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Cheesy Pesto Breadsticks

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Created by Mariam E.
Super quick and super delicious, you can whip up a fresh batch of these homemade Cheesy Pesto Breadsticks in no time!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 large bread loaf
  • 1 cup fresh pesto sauce store bought, I got mine from Costco's
  • 3 cups mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil chopped
  • Aluminum foil


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Slice the bread loaf in half. Spread 1/2 cup of pesto sauce onto each loaf.
  • Add one cup of mozzarella cheese onto each loaf to cover the pesto sauce. Sprinkle some black pepper on top of the cheese.
  • Individually wrap each loaf to cover the surrounding sides of the bread.
  • Bake in the oven until the cheese becomes golden brown. This should take about 12-15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, top with some fresh chopped basil, slice and serve.


  • Use a preheated oven.
  • Shred your own cheese. Pre shredded cheese contains caking agents which means it doesn't melt as well. But you can of course use pre shredded cheese if in a pinch, still tastes great!
  • Ideally go for fresh pesto from the store. But you can use jarred if that's what you have to hand, again, still tastes great!
  • Top with fresh basil for a pop of color and an extra herby punch.
  • Dip in a side of marinara sauce - so good!


Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 768mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1265IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 357mg | Iron: 1mg
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