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Pesto and Parmesan Bread Sticks

Pesto and Parmesan Bread Sticks


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.

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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!

Kelli Lyn
Course Appetizer
Servings 8 servings


  • 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.


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