Cheese and Pickle Twists

  • 15MINS
  • 12MINS
  • 41KCAL

Creamy, sharp cheese and sweet pickle is a match made in heaven! Our twist is wrapped in flaky, crisp puff pastry for a lighter party snack.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories41
  • Carbs4.8g
  • Protein0.9g
  • Fat2g
  • Saturates1.1g
  • Sugars0.8g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

‘Tis the season to be jolly, but also the season for delicious, slimming friendly party food, too! We love a good get-together with party food aplenty, but this doesn’t mean your slimming plan needs to go out of the window.

These Cheese and Pickle Twists look great on any buffet table, and they are so much easier to make than you might think! Simple and quick, and needing minimal equipment, these would be ideal to make up in advance ready to pop on the table over the festive season.

We’ve used light puff pastry and reduced fat Cheddar cheese to keep these Cheese and Pickle Twists at only 41 calories per twist. We love using light puff pastry as it’s just as good as the full fat version, such as our Pigs in Blankets in Puff Pastry

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Once you’ve mastered the ‘twisting’ method, you can be as creative as you like with the fillings. Why not try a festive combination of Stilton and cranberry sauce? Don’t forget our Pizza Twists for a tasty Italian-inspired version!

For a sweet addition to the buffet table, full of wintery flavours, pop a few Spiced Christmas Biscuits in the mix:

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Take a look at our Christmas category for even more delicious festive recipes!

What diets are these Cheese and Pickle Twists suitable for?

Cheese and Pickle Twists can be enjoyed on vegetarian diets.

It can be made suitable for gluten free diets, as long as you substitute the ready rolled light puff pastry for suitable gluten free alternatives. You can usually find this in the same chilled aisle or in the ‘free from’ section at the supermarket.

If you’re cooking for people with allergies, be extra careful when checking ingredients and preparing food!

How Weight Watchers friendly are these Cheese and Pickle Twists recipe?

  • If you’re on WW Green you need to count 2Points per portion of this Cheese and Pickle Twists recipe.
  • If you’re on WW Blue you need to count 2 Points per portion of this Cheese and Pickle Twists recipe.
  • If you’re on WW Purple you need to count 2 Points per portion of this Cheese and Pickle Twists recipe.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Cheese and Pickle Twists?

You’ll need ready rolled light puff pastry which you can find in the chilled aisle at the supermarket. This makes these twists so much easier than making your own pastry and there’s less washing up afterwards!

You’ll also need a jar of sweet pickle or chutney, and the smoother varieties work best.

When a recipe calls for grated cheese, we use a fine grater. This is because it always feels like you get so much more, and it feels like it goes much further than a traditional grater. You can use one for cheese, chocolate and even zesting fruit.

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How many calories are in these Cheese and Pickle Twists?

These Cheese and Pickle Twists is included in our Everyday Light category because it contains just 41 calories per twist. For more delicious dishes all under 400 calories, take a look at other Everyday Light recipes!

This Cheese and Pickle Twists recipe are ideal when following any of the larger diet plans such as Weight Watchers or counting calories.

The average woman needs around 2000kcal per day to maintain a healthy body weight, and men typically need slightly more at 2,500kcals, but you may want to reduce these if you are aiming to lose weight. You can find more information on the NHS website.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180ºC.

Step 2

Line a baking sheet with baking parchment and spray with a little low calorie cooking spray.

Step 3

Unroll the pastry sheet, with the long side towards you.

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Step 4

Spread the pickle along the long half closest to you. A pastry brush is great for this.

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Step 5

Sprinkle the cheese, evenly on top of the pickle and fold the top half of the pastry over. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper, if you wish.

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Step 6

Using a sharp knife, cut into 32 strips, twist each strip and place on the baking sheet.

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Step 7

Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes until the pastry is crisp and golden.

Step 8

Enjoy!

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What could I serve with these Cheese and Pickle Twists?

Serve with some of our other party food favourites for a festive buffet:

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How do you know when Cheese and Pickle Twists are cooked?

You should cook these Cheese and Pickle Twists until the pastry golden and crispy. This will take around 15 minutes in the oven.

To keep your family safe, the advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes.

How long can you keep Cheese and Pickle Twists in the fridge?

Ideally you should eat them within 4 hours of serving it.

If you have any leftovers, then make sure that you allow them to cool before popping them in an airtight container with a lid for up to 3 days.

Can I freeze Cheese and Pickle Twists?

YES you can freeze this recipe! If you do, then remember to do the following:

  • Allow to cool and then freeze as soon as they are cold enough.
  • Wrap well and place in a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
  • Add a label with the recipe name and what date you froze it

How do I reheat Cheese and Pickle Twists?

From chilled: Reheat in a moderate oven for 5 minutes until crispy.

From frozen: Defrost overnight and follow instructions from chilled.

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Cheese and Pickle Twists

Creamy, sharp cheese and sweet pickle is a match made in heaven! Our twist is wrapped in flaky, crisp puff pastry for a lighter party snack.
  • Prep Time
    15 MINS
  • Cook Time
    12 MINS
  • KCals 41
  • Carbs 4.8G
  • WW Points:
  • 2 Green
  • 2 Blue
  • 2 Purple

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet ready rolled light puff pastry 320g sheet
  • 40 g reduced fat mature Cheddar cheese finely grated
  • 2 tbsp sweet pickle or chutney smoother varieties work best
  • low calorie cooking spray
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

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Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC.
  2. Line a baking sheet with baking parchment and spray with a little low calorie cooking spray.
  3. Unroll the pastry sheet, with the long side towards you.
  4. Spread the pickle along the long half closest to you. A pastry brush is great for this.
  5. Sprinkle the cheese, evenly on top of the pickle and fold the top half of the pastry over. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper, if you wish.
  6. Using a sharp knife, cut into 32 strips, twist each strip and place on the baking sheet.
  7. Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes until the pastry is crisp and golden.
  8. Enjoy!

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Recipe notes

We used Cheddar and sweet pickle for these straws, but it works equally well with other varieties. Why not try a festive combination of Stilton and cranberry sauce?

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