Pesto Crescent Swirls How-To

Dress your appetizer buffet with the colors of the season.
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Brooke McLay

Appetizers are a great way to serve up festive eats. Their bite-sized servings and rich, filling flavors offer an indulgent treat for party-goers. But making a variety of appetizers can be expensive and time consuming. Not with this incredible recipe from Pillsbury®! A tube of Pillsbury® crescent rolls makes cocktail party prep a snap.

To assemble these pretty Pesto Crescent Swirls, all you need is a tube of Pillsbury® crescents, a bottle of traditional basil pesto and a bottle of sun-dried tomato or roasted red pepper pesto.

Open the tube of Pillsbury® crescent dough. Separate into two pieces; unroll each piece. Spread a thin layer of green pesto on one half of the dough and red pesto on the other half.

crescent dough unrolled and spread with pesto mixture

Roll up the crescents, and then cut into slices (about 1/2-inch thick).

Gently transfer the slices to an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in an oven preheated to 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

crescent dough rolled up and sliced, pesto swirls arranged on baking sheet

Once your spirals are golden brown, put them on a serving platter, sprinkle with fresh chopped basil and serve.

finished baked pesto crescent swirls on a square serving plate