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Pull Apart Cheesy Pesto Bread

Tug at your taste buds' heartstrings with pull-apart cheesy pesto bread, where gooey cheese and aromatic pesto are enveloped in a warm, golden embrace. Tear into this heavenly creation, and let the flavors sing with every bite.

May 04, 2023
95% would make again
Pull Apart Cheesy Pesto Bread


for 2 servings

  • 2 cups strong bread flour (250 g), plus more for dusting
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon yeast
  • ⅔ cup warm water (150 mL)
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil, plus a tiny bit for greasing
  • ⅔ cup pesto (150 g)
  • ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese (30 g)
  • ¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese (30 g)

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 1376
  • Fat 84g
  • Carbs 114g
  • Fiber 4g
  • Sugar 1g
  • Protein 43g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Combine the flour, salt, and yeast together, then form a well in the centre. Add the water and 1 teaspoon of the olive oil and stir until the mixture holds together.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface and knead for 7-10 minutes.
  3. Put the dough into a bowl greased with olive oil, cover with cling film, and allow to rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
  4. Knead the dough again for another minute or so, then form the mixture into 18 even-sized balls.
  5. Coat each dough ball in a generous helping of pesto.
  6. Place the dough balls into a large cake tin, cover and rise for another hour.
  7. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C.)
  8. Cover the dough balls with the cheddar and mozzarella.
  9. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  10. Enjoy!
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Pull Apart Cheesy Pesto Bread