Pesto Rolls

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OK, I have to admit something. As soon as I found out that Jeff and Zoe, the people behind Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day were going to be at Foodbuzz Fest, I got really excited. Like, super excited.

Because I have been making bread with their book for a year and a half now, and before their book I was all, bread? You mean quick bread? Oh, you don’t? Nevermind.

Truly. I was.

Pesto rolls - The pesto kind of melts into the dough in these pesto rolls, resulting in a mild flavor, but these are just special enough to impress your friends.

I really do love their book (as evidenced by my squeaking “I LOVE it!” to Jeff when he asked if I had it), and I’m not just saying that because I now have an autographed copy of their second book, Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day.

I was actually planning on putting it on my wish list (already full of foodie books) but now I can test out some recipes and get a copy for someone else!

So for my first try with the new book, I mixed up the Whole Grain Master Recipe. Then I made it into rolls. The pesto kind of melts into the dough, resulting in a mild flavor, but these are just special enough to impress your friends.

Pesto rolls - pesto-roll-to-be

Yum. That looks awesome, doesn’t it? But this is actually too much. Don’t be so generous, or when you roll it up you’ll end up with your counter covered in pesto. Trust me. I know.

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Pesto Rolls

Pesto Rolls

Author : Megan Myers
5 from 1 vote
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes


  • 1 melon-sized hunk of dough
  • Approximately 1/4 cup of pesto*


  • Lightly flour countertop and roll out dough until you have a rectangle size, with a thickness of about 1/4 inch.
  • Slather a thin layer of pesto all over that sucker.
  • Roll up dough carefully. If any pesto leaks out just clean it up later.
  • Using a serrated knife, cut dough into 1-inch pieces and carefully lay them cut-side down on a parchment-covered cookie sheet.
  • Let rise for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F, and bake rolls for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown.


For extra pesto flavor, spoon a small amount pesto on top of the rolls before baking.


Serving: 1 Servings

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate based on online calculators. Any nutritional information found on Stetted should be used as a general guideline only.

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