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Mediterranean Rolls with Pesto and Olives

Mediterranean Rolls with Pesto and OlivesThese flavorful rolls are the next best thing to "homemade".

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (1 pound) loaf frozen bread dough, thawed
1/3 cup BUITONI Refrigerated Pesto with Basil
1/2 cup BUITONI Refrigerated Freshly Shredded Parmesan Cheese
2 tablespoons kalamata olives, pitted and diced
1 large egg, beaten

Cooking Directions:

  1. Roll out dough into 12 x 10-inch rectangle on lightly floured surface. Spread pesto over dough, leaving 1/2-inch border around edges. Sprinkle with cheese and olives. Start at long end of dough and roll into 12-inch-long cylinder; pinch dough to seal. Cut into twelve 1-inch slices and place on ungreased baking sheet.
  2. Cover with damp cloth and set in warm place for about 45 to 60 minutes, until double in size. Brush tops of rolls with beaten egg.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until rolls are light golden brown and sound hollow when tapped.

Makes 12 rolls.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of BUITONI, through ECES, Inc., Electronic Color Editorial Services.