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Healthy Crescent Roll Pesto Appetizers are standing up on end in a wide mouth clear drinking glass. A stack of the remaining twists are on a cutting board behind.
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Healthy Crescent Roll Pesto Appetizers

Healthy Crescent Roll Pesto Appetizer are easy to make and also make a statement in looks and taste.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Dairy-Free, Finger Food, Vegan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 32 Appetizers
Calories 120kcal


  • 4 containers Crescent Rolls
  • 8 ounces basil pesto
  • 8 ounces sun-dried tomato pesto


  • Open one can of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls and layout on a lightly floured surface.
  • Press the seams together and press out with your fingers or a rolling pin to 14" x 8" rectangle.
  • Spread the pesto in four wide strips alternating the colors as in the photo above.  You'll use ½ to a little less than half the jay (3 to 4 ounces at the most) for this set of appetizers.
  • Unroll one can of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls onto a piece of waxed paper or parchment paper.
  • Seal perforations and press out with fingers or a rolling pin to a 14" x 8" rectangle.
  • Pick up the waxed paper carefully and invert it over the prepared dough that is spread with the pesto.
  • Remove the waxed paper, carefully.
  • Cut crosswise down the middle.  I use a dough scraper and it cuts really nice by just pushing down instead of pulling with a knife blade.  Then divide each half into eight rectangles that are evenly spaced.  Also as seen in the photo above.
  • Now pick up one rectangle at a time and twist each end in opposite directions.  You only need to do two twists in each direction.  Lay on an ungreased baking sheet.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes until light golden brown.
  • That will give you sixteen appetizers.  Now repeat steps 1 through 10 and you'll be done with 32 appetizers to share and enjoy.


Serving: 1Appetizer | Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 220mg | Vitamin A: 190IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.1mg