Basil Pesto Bread53 Reviews
- Prep: 25 min
- Cook: 5 min
- Ready In: 30 min
“At a recent party our friends went wild over this. A simple pesto is spread on Italian bread and layered with roma tomatoes and cheese. It takes a little time, but it is worth it. I freeze the basil in ice cube trays, then put the cubes in freezer bags. You can easily take out and thaw what you need. Enjoy!” - by KBehrens2
Original recipe yields 16 slices
- In a blender or food processor, puree the basil leaves, olive oil and garlic. Mix in the pine nuts and Parmesan cheese. Continue processing until desired consistency is reached.
- Preheat the broiler.
- Slice Italian bread to desired thickness. Spread a layer of pesto on each slice. Top with roma (plum) tomatoes and mozzarella cheese.
- Place topped bread slices in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Broil 5 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and lightly browned.
Amount Per Serving (16 total)
- 195 cal
- 11.6 g
- 15.7 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (53)Rate This Recipe
"Yummy, I used a baguette. I would have given it 5 stars if you instructed to lightly toast the bread first. (The pesto/tomatoes make it soggy. Pesto was fantastic, I used basil and parsley mixed an..." See mored added a little salt and pepper. I have plenty pesto left over for tomorrows dinner which I will toss with pasta and shrimp alfredo. FYI - pine nuts are also called pignoli nuts and you can find them near your olives, pickles etc. or in your pasta sauce section in your supermarket. I toasted in small non skillet by itself for a minute or two."
"Awesome! My fiance doesn't prefer basil but loves this! Always the first to go at parties! Use fresh moz and parm...it makes a difference! Also, use baguette slices lightly toasted on both sides to av..." See moreoid soggines. Watch pines nutss , as they burn very easily!Thanks for the great recipe!"
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