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These easy Pesto Breadsticks are soft and flavorful with savory basil pesto and cheesy mozzarella twisted inside. A great appetizer or side for soup, salad, or pasta.

These easy Pesto Breadsticks are soft and flavorful with savory basil pesto and cheesy mozzarella twisted inside. A great appetizer or side for soup, salad, or pasta.

Baking bread can sometimes feel like a huge process that can sometimes be tricky to get just right. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be that way thanks to Rhodes frozen dough.

These easy Pesto Breadsticks are soft and flavorful with savory basil pesto and cheesy mozzarella twisted inside. A great appetizer or side for soup, salad, or pasta.

I can have fresh bread for dinner any night of the week with minimal effort as long as I have Rhodes dough in my freezer. (Which I always keep stocked and ready to go!)

These pesto breadsticks are easy to make with Rhodes bread. They make a great appetizer for game day. They go wonderfully with soup, salad, or pasta. And they even have a hint of green for St. Patrick’s Day. So many reasons to make them!

These easy Pesto Breadsticks are soft and flavorful with savory basil pesto and cheesy mozzarella twisted inside. A great appetizer or side for soup, salad, or pasta.

PESTO BREADSTICKS

Pesto Breadsticks are super easy to make with 1 loaf of Rhodes White Bread or 12 Rhodes Dinner Rolls. Then all you need is some basil pesto (I prefer homemade or a fresher refrigerated variety over the shelf-stable jars) and some shredded mozzarella cheese.

Ingredients for Easy Pesto Breadsticks -- Rhodes White Bread, Pesto, and Shredded Mozzarella.

Roll the thawed dough into a large rectangle about 12×18-inches (the size of a half sheet tray). Spread a layer of pesto over the dough.

Rhodes bread dough rolled into a rectangle with pesto spread on top.

Sprinkle generously with shredded mozzarella cheese. Then fold the dough in half with the shorter ends together, so the dough is stacked with the cheese and pesto inside.

Rhodes bread dough slathered with pesto and shredded mozzarella.

Use a pizza cutter to divide the dough evenly into twelve, 1-inch strips. (If using a silicone mat underneath the dough [like shown], be careful not to press so hard that you cut the mat.)

Pesto Breadsticks stuffed with basil pesto and mozzarella.

Gently twist the dough to make breadsticks, keeping as much of the filling inside as possible. Place the pesto breadsticks about 1-inch apart on a prepared baking sheet. Cover with sprayed plastic wrap and let the dough rest for 20-30 minutes.

These easy Pesto Breadsticks are soft and flavorful with savory basil pesto and cheesy mozzarella twisted inside. A great appetizer or side for soup, salad, or pasta.

Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes. Brush the tops with melted butter mixed with garlic salt for added flavor. Enjoy these pesto breadsticks warm!

These easy Pesto Breadsticks are soft and flavorful with savory basil pesto and cheesy mozzarella twisted inside. A great appetizer or side for soup, salad, or pasta.
Pesto Breadsticks

Pesto Breadsticks

Yield: 12 breadsticks
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 50 minutes

These easy Pesto Breadsticks are soft and flavorful with savory basil pesto and cheesy mozzarella twisted inside.

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf Rhodes White Bread, thawed*
  • 1/3 cup prepared pesto (refrigerated variety preferred over shelf-stable jar)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt, optional

Instructions

  1. *Place a loaf of Rhodes frozen dough on a greased or silicone lined baking sheet covered with sprayed plastic wrap. Thaw and rise about 4-5 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Roll the thawed dough into a large rectangle about 12×18-inches (the size of a half sheet tray). Use a little dusting of flour if needed. Spread pesto evenly over the dough.
  4. Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese. Then fold the dough in half with the shorter ends together, so the dough is stacked with the cheese and pesto inside.
  5. Use a pizza cutter to divide the dough evenly into twelve, 1-inch strips. If using a silicone mat underneath the dough, be careful not to press so hard that you cut the mat.
  6. Gently twist the dough to make breadsticks, keeping as much of the filling inside as possible. Place the pesto breadsticks about 1-inch apart on a prepared baking sheet. Cover with sprayed plastic wrap and let the dough rest for 20-30 minutes.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes or until browned and baked through. Brush the tops with melted butter mixed with garlic salt, if desired, for added flavor. Enjoy warm!