Easy cheesy pesto pastry twists

Oct 17, 2021
These homemade twists with cheese and pesto are a delicious snack, and so easy! Source: Getty Images

Try saying that three times fast … These easy cheesy pesto pastry twists are perfect for entertaining. Whip up a batch in next to no time and serve on a platter with a dipping sauce, or wrap in prosciutto for something fancier.

Serves 6.


  • 2 sheets puff pastry
  • 170g fresh pesto
  • 1 ½ cups mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 180C.
  2. Roll out a sheet of puff pastry and spread the pesto evenly over it, leaving a small amount of room at the edges. Sprinkle over the mozzarella and place another sheet of puff pastry on top, making a sandwich.
  3. Cut into thin strips with a sharp knife. Grab both ends of each strip, press down firmly to seal the edges and twist.
  4. Transfer onto a baking tray lined with baking paper, and brush with beaten egg. Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle over the parmesan.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes until golden brown.

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