    • Tori
      January 27 at 9:59 am (4 years ago)

      Sharon that sounds amazing!

  3. Keisha - Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams
    January 27 at 12:29 pm (4 years ago)

    Ooooh – those look so easy to make…..and it’s dough…..can’t go wrong with anything that’s got dough and cheese! Yum! Oooh and what if you add bacon to it???? OMG!

    • Tori
      January 27 at 1:32 pm (4 years ago)

      Bacon? Sounds like a great addition Keisha!

  4. Mindy Cone
    January 27 at 12:51 pm (4 years ago)

    these look delish!!! perfect super bowl party food! i recently made a pecan & cherry baked brie using Pepperidge Farm puff pastry! it was SO yummy!

    • Tori
      January 27 at 1:32 pm (4 years ago)

      Mindy, there are few things better than baked brie. YUM.

  5. Tali
    January 27 at 8:05 pm (4 years ago)

    These twists look fantastic. I’d do something that would satisfy my sweet tooth… maybe sprinkle the twists with cinnamon sugar and then drizzle with caramel.


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