Red and green pesto star bread

Red and Green Pesto Star Bread Recipe - video tutorial

It's super easy to make this Pesto Star Bread. A simple, soft dough with both red and green pestos and a little cheesy goodness.  You can also swap out the pesto for other savory or sweet fillings.

Course Appetizer, bread
Cuisine American
Keyword pesto bread, star bread
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 16 wedges
Calories 120 kcal
Author Ashlee Marie


  • 1 C whole milk
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 C butter softened
  • 2 1/4 C all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 jar Hemisfares Pesto or 1 of each to use both red - find 49 - and green - 50
  • 1/2 C italian blend cheese
  • 1 Egg slightly beaten
  • Course salt optional
US Customary - Metric


  1. In in your mixing bowl with a dough hook add yeast, sugar and warm milk (about 40 seconds in the microwave to get it to 110 degrees), let sit for 10 mins.
  2. then add the butter, salt and 2 C flour and mix until the dough comes together and starts to clean the sides - add more flour if needed just 2 Tbsp at a time, don't add too much flour - you'll end up with tough dough.
  3. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl and flip to coat both sides, then cover and let rise until doubled in size, about an hour.
  4. punch down and divide into four equal balls.
  5. Roll each ball out to 10-12 inches and use a plate cut circles.
  6. spread the 1/3rd of the pesto onto a circle then 1/3rd of the cheese, repeat leaving the 4th final circle blank
  7. place a 2 inch cutter or glass in the center of the circle - this is to mark where your NOT going to cut. cut the circle into 16 wedges
  8. twist every two wedges the opposite direction then pinch together - repeat around
  9. let rise 15 mins
  10. preheat oven to 400
  11. brush with the beaten egg, sprinkle on salt if desired
  12. bake 15-18 mins

Recipe Video