These easy cheesy pesto bombs are made with store bought pesto and mozzarella cheese baked in the center of buttery baked dough.
Easy Cheesy Pesto Bombs
From the recipe collection of Tara Ippolito
These easy cheesy pesto bombs might just be your new favorite appetizer or snack.
They certainly are mine.
I made these for a family get together a couple weeks ago and everyone absolutely loved them.
Recipes like this will make your life so much easier.
They take almost no time to make and you know they’ll be an instant crowd pleaser, also.
You can serve these as an appetizer instead of garlic bread or rolls with butter.
But they would be delicious as a snack, too.
Taking shortcuts when making this by using premade dough and pesto, keep this recipe as simple to make as possible.
Simple, but still loaded with flavor.
Pesto, melted cheese and buttery baked bread just goes so well together.
It’s like the perfect combination of flavors.
I hope you give this recipe a try. I know that if you do, you’ll love it just as much as my family and I do.
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What are the options for dough?
For this recipe, I used the new pilsbury mini pizza crust and they were perfect for this.
The size was just right for this recipe.
If you aren’t able to find them, that’s no big deal at all.
You can use your own pizza dough recipe, buy some from your local pizzeria, or use the regular Pillsbury pizza crust.
The Pillsbury mini pizza crusts come pre-cut so just be sure to cut whatever pizza dough you choose into circles that are relatively on the small side but they can still fit the Pesto and Cheese nicely.
What cheese can I use?
I use mozzarella cheese for this recipe, and I think that goes perfectly with a Pesto.
Parmesan with certainly work also.
If you’d like to use some thing else, then certainly be my guest.
All I ask is that you do not use prepackaged shredded cheese.
There are all sorts of chemicals in those bags to keep the cheese from clumping and staying fresh, but they also prevent it from melting properly.
So just make sure that you shred the cheese yourself so these pesto bombs can have a gooey cheesy center like they should.
What can I serve these easy cheesy pesto bombs with?
What you serve these with his up to you.
Like I mentioned earlier, I like to serve these instead of garlic bread or rolls with butter during dinner.
They also make for a really nice snack too.
Easy cheesy pesto bomb ingredients
- Pillsbury mini pizza crust
- Mozzarella cheese
- Olive oil
First, open the tube of mini pizza crusts and separate each one.
Now with a rolling pin, gently roll them out so the dough is larger and thinned out.
Next place some pesto in the center of each one and spread a thin layer out into the center.
Then add some mozzarella cheese on top.
After that close the dough around the pesto and mozzarella cheese. Be sure to close it tight so no filling leaks out.
Place them seam side down on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Using the palm of your hand, push down on the rolls to flatten them out just a little bit.
Now brush the tops with a little olive oil.
Bake them until the tops are golden brown and the dough is cooked all the way through.
Finally let them cool slightly and enjoy.
Easy Cheesy Pesto Bombs
- 1 can Pillsbury Mini Pizza Crust
- 1 Premade Pesto
- 1/4-1/2 c Mozzarella cheese, cubed or shredded
- 1-2 tbs Olive Oil
- First, open the Pillsbury pizza crust, separate them individually and roll them out thin using a rolling pin.
- Next add about 1 tbs of pesto into the center of each one. Try to leave some exposed dough on the sides so they are easier to seal.
- Now evenly distribute the mozzarella cheese into each center and wrap the dough around the pesto and cheese. Be sure to seal it as tight as you can.
- Then place them seam side down on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and brush the tops with a little olive oil
- bake at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes or until the dough is nice and golden. Let them cool slightly and enjoy