Phyllo Cheese Straws With Pesto

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

I love these as a snack or with a meal! They make great appetizers, too!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375º.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, lightly beaten egg, parmesan, and salt. Stir to combine.
  3. Spoon mixture into a plastic zip-top bag. Set aside. To use as a pastry bag, cut corner off bag to make a 1/4-inch diameter opening.
  4. Lay out thawed phyllo dough.
  5. Working quickly to keep dough from drying out: brush top sheet with melted butter, pipe cheese filling along long edge of phyllo 1/2-inch from each end. Fold over ends to seal in filling and roll up straw. Repeat with remaining sheets of phyllo and place on a baking sheet.
  6. Bake until golden, about 10 minutes.
  7. Makes 20 straws.
  8. Serve warm with pesto for dipping.


Most Helpful

Fantastic! I forgot the pesto at first, and they were yummy. Then I remembered and pulled it out, and we all dipped and agreed that the pesto definitely adds something. These are a pain to make (as is most things made with phyllo), but I used nonstick spray instead of melted butter and that made it go a lot quicker and easier. Overall, the numminess overpowers the work involved and I will probably make these again. :) Thanks for posting, made for ZWT4.

CraftScout June 10, 2008

These came out great! Ran out of vegetable filling so mixed up some more using chopped dates, pecans and a tablespoon or two of honey and it turned out to be a very good sweet filling too. Sprinkled cinnamon on the sweet filled straws...instead of the cayenne we used on the cayenne. Also before cooking sprinkled sea salt, on the veggie filled. Thanks for posting this recipe.

Chuck_Roast February 04, 2007

Fantastic! We like spicy foods, so I sprinkled some cayenne in with the cream cheese. It gave it a nice bite. Then, when they were all wrapped up, I ran some oil over the top and sprinkled on some cayenne, salt, and pepper. Delicious. The one suggestion that I have for others making these is to make sure that there is space between them on the sheet, otherwise they don't crisp up all over. Other than that, they were easy and great! Thanks for posting!

Saturn January 30, 2006

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