For a chic appetizer alternative, try cheese straws. We've got flavors ranging from olive-blue cheese to bacon-smoked paprika.
Basic Cheese Straw DoughStart with this Basic Cheese Straw Dough then and let your imagination run wild with shapes and flavors.
Parmesan-Basil-Cheddar StarsGive cheddar cheese straws a facelift with these sweet, star-shaped "straws" that combine the savory Mediterranean flavors of parmesan and basil.
Pecan-Rosemary-Cheddar ButtonsNutty pecans and earthy rosemary combine to create a robust riff on the average cheddar cheese straw.
Olive-Blue MoonsThese cheddar crescents pack a salty punch from the Spanish olives but have a cooling finish from blue cheese.
Pimento Cheese SquaresA Southern staple, pimento cheese makes its debut in cheese straw, or rather, cheese square form. Serve them as an appetizer at your next Southern-inspired soiree.
Bacon-Smoked Paprika-Cheddar BarsSharp cheddar cheese gets a warming welcome from the smokey flavors of bacon and paprika.
Lemon-and-Black-Pepper Cheese StrawsCheese straws have never been easier. Add parmesan cheese, lemon zest, and black pepper to frozen puff pastery for an instant elegant take on cheese straws.
Cheddar-and-Black Sesame Cheese StrawsBlack sesame seeds give these cheddar cheese staws a bold look, while Dijan mustard gives them a bold taste.
Spicy Cheddar "Long" StrawsThese spicy straws will are an elegant addition to an appetizer table. Serve them in silver cups or on silver trays.
Blue Cheese and Chive StrawsAt only 47 calories per straw, these Blue Cheese and Chive Staws are an easy and slimming appetizer. Make up to two days ahead, and store in an airtight container at room temperature.