Ww Crisp-And-Spicy Cheese Twists 1-Point

"This is from a Weight Watchers cookbook called Simple Goodness. Use a pizza cutter to cut strips more easily. I freeze them in zip lock bags and heat in the microwave about 20 to 30 second."
photo by Dreamer in Ontario photo by Dreamer in Ontario
photo by Dreamer in Ontario
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Ready In:


  • 13 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 18 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 (10 ounce) can pizza dough, refrigerated (Pillsbury)
  • butter-flavored cooking spray


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Combine first 3 ingredients in a samll bowl; stir well, and set aside.
  • Unroll pizza dough, and roll into a 12 x 8 inch rectangle.
  • Lightly coat suface of dough with cooking spray, and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons cheese mixture.
  • Fold dough in half to form an 8 x 6 inch rectangle.
  • Lightly coat surface of dough with cooking spray, and sprinkle with remaining cheese mixture.
  • Using fingertips, press cheese mixture into dough.
  • Cut dough into 16 (8-inch-long strips.
  • Gently pick up both ends of each strip, and twist dough.
  • Place twisted strips of dough 1/2 inch apart on a large baking sheet coated with cooking spray.
  • Bate at 425 degrees for 8 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Remove twists from pan, and let cool on wire racks.

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  1. WiGal
    Pretty good. Reduced red pepper by half. Next time I would reduce paprika. Easy to make. Served with recipe#40882. Thank you for sharing.
  2. Nimz_
    These are so easy to make and just taste great. I didn't change a thing about them. I am challenged on the twisting step but with some practiced I'll get that down. Thanks for sharing. Made for PAC Fall 2012
  3. Kerry G
    I would have rated these 5 points, but i found them to be a little bland when I made them according to the directions. Next time I think I will add garlic salt and cajun seasoning. Despite my personal spice preferences, these are a good find. They are fairly simple to make and yield a good amount of twists. They would go well with soup in the winter and be a good sub for breadsticks with spaghetti. I will be making these again, thank you for sharing.
  4. Sydney Mike
    Made these (a double batch) to have on my finger food counter for a group I'm hosting tonight, & hopefully there'll be enough for everyone if the 2 of us can just stop munching on them! In spite of all the prep steps, I found them easy to make & VERY ENJOYABLE TO EAT! Thanks for sharing this great recipe! [Made & reviewed in Potluck Tag]
  5. Dreamer in Ontario
    Easy and tasty. I made this exactly as written. The directions are well written and simple to follow. I'll be freezing most of this batch. Made for Theirs, Yours and Mine Photo Tag.


  1. bluemoon downunder
    Very easy to make and very tasty. I used black pepper instead of the red pepper - zero tolerance of anything hot and spicy - and added rosemary, sage and thyme for some added flavour. SO delicious. Having a couple of these with a salad will make days one is aiming to eat fewer calories so much easier. Thank you for sharing this recipe, TeresaS. Made for 1-2-3-4 Hit Wonders.


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