Butternut squash cheese straws

Puff pastry cheese straws with butternut squash

These butternut squash puff pastry cheese straws are easy to make and are a great way of adding a portion of hidden veg to a savoury snack.
Course Snack
Cuisine British
Keyword puff pastry cheese straws
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 12
Author Mandy Mazliah


  • 1 x 320g puff pastry sheet
  • 100 g pureéd butternut squash - either steam it or roast it then blend. You could probably even use a jar of baby food!
  • 100 g grated cheddar cheese


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200°C. Unroll the pastry sheet. Spread the butternut squash evenly over the top, leaving a little space around the edges, then sprinkle two-thirds of the cheese over.

  2. Fold in half and gently squeeze the edges shut. Roll the pastry very gently (otherwise the squash will escape) until it's about the same size that you had originally. 

  3. Cut into 1cm wide strips, twist a few times and place on a non-stick baking tray. Scatter the remaining cheese over the top and bake for 15-18 minutes until golden.

  4. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Best served warm from the oven but fine the next day too if stored in an airtight container.