Puff Pastry Bread Sticks

A homemade breadsticks recipe with no dough mixing, no kneading, and no rise time required! These Puff Pastry Bread Sticks are so delicious that no one will believe how easy they are to make.
EASY Puff Pastry Breadsticks recipe
Does anyone else sometimes choose a restaurant based on the quality of the bread basket they bring out with your meal? I’m a sucker for a basket of bread sticks. Cheesy bread sticks, garlic bread sticks, herb  bread sticks…I love them all.
I’m a particularly big fan of bread sticks made with pastry dough. Flaky, layered and buttery  tasting, they somehow make meals feel just a little bit fancier. Thankfully, I don’t have to trek to a Parisian cafe to enjoy a breadstick that good. . .
I make them at home using puff pastry!

Puff Pastry Bread Sticks

Easiest side dish. Ever. For real, it’s almost laughably easy to make Puff Pastry Breadsticks!
I pull the frozen puff pastry out to thaw about an hour before dinner is due to be ready. A half hour later, I cut the pastry into strips, add some seasoning and pop it in the oven.
Voila! Hot, flaky, golden brown breadsticks. A tasty side dish for just about any meal you can imagine.
Puff Pastry Bread Sticks are easy enough to serve any night of the week, but I love serving them on special occasions too. If you have dinner guests, they’ll be so impressed when you place a basket of homemade breadsticks hot from the oven on the table.
You can tell them your secret or let them imagine you spent hours kneading and rolling out pastry dough. Your call.
This breadsticks recipe is yet another reason to always keep a roll of frozen puff pastry handy. Along with breadsticks, I use it to make Puff Pastry Wrapped Cranberry Brie.
Believe me when I tell you this breadsticks recipe is guaranteed to make your next meal time even more delicious.

Breadsticks Recipe

There are a million ways to vary and customize Puff Pastry Bread Sticks. Today, I’m sharing with you my go-to recipe. It’s the first version of the breadsticks I made and goes with just about any main dish!
Here’s all you need:
  • Frozen puff pastry 
  • Egg white 
  • Water 
  • Salt, garlic salt and rosemary (fresh or dried) 

Using half the box of puff pastry dough yields about 12 breadsticks. I don’t like to make too many at once because they’re best served within a few hours after baking. However, if you’re cooking for a crowd, it’s easy to double this recipe and use all the pastry.

How to Make Bread Sticks with Puff Pastry

At least an hour before you plan to serve, remove the puff pastry from the freezer and let thaw at room temperature. (Follow directions on the pastry box for proper thawing procedure for your brand.)

STEP 1. Unfold the puff pastry onto a counter lined with parchment paper. Cut the raw pastry into 12 thin strips.

STEP 2. In a bowl, mix the egg white with the water. Brush the pastry with the egg white mixture.

STEP 3. Sprinkle the strips of dough with the salt, garlic salt and rosemary.

STEP 4. Bake for 15 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes then serve while still warm!

Recipe Note: I’ve made these with both dried and fresh rosemary, depending on what I have on hand. Both are good, but keep in mind that you need to use far less of a dried herb than fresh, as the flavor is more concentrated! 

Homemade Breadsticks

Puff Pastry Breadsticks are a blank canvas for your creativity! Mix up the seasoning and spices based on your entree, dinner theme or cravings.

My whole family loves the rosemary on these

Try these ideas for Puff Pastry Breadsticks . . . 

This breadsticks recipe has never failed me yet. I can’t wait to hear how you serve your homemade Puff Pastry Breadsticks!
Yield: 12

Puff Pastry Breadsticks


  • 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed (1/2 box)
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 Tbsp fresh rosemary (or 1 tsp dried)


  1. Unfold thawed puff pastry onto a piece of parchment paper or silpat (follow box directions on proper thawing procedure). Cut into 12 thin strips. In small bowl, mix egg white with water. Brush egg mixture onto puff pastry.
  2. Sprinkle pastry with salt, garlic and rosemary. Bake in a 400 degree oven for about 15 minutes. Enjoy!

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Posted on November 2, 2011

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