Basil Pesto Bread

Basil Pesto Bread

56 Reviews 6 Pics
  • Prep

    25 m
  • Cook

    5 m
  • Ready In

    30 m
KBehrens2
Recipe by  KBehrens2

“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!”

New! Find ingredients on sale

  • Tap On Sale, then swipe through different local stores.

  • Look through the ingredients list for store discounts!

This feature is in beta testing. Thanks for your patience as we improve it!

Your ingredient has been saved! Go to Shopping List.

Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 16 slices

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. Preheat the broiler.
  3. Slice Italian bread to desired thickness. Spread a layer of pesto on each slice. Top with roma (plum) tomatoes and mozzarella cheese.
  4. Place topped bread slices in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Broil 5 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and lightly browned.

Share It

Reviews (56)

Rate This Recipe
JENN_77
45

JENN_77

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 and 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.

PHLORADA
16

PHLORADA

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 avoid soggines. Watch pines nutss , as they burn very easily!Thanks for the great recipe!

PuffNoodle
16

PuffNoodle

These are so freaken good! My husband and kids love these so much that I have to double the batch each time I make them. I agree with the last review, you can get away with less olive oil.

More Reviews

Similar Recipes

Great Garlic Bread
(269)

Great Garlic Bread

Simple Garlic and Basil Pesto
(200)

Simple Garlic and Basil Pesto

Basil Pesto Bread Rounds
(88)

Basil Pesto Bread Rounds

Mozzarella Basil Bread
(37)

Mozzarella Basil Bread

Basil Pesto Sunshine Sandwich
(35)

Basil Pesto Sunshine Sandwich

Tomato Pesto Batter Bread
(17)

Tomato Pesto Batter Bread

Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (16 total)

  • Calories
  • 194 cal
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 11.5 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs
  • 15.7 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 7.3 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 273 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Top

<

previous recipe:

Great Garlic Bread

>

next recipe:

Orzo Pasta Salad with Basil Pesto, Cherry Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella