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Tomato-Pesto Appetizers

Tomato-Pesto Appetizers
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 20
Appetizers with pesto are always a fan favorite, and when it comes to the best pesto appetizer, this recipe is it. Made with Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Southern Homestyle Buttermilk Biscuits, pesto, fresh tomato and mozzarella, you can prep these in just 20 minutes. We recommend making a double batch, because these pesto bites are sure to go fast!
Updated May 5, 2021

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup seeded, diced tomato
  • 2 tablespoons refrigerated basil pesto
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded mozzarella cheese (1 oz)
  • 1 can (10.2 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Southern Homestyle Buttermilk Biscuits (5 Count)
  • 2 tablespoons finely shredded Parmesan cheese

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 20 mini muffin cups with cooking spray. In medium bowl, mix tomato, pesto and mozzarella cheese.
  • 2
    Separate dough into 5 biscuits; cut each in fourths. Roll each biscuit piece into a smooth ball; press one in bottom and up side of each mini muffin cup. Spoon about 1 tablespoon tomato-pesto filling into each cup; press in lightly. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  • 3
    Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until biscuit edges are golden brown. Immediately remove from pan.

  • For uniform cups, roll biscuit pieces into perfectly round, smooth balls before pressing into mini muffin cups.
  • For even more flavor, add 2 finely chopped garlic cloves to the tomato mixture.
  • Chopped or shredded fresh basil leaves make a pretty garnish for these appetizers.
  • Press dough into mini muffin cups up to an hour ahead of time. Cover with plastic wrap, and keep chilled in the refrigerator. Prepare pesto filling; cover and refrigerate. Assemble appetizers just before baking.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
60
Calories from Fat
25
Total Fat
3g
4%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
7%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
150mg
6%
Potassium
90mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
7g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
1g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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