Basil Pesto Bread Rounds Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Basil Pesto Bread Rounds Recipe
  • READY IN 18 mins

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

    6 mins
  • COOK

    12 mins
  • READY IN

    18 mins

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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 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.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 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.

 

108 Ratings

Jan 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!

 
Jan 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!

 
Jul 13, 2008

This was very good. Followed the directions exactly. Big hit with my family.

 
Dec 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!

 
Jun 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

 
May 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!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 375 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33.8 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 22.1 g
  • 34%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 11.2 g
  • 22%
  • Sodium
  • 648 mg
  • 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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