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Air Fryer Puff Pastry Garlic Cheese Twists

By: Bella Bucchiotti
Parmesan and mozzarella air fryer puff pastry garlic cheese twists make a wonderful air fryer appetizer or side dish. It is so easy to make cheese twists from scratch. Homemade puff pastry cheese straws are so much more delicious than the store-bought kind.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 9



  • 2 puff pastry sheets
  • 1/2 Cup butter, melted
  • 8 Ounces mozzarella cheese, block
  • 2 Tablespoons parmesan , grated
  • 1 Teaspoon basil, dried
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 Teaspoon sea salt, flakes
  • 1/2 Teaspoon paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/2 Cup marinara sauce, for dipping


  • Allow puff pastry to thaw completely before starting.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees F.
  • Lightly flour a wooden cutting board and unroll the puff pastry.
  • Cut the pastry into 1” strips
  • Slice mozzarella into ¼” strips
  • Combine melted butter, Parmesan, dried basil, minced garlic, and sea salt in a small mixing bowl. Mix well.
  • Brush pastry with butter mix.
  • Lay mozzarella down the center of the pastry strips. Twist tightly to cover the cheese.
  • Brush pastry twists with butter. Arrange in a single layer in the air fryer basket leaving a half inch of space between each strip.
  • Cook for 7 minutes.
  • Sprinkle chopped basil over the strips and serve with marinara to dip.


Calories: 394kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 519mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 282IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 167mg | Iron: 2mg
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