These Stuffed Cheesy Pesto Rolls are an easy dish to make for those hungry dinner guests. Soft and buttery rolls are filled with pesto sauce and mozzarella cheese, and then baked until golden. Crispy on the outsize and oozing with flavor on the inside, this simple roll is sure to wow even the pickiest of eaters!
Stuffed Cheesy Pesto Rolls
It’s time to talk about some carbs today, friends!
After all, carbs are never a bad thing, right?
I’m a sucker for warm, soft, garlic-y, herb-y bread. You know, the Olive Garden type bread sticks, rolls straight from the oven, that sort of thing. There’s just nothing better in my book!
And when my cravings hit, you better believe that I’m allll about the bread. Or rolls, in this case.
And pesto. Let’s not forget about the pesto! From this Easy Basil Pesto, to that Basil Pesto Pasta with Broccoli and Mushrooms, this Pesto Tortellini Bake, and that Quinoa and Chickpea Pesto Salad, I love it all. I have a soft spot for pesto and try to incorporate it into as many dishes as I can.
These cheesy rolls are an easy dish to make for those hungry dinner guests. Soft and buttery rolls are filled with pesto sauce and mozzarella cheese, and then baked until golden. Crispy on the outsize and oozing with flavor on the inside, this simple roll is sure to wow even the pickiest of eaters!
If you love pesto and cheese, then you’ve got to try these easy and oh-so cheesy rolls. They’re bursting with deliciousness and so easy to make. Because remember, I’m all about the easy recipes here on Pumpkin ‘N Spice!
Now, I know pesto rolls aren’t necessarily anything new, but I just had to try them. And I got the inspiration from these Stuffed Pizza Rolls that I made a few years ago. While the pictures definitely need an update (see how far I’ve come in blogging photography?!), the recipe still remains just as delicious.
I used a pre-made biscuit dough, some store-bought pesto (although you could easily make my Basil Pesto Sauce for these babies), and some mozzarella pearls and spices. Easy peasy and oh-so good! In about 20 minutes, these rolls will be piping hot and ready to be devoured.
And the best part? These stuffed rolls make a delicious appetizer, side dish, or late night snack. Pesto and cheese were made for each other, especially when combined in a flaky and buttery biscuit. Mmm mmm good!
Looking for more easy side dishes? I’ve got you covered!
- Roasted Mushrooms with Garlic and Rosemary
- Caprese Pasta Salad
- Skillet Honey Cornbread
- Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes
- Roasted Garlic Parmesan Carrots
- Garlic Parmesan Corn
- Creamy Mac and Cheese
An Easy Video Tutorial for Making Stuffed Cheesy Pesto Rolls:
Stuffed Cheesy Pesto Rolls
- 1 can (16.3 ounce) refrigerated biscuits
- ½ cup prepared pesto sauce
- 8 mozzarella pearls
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter melted
- ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a casserole dish or 9 inch pie pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
- Flatten each biscuit with the palm of your hand (or rolling pin). Spread about 1 teaspoon of pesto sauce onto the center of each biscuit, followed by one mozzarella pearl.
- Working one at a time, pinch the sides of the roll upwards to seal the dough, and then roll into a ball. Place into prepared dish. Repeat with each remaining biscuit.
- Combine the melted butter, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder in a small bowl. Lightly brush the butter mixture on top of each roll. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the tops.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until the rolls start to brown and the tops are firm. Remove from oven and let cool. Serve with pizza sauce, if desired.
Blair @ The Seasoned Mom says
Refrigerated biscuit dough is like magic! 🙂 So versatile, and so good! You’ve basically combined all of my kids’ favorite ingredients into one garlicky and cheesy carb-tastic comfort food. These look awesome, Gayle!
It sure it like magic! Thanks for the sweet comment, friend!
Keri @ Fashionable Foods says
These pesto rolls look delicious, Gayle! Nothing is better than cheesy, buttery rolls… especially when there is pesto involved!
I totally agree! Thanks, Keri!
Ashley - the recipe rebel says
OKAY, seriously?!? Pesto and cheese and bread?? Pretty much all of my favorite things in one place! These would make my Monday WAY more doable 🙂
Haha right?! It’s the best for a Monday! 🙂 Thanks, Ashley!
Ohhh man! The only thing better than a piece of cheesy bread is a piece of cheesy bread with pesto inside!! This sounds and looks heavenly!
