Parmesan Pesto Breadsticks

Parmesan Pesto Breadsticks – Quick and easy 3 ingredient twisted breadsticks made with basil and shredded parmesan. The perfect side dish to go with pasta!

Pesto Breadsticks

I had been planning on making these parmesan pesto breadsticks for so long and wow, I am so glad I finally got around to them! I made these quick and easy breadsticks covered in pesto and parmesan to go with a bowl of three cheese tortellini, topped with a fire-roasted marinara sauce and it was the perfect meal! It had been way too long since I had had a good bowl of pasta (okay, well, a week but I live on pasta so that is a long time).  Personally, I believe that breadsticks go with any bowl of pasta and I know these will be a regular pairing now at my house!

Pesto is such an amazing addition to so many meals but I feel like I do not use it in recipes enough.  One of my favorite uses of pesto is putting some on gnocchi, it is so delicious and really easy! I can’t wait to try making it myself soon, somehow, it’s something I have never delved into.  I’ve seen so many wonderful variations of pesto like sundried tomato pesto and such that it has me excited to give it a go.

Looking for a pasta recipe to pair with these breadsticks? Make sure to check out my Creamy Roasted Garlic Pasta, Caprese Pasta, and Spinach Ricotta Gnudi!

Notes on parmesan pesto breadsticks

  • Add some butter on top to add some extra flavor!
  • I used store brought pesto but homemade would be amazing!

Parmesan Pesto Breadsticks

Parmsesan Pesto Breadsticks

Parmesan Pesto Breadsticks – Quick and easy 3 ingredient twisted breadsticks made with basil and shredded parmesan. The perfect side dish to go with pasta!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 1 can pizza dough
  • 1/2 cup pesto
  • 1/3 cup shredded parmesan

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Open can of pizza dough and spread out.

  3. Spread pesto evenly on the pizza dough before sprinkling the parmesan on the dough, leaving a bit to sprinkle on top of the twists before baking.

  4. Twist the breadstick a few times before placing on baking sheet.

  5. Sprinkle remaining parmesan cheese on top of twists before placing them in the oven.

  6. Bake 20-22 minutes or until a light, golden brown.

  7. Take out of oven and let cool before serving.

Twisted Pesto Breadsticks

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Megan @ MegUnprocessed
    February 2, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    This looks great! Breadsticks are a great appetizer.

  • Reply
    peasonlab.com
    April 5, 2017 at 3:25 am

    Delicious Parmesan Pesto Twists perfect for a snack or as an easy and impressive appetizer.

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