Basil Tomato Buns
Serving Size / Yield
- 18 dinner rolls, thawed and risen
- 5 Tbs. fresh basil, chopped
- 1 1/2 C. fresh Parmesan cheese, shredded
- 1/2 C. olive oil
- 2 tsp. coarsely ground pepper, divided
- 4 medium tomatoes, chopped and seeded
- 1/4 tsp. sugar
Spray work surface lightly with nonstick cooking spray. Mix rolls together and roll into a 12 X 18 inch rectangle. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest it for 10 to 15 minutes. Mix basil, cheese, oil and 1 tsp. pepper. Set aside. Place tomatoes in a colander to drain. Remove wrap from dough and spread evenly with basil mixture. Roll up jelly roll style and cut into 12 equal pieces. Combine drained tomatoes, remaining pepper and sugar, then arrange evenly in the bottom of a sprayed 13-by-9-inch baking pan. Top with basil filled rolls, cut side down. Cover with sprayed plastic wrap and allow to rise for about 1 hour.
Preheat oven at 350 degrees F. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Cover with foil the last 5 to 10 minutes of baking, if necessary to prevent over browning. Cool for 5 minutes and invert onto a serving platter.