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!

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Prep Time:
6 mins
Cook Time:
12 mins
Total Time:
18 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (1 pound) loaf French baguette

  • cup mayonnaise

  • cup basil pesto

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

  • salt to taste

Directions

  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

375 Calories
22g Fat
34g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 375
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 648mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 170mg 13%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 116mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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