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Pesto Cheese Straws

40 Minutes
20 Min Prep
40 Min Cook
Please all the cheese lovers with this innovative Pesto Cheese Straws recipe. These delicious Pesto Cheese straws made with Parmesan, cream cheese and a basil pesto sauce will be the talk of the town.
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16 servings
Original recipe yields 16 servings
6 oz. (3/4 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
2 Tbsp. CLASSICO Traditional Basil Pesto Sauce and Spread
1 pkg. (17.3 oz.) frozen puff pastry (2 sheets), thawed
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup KRAFT Finely Shredded Parmesan Cheese
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Let's Make It
1
Heat oven to 400°F.
2
Cover baking sheets with parchment. Mix cream cheese and pesto sauce until blended.
3
Unfold 1 pastry sheet on lightly floured surface. Roll out to 12x10-inch rectangle; cut in half to form 2 (12x5-inch) rectangles. Spread half the cream cheese mixture onto 1 cut pastry rectangle; cover with remaining cut pastry rectangle. Cut into 24 (1/2-inch-wide) strips. Twist each pastry strip, then place on prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining pastry sheet and remaining cream cheese mixture.
4
Brush with egg; sprinkle with Parmesan.
5
Bake 20 min. or until golden brown. Cool slightly.
Kitchen Tips
Substitute
Prepare using CLASSICO Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Sauce and Spread.
Nutrition
Calories
180
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g
17%
Saturated Fat 7g
35%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 20mg
7%
Sodium 220mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates 15g
5%
Dietary Fibers 0.7603g
3%
Sugars 1g
2%
Protein 4g
8%
Vitamin A
6%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
4%
Iron
6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Servings
16 servings, 3 straws each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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