Pesto parmesan bread sticks are a great way to inject bold Italian flavors into a meal. The fresh pesto and salty parmesan make for a great appetizer or a midday snack!
There’s a restaurant in Sonoma County called Mary’s Pizza Shack. I’ll forever be a fan of their house salads and Pesto Parmesan bread sticks.
I had some pizza dough sitting in my fridge for almost a week thinking I was going to make pizza with it. I ran out of toppings for pizza, but I did have some frozen pesto and a little bit of Parmesan cheese left in the fridge. Rather than letting it go to waste, I decided I’d try to recreate my favorite bread sticks from Mary’s.
I’m so glad I did because I didn’t have to waste the dough that I bought from Whole Foods AND we were going to have a delicious side with our halibut that night — win win!
- 1 portion of pizza dough
- ¼ cup of your favorite pesto
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 500 degrees with your pizza stone in the oven.
- Cut your pizza dough into 6-8 equal parts, depending on how many bread sticks you want.
- Roll each piece into a long stick shape.
- Brush with pesto and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
- Twist the dough with your fingers and place on preheated pizza stone or baking sheet.
- Bake bread sticks for 10-15 minutes or until lightly golden brown.