This grilled bread recipe is perfect to serve with Italian dishes or as an appetizer.



Recipe Summary

10 mins
15 mins
25 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.

  • Combine butter, tomatoes, pesto, garlic, salt, and black pepper in a food processor. Pulse until thoroughly combined and tomatoes are chopped. Scrape into a bowl and stir in 1 cup shredded provolone cheese.

  • Grill bread on the preheated grill until toasted, about 1 1/2 minutes. Spread butter mixture equally onto cut sides of both halves of bread and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Grill bread, cut-side up, over indirect heat with grill covered, until toping melts, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool slightly; cut into slices using a serrated knife. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

444 calories; protein 14.7g 30% DV; carbohydrates 43.7g 14% DV; fat 23.3g 36% DV; cholesterol 48.8mg 16% DV; sodium 820.6mg 33% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
I subbed Swiss cheese for the provolone but otherwise I kept the ingredients the same. I would suggest that you do not do as I did and think that a little more would be better. The ingredients are strong-flavored and so a little goes a long way. This was good and it helped to extend a dinner of leftovers tonight. I appreciate the recipe! Thanks! EDIT 12/26/18: I have changed my mind about this. I would keep the ingredients just as written. When I made the whole batch and served it to company we all agreed that it is delicious as written! Please give it a try! Read More