Basil Pesto Bread Rounds

Basil Pesto Bread Rounds

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"A very easy, versatile recipe of a pesto topping on French bread slices. One of my most requested recipes! Great for potlucks or as an accompaniment to soup or salad meals. Try them with sun-dried tomato pesto!"

Ingredients 18 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 375 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 375 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 22.1 g
  • 34%
  • Carbs:
  • 33.8g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 11.2 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 648 mg
  • 26%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven on broiler setting. Arrange bread slices in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Place under broiler for 5 to 8 minutes, or until lightly toasted on one side. Watch carefully to ensure they don't burn. Remove from oven, and flip bread slices so that the toasted side is on the bottom.
  2. Set the oven temperature for 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, pesto, garlic, Parmesan and salt. Spread evenly over untoasted sides of bread slices.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 6 to 8 minutes. Set the oven to broil, and place the rounds under the broiler just until they begin to bubble and turn golden. Let cool slightly before serving.
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Lori McClaughry Marek
4/28/2005

I did the same thing another reviewer suggested because I was short on time. I toasted the bread ahead of time, then spread the mixture on the toast before my company came. Delicious and what a nice change for an appetizer.

Sameen
1/1/2006

I tried it with precooked baguettes - the pesto rounds were absolutely delicious! they can be eaten with just about anything or just alone...excellent recipe!

EMMASMOMMY
1/17/2006

Excellent! Just watch them so they don't get too brown...the broil and bake times in the recipe were a little too long for my oven!