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!

Recipe Summary

prep:
6 mins
cook:
12 mins
total:
18 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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

375 calories; protein 11.2g 22% DV; carbohydrates 33.8g 11% DV; fat 22.1g 34% DV; cholesterol 15.8mg 5% DV; sodium 648mg 26% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2005
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
These were okay and received mixed reviews. They were not the fastest going appetizer and I had alot leftover but they were really fast and easy to make. Read More
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119 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 90
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2005
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. Read More
(64)
Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2006
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! Read More
(42)
Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2006
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2008
This was very good. Followed the directions exactly. Big hit with my family. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/26/2005
Very popular at my Christmas Eve buffet! Yummy flavor and nice creamy consistency. I think I used Italian bread because that's what I had. But it tastes good on any bread as I've been eating the leftover topping the next day! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2005
This was such a hit at my husbands brithday party But I did not cook it served it cool and it was so tasty Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2004
Fattening but fabulous! I suppose you could use lite mayo but I hate the taste of it. I served these to my Bible study group and it created a feeding frenzy. The men climbed over each other to get to the second batch as they came out of the broiler! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2005
I loved this!! Will make these all the time I'm sure. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2004
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Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
These were okay and received mixed reviews. They were not the fastest going appetizer and I had alot leftover but they were really fast and easy to make. Read More
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