These Pesto Parmesan Pastry Straws make a super easy snack or party appetizer for the festive season!
Christmas quite often means lots of guests and loads more hungry mouths to feed! To make your life a little easier I have a super quick and easy festive snack to share with you that you can whip up when you know you have guests on the way.
I use ready made puff pastry rolls for this recipe. To be honest I can’t remember the last time I made my own pastry. If you enjoy it and have the time then by all means go ahead and make your own but if you’re in a rush like me then the pre-made stuff is a fantastic option!
I also used two types of pesto in this recipe – half the straws are made with red pesto and the other half with green pesto. But you can use whatever type of pesto you prefer. If you are making these for adults then I highly recommend chilli pesto – it tastes incredible!
For the full recipe check out the video or written instructions below (and don’t forget to subscribe to my You Tube Channel to stay up to date on all my Christmas videos!). And if you try this recipe please do let me know what you think. Or tag me in a picture on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #myfussyeater. I love seeing all your pictures!
And if you have any other ideas for really easy but impressive festive nibbles to serve guests this Christmas then let me know in the comments below!
- 1 sheet puff pastry
- 2 tbsp red pesto
- 2 tbsp green pesto
- 1 tbsp grated parmesan
- To garnish: 1 tbsp grated parmesan and ½ tbsp chopped fresh parsley
- Preheat the oven to 200c and line two baking trays with parchment paper
- Unroll the pasty and cut it into 4 width ways so that you have 4 equal sized rectangles.
- Spread the green pesto onto one rectangle and the red pesto onto another.
- Grate on about a tablespoon of parmesan.
- Fold the remaining pastry pieces on top and gently press down.
- Cut each of the pieces of pastry into 4 long strips. Cut them in half and then twist and place on the baking tray.
- Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
- Garnish with more parmesan and chopped parsley
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