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.
Does anyone else sometimes choose a restaurant based on the quality of the homemade bread basket they bring out with your meal? I’m a sucker for a basket of bread. Cheesy bread sticks, garlic bread sticks, herb bread sticks…I love them all.
I’m a particularly big fan of bread sticks made with puff 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!
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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.
Believe me when I tell you this breadsticks recipe is guaranteed to make your next meal time even more delicious.
What You’ll Need
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
- 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!
PRO TIP: 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!
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 . . .
- Sprinkle with an Italian Seasoning blend and minced dried garlic for serving these alongside Spaghetti or Lasagna.
- Want something sweet? Try dusting puff pastry with a cinnamon and sugar blend for a dessert breadstick or breakfast pastry!
- Add a teaspoon of dried sage to the rosemary for the perfect breadsticks to pair with Slow Cooker Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloins.
- For a quick snack or lunch, serve with a small dish of homemade marinara sauce!
More Easy Recipes
- Homemade Pancakes
- Strawberry Napoleons
- Nutella Turnovers
- Toaster Strudel Recipe
- Veggie Quiche -with puff pastry crust!
Recipe originally published November 2, 2011. Photos updated 2020.
This breadsticks recipe has never failed me yet. I can’t wait to hear how you serve your homemade Puff Pastry Breadsticks!