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Simple and easy meal options are always a winner in my book. And these cheesy breadsticks made with Barilla Creamy Genovese Pesto have soon become a favorite in my household. I make them every time we have spaghetti or lasagna. Not only are they delicious, but they are super easy to make.
About Barilla Creamy Genovese Pesto
Barilla Creamy Genovese Pesto is imported from Italy, and made with Italian basil and freshly grated Italian cheese, and has a deliciously, creamy texture.
This pesto can be used in so many different ways. It is delicious stirred into pasta and grains, spread onto sandwiches and toast, marinated with meats and veggies, and as a dip for crackers and vegetables.
I decided to put a twist on our normal cheesy breadsticks by adding pesto. The pairing is absolutely perfect.
These breadsticks are great as a snack with marinara or homemade ranch dipping sauce, or paired with your favorite meal, like spaghetti or lasagna. They can also be enjoyed solo. It’s like eating a cheese pizza in the form of breadsticks.
Did I mention how easy these are to make? This is a simple recipe that you can make with your kids. Here’s my easy recipe:
1 (13.8-oz) can refrigerated pizza crust ½ cup Barilla Creamy Genovese Pesto 1 tbsp olive oil 1 cup shredded cheddar and monterey jack cheese (or cheese of your choice)
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Unroll pizza dough and press onto a cookie sheet. Using a pizza cutter, cut dough lengthwise into 8 – 10 long strips. Next cut those strips in half to make roughly 16 – 20 strips. Do not separate strips. Brush lightly with olive oil. Bake for 10 minutes.
Remove breadsticks from the oven. Spread pesto on top of the partially baked breadsticks. Top with cheese. Return breadsticks to the oven and bake for about 5 minutes, until bread is golden brown and cheese is melted. Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Pull apart and enjoy!