Pesto Stuffed Star Bread

Pesto Stuffed Star Bread is a fun appetizer for NYE! Yeast dough stuffed with pesto, artichoke, Parmesan cheese & Romano cheese.

For this Pesto Star Bread recipe you'll need: flour, yeast, eggs, salt, sugar, butter, pesto, Parmesan cheese and Romano cheese.


Warm milk to 115°F then whisk in sugar. Sprinkle yeast over the top, cover with a kitchen towel and let sit for 10-15 minutes.. Yeast will be frothy.

Activate Yeast

Add butter, egg, salt and flour. Knead dough on low for 3 -5 minutes until dough is smooth and soft but not too sticky.

Star Bread Dough

Form dough into a ball then place into a greased bowl. Cover bowl with a kitchen towel and place in a warm spot for 1 hour. Dough will double in size.

Let Dough Rise

Divide dough into 4 equal parts. Roll each piece out to a 10-12 inch circle. You will add filling to 3 of the 4 layers as you stack them.

How To Make Pesto Star Bread

Spread pesto, chopped artichokes, Parmesan cheese and Romano cheese on first layer.

How To Make Pesto Star Bread

Add a new layer of dough over the top then repeat process. Pesto Star Bread ends with the 4th and top layer, without any filling on that layer.

How To Make Pesto Star Bread

Use a pizza cutter to trim edges of Pesto Star Bread to make an even circle. Place an object with a 3-inch round diameter in the center of the dough.

How To Cut Pesto Star Bread

Using a pizza cutter, cut up the center, avoiding the middle circle then through the center the opposite direction. Continue making cuts until you have 16 pieces.

How To Make Pesto Star Bread

Take 2 pieces of dough next to each other then twist  each piece 3 times. Press the bottom of the two pieces together to form a point.

Twisting Pesto Star Bread

Brush Pesto Star Bread with egg wash then bake at 350°F for 20-25 minutes. Top with more Parmesan cheese then serve warm.

Baking Pesto Star Bread 

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