Pesto Twists Recipe
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Pesto Twists Recipe

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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
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 package (17.3 ounces) frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1/2 cup prepared pesto
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

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


  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 one 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 four times. Place 2 in. apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets, pressing down ends.
  3. Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Pesto Twists in Taste of Home September/October 2013, p3-7

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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justmbeth User ID: 1196484 220484
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2015

"We made these on pizza night and they were a big hit with the family. easy to make, just need to remember to thaw pastry dough."

popoaggie User ID: 2713833 127857
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2013

"I made these to take to a luncheon along with a home made salad. They where a nice addition to the salad and everyone seemed to like them. I will make them again."

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