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Pesto Twists

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


12 twists

Updated: Dec. 21, 2022
Use pesto made straight from your garden if you make these in the summer or purchase it prepared from the grocery store to fill these easy appetizers. —Jaye Beeler, Grand Rapids, Michigan
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  • 1 package (17.3 ounces) frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1/2 cup prepared pesto
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Marinara sauce, warmed, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Unfold puff pastry sheets on a lightly floured surface. Roll each sheet into a 12-in. square. Spread pesto onto 1 pastry sheet to within 1/4 in. of edges. Sprinkle with cheese. Top with remaining pastry, pressing lightly. Cut into twelve 1-in.-wide strips. Twist each strip 4 times. Place 2 in. apart on parchment-lined baking sheets, pressing down ends.
  3. Bake until golden brown, 12-15 minutes. Serve warm with marinara sauce, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 twist: 265 calories, 17g fat (4g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 270mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.

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