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Easy Pesto Rolls

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This easy bread Pesto rolls recipe uses just two simple ingredients, pesto and frozen bread rolls, for fluffy restaurant style rolls. Having rolls for any holiday gathering seems to be tradition but making enough from scratch can sometimes be a big pain.

A plate with pesto rolls next to a pan and bag of frozen rolls

Using the Rhodes Bread rolls and brushing them with pesto while fresh out of the oven is a sneaky trick that will make everyone think you spent hours in the kitchen making them.

One of our local restaurants serves these soft and fluffy pesto rolls while you wait for your food and they are so good! It was natural to want to make them to have at home and a brunch get together is the perfect excuse.

However, you don’t need to wait for an excuse to make these, the pesto rolls would pair well with One Pot Lasagna Pasta, Creamy White Cheddar Mac n Cheese or Sausage Pumpkin Pasta .

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Ingredients you need:

Rhodes Bread Frozen Rolls

Prepared pesto

Yep, that’s all you need! If you would like to make your own classic pesto or try my kale pesto.

Tools you need:

Silpat 8″ Round Cake Liner or parchment paper cut to fit

8″ round cake tin

Pastry brush

I love the Silpat baking mats because I happen to hate taking the time to cut parchment paper to fit round cake tins. Plus, I am much happier with having to wash the baking mats versus tossing paper every time I bake!

Plate with rolls & a jar of pesto & pastry brush in the background

If you are looking for pastry brushes I would recommend getting a natural bristle brush versus the silicon brushes. I have silicone ones that I do use on the grill or for meats in the oven, but for any kind of baking I find the natural bristle brushes much more effective. 

The silicone brushes I always found to be too harsh to use on delicate pastries or breads. I’ve never had issues with the natural bristle brushes.

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How To Make Easy Pesto Rolls:

Line an 8″ round cake tin with parchment paper or use a silicone baking mat spraying the sides of the tin first. Arrange 12 frozen Rhodes rolls in the tin with 8 on the outside and 4 on the inside. 

Cover with plastic wrap sprayed with cooking spray. Allow to rise for 3-5 hours until double in size.

Bake rolls at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes. Remove the rolls from the pan and place on a cooling rack. Immediately brush them with the pesto and allow to cool slightly before serving.

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Tips and Tricks

Want more pesto flavor? Toss the rolls in the pesto before placing them in the pan to rise. Then brush with more pesto once they come out of the oven.

Need a bigger batch of rolls? You can make these in a 9 by 13 pan or on a cookie sheet instead of in a cake tin. About 20 rolls fit in the 9 by 13 and 24 rolls will fit on a cookie sheet.

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Several pesto rolls on a blue plate

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Easy Pesto Rolls

This easy bread Pesto rolls recipe uses just two simple ingredients, pesto and frozen bread rolls, for fluffy restaurant style rolls.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Rising time: 3 hours
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 126kcal
Author: Jade Jones

Ingredients

  • 12 frozen Rhodes rolls
  • 1/3 cup pesto

Instructions

  • Line an 8" round cake tin with parchment paper or use a silicone baking mat spraying the sides of the tin first. Arrange 12 frozen Rhodes rolls in the tin with 8 on the outside and 4 on the inside.
  • Cover with plastic wrap sprayed with cooking spray. Allow to rise for 3-5 hours until double in size.
  • Bake rolls at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes.  Remove the rolls from the pan and place on a cooling rack. Immediately brush them with the pesto and allow to cool slightly before serving.

Notes

Want more pesto flavor?  Toss the rolls in the pesto before placing them in the pan to rise.  Then brush with more pesto once they come out of the oven.  
Need a bigger batch of rolls? You can make these in a 9 by 13 pan or on a cookie sheet instead of in a cake tin.  About 20 rolls fit in the 9 by 13 and 24 rolls will fit on a cookie sheet.

Nutrition

Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 194mg | Potassium: 2mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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5 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Pesto + Rolls = the best recipe ever!!! I am going to make these for Easter for the whole family. This recipe is incredible.

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