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Pesto Twists

 Pesto Twists
Use pesto made straight from your garden or purchase it prepared from the grocery store to fill these easy appetizers. —Jaye Beeler, Grand Rapids, Michigan
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


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


  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • 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.
  • Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
  • Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 appetizer equals 265 calories, 17 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 270 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 6 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.