Yesss! Cheesy pesto bread definitely kicks it up a few levels! 🙂 Thanks, Sues!
Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven says
Oh my goodness, pesto is literally my FAVORITE thing to eat with bread so these gorgeous rolls are right up my alley! Who could resist all that cheesy mozzarella goodness??
Thank you, Sarah! Pesto is the BEST on bread!
Dawn - Girl Heart Food says
Any day that involves carbs is a good day if you ask me and you really can’t beat that store bought dough – so convenient! And you know what? I just happen to have the ingredients to make these babies! Woot woot! It’s a holiday here and raining and this would be perfect to have! Honestly, if it were sunny, they still would be perfect cause cheese and carbs 😉 Pinned! Cheers to an awesome week, my friend!
Carbs are definitely a good thing, especially with cheese! Thanks for the sweet comment and pin, Dawn!
Demeter | Beaming Baker says
Carbs are totally never a bad thing! Especially on a Monday, G. 😉 Love anything stuffed with anything (think brownies stuffed with PB cups, cookies stuffed with caramel)–it’s all good to me! Love how wonderfully golden and just perfectly stuffed these are! I know my sister would just love this! She’s a huge fan of stuffed garlic knots. Pinned, of course! Happy Monday, my friend. 🙂
Yes! Stuffed anything is a winner in my book! Thanks for the pin and kind words, friend!
Gayle these look SO delicious with that pesto and cheese oozing out of them! What a great idea to use biscuit dough to make these super easy. I’m a sucker for fresh baked bread, pesto, and cheese so these are a triple threat where I’m concerned!
I love finding simple ways to make things, and pre-made biscuits are the best! 🙂 Thanks, Marcie!
Cathleen @ A Taste of Madness says
Why have I never thought of this?? I love pesto. I put it in almost everything. But somehow never stuffed it in rolls
Stuffed rolls with pesto are sooo good! Thanks, Cathleen!
Oh my goodness, soft cheesy bread is like the best thing! Love that you added pesto – these gorgeous rolls would disappear SO quickly at our house!
Cheesy pesto rolls, Heaven Balls– either name works, really. I mean come on, does it really get any better than this!? Didn’t think so.
No, I don’t mind carbs! I love baked goods 🙂 These cheesy rolls look amazing. Love that you added pesto 🙂
Thanks, Mira! Pesto makes everything better! 🙂
Pamela (BrooklynFarmGirl) says
These rolls look so tasty!
Does it get any better than this? I don’t think so! Soft buttery rolls with pesto and gooey cheese is all I’m going to crave until I have it! Thanks for sharing!! Pinned!
Thanks for the pesto love and pin, friend!
Lindsay | With Salt and Pepper says
I was literally just talking with my best friend about Olive Garden’s breadsticks yesterday! I’m completely on board with cheesy carbs…I’d take them over cake any day of the week 😉
Cheesy carbs are definitely needed most day! 🙂 Thanks, Lindsay!
These look delicious! anything with pesto is always amazing in my opinion!
OMG these sound dangerously crave-worthy!! The pictures are so enticing and I love everything about the flavor.
Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says
Carb heaven! I want all the stuffed cheesy pesto rolls!!!! yum and love the video!
Thank you, Alice!
I have been on a pesto kick like no other lately … and stuffed inside these rolls??? Yes yes! I wish I had one (or three!) to go with my lunch!
They’re SO good! Thanks, Ashley!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says
I swear I commented on these, Gayle, but I don’t see my comment… I had problems with my internet Monday, so I’m thinking I got timed out and the comment didn’t make it through. I’m so sorry about that!! These rolls look absolutely amazing!!! Talk about carb heaven! I mean, dinner rolls in general are delicious, but stuffed with pesto AND cheese?! Hold the phone!!! SOO delicious! Pinned of course! Cheers, friend! <3
Thank for the pesto love and pin, friend!
Karen (Back Road Journal) says
I know that my husband could make a meal just of these rolls. 🙂
The best kind of meal! 🙂
One word; “AMAZING” !!! I’m going to try making these with ‘frozen bread dough,’ …… love all kinds of breads. I’m so glad I came upon this yummy recipe, thanks for sharing!!! : < )
I’m so glad you like this, Sherry! I love the idea of using frozen bread dough…let me know how it turns out! Thanks so much for stopping by!