Pesto & Parmesan Breadsticks



1 sheet puff pastry, defrosted

½ to 1 cup pesto – homemade or prepared

½ cup grated parmesan cheese

Marinara sauce for dipping


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Flatten puff pastry out on prepared sheet – a rolling pin helps, but not necessary.

Spread with pesto and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Cut into strips and twist before laying each strip on the baking sheet.

Bake about 15 to 20 minutes until crispy.



1 large handful of basil (2 cups loosely packed)

2 cloves peeled garlic

½ cup Parmesan cheese, about 2 oz (I let the processor do my grating)

1/3 cup olive oil

1 tsp butter

¼ cup toasted walnuts

Salt to taste


Put all ingredients in a food processor and blend to a coarse paste scraping down sides of processor as needed. Add more olive oil if necessary, to get a good consistency. 

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