Crispy Cheese Straws

Kids will have fun rolling the phyllo dough into straw shapes.  They make an elegant appetizer, and pair well with a ranch or pesto dip.

Crispy Cheese Straws


  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 box phyllo dough, thawed
  • 1/2 cup melted butter


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, egg, Parmesan, and salt.  Stir to combine.  Spoon mixture into a plastic zip-top bag.  Snip off one corner to make a ¼-inch diameter opening.  Set aside.
  3. Lay out the thawed phyllo dough.  Working quickly to keep the dough sheets from drying out, brush a single sheet with butter, pipe the cheese filling along the long edge of the phyllo sheet, ½ inch from the edge.  Rold over the ends to seal in the filling, and roll up like a straw.
  4. Repeat with remaining sheets of phylllo and place on a baking sheet.  Bake until golden, about 10 minutes.

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