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Pesto Rolls

Yield: makes 1 dozen


  • Pillsbury Hot Roll Mix
  • 1 cup hot water, 120 degrees F
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup pesto


  1. Follow directions for box mix.  Combine dry ingredients of roll mix with included yeast packet.

  2. In the bowl of stand mixer with a hook attachment, combine dry ingredients with water, butter, and egg.  Mix until dough pulls away from sides of bowl.  Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for a couple minutes until dough is smooth.

  3. Cover dough in greased bowl.  Let rest for 5 minutes.

  4. Roll dough out to a 15×10” rectangle.  Spread 1/3 cup of pesto evenly over the dough.  Starting with the shorter side, roll up tightly, pressing edges to seal.

  5. Cut log into 12 equal slices.  Place cut side down on a greased 13×9” pan.  Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rise for 30 minutes.

  6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Uncover rolls.  Bake for 20-30 minutes until golden brown.