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4.34 from 9 votes

Parmesan Pesto Twists

Delicious Parmesan Pesto Twists perfect for a snack or as an easy and impressive appetizer. 4 ingredients are all you need!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: 30 minutes, bread, pesto
Servings: 20
Calories: 161kcal



  • Preheat your oven to 400 F degrees.
  • Roll out the puff pastry sheet so that it's about 15x12 inches on a floured work surface.
  • Spread 1/2 cup of the pesto evenly over the puff pastry, you want to make sure it's fully covered.
  • Sprinkle half the parmesan cheese over the pesto.
  • Cut into 1 inch strips. Fold each strip in half then pick it up and twist it a few times. Place the twists onto an ungreased baking sheet, leaving about an inch in between them.
  • Repeat with remaining puff pastry sheet and remaining pesto and Parmesan cheese.
  • Brush each twist with beaten egg.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Cool on a wire rack for about 5 minutes before serving.


  1. I used pesto from a jar. You're free to use your own homemade pesto.
  2. Other sauces such as marinara or red pesto will work for this recipe as well.
  3. Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 4.4g | Fat: 12.6g | Saturated Fat: 3.4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 171mg | Sugar: 0.9g