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Grilled Pesto French Bread

A fantastic pairing with an Italian meal, this warm loaf is ready to enjoy in 20 minutes.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 20 min
  • ingredients 5
  • servings 16
 

Ingredients

1
package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup refrigerated basil pesto
1/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
loaf (1 lb) French bread, halved crosswise, split lengthwise
Chopped tomatoes, if desired

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In small microwavable bowl, microwave cream cheese on High 15 to 20 seconds; stir until creamy. Stir in pesto and butter until well mixed.
  • 2 When grill is heated, place bread pieces, cut side down, on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill over medium coals. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • 3 Turn bread halves over. Spread pesto mixture evenly on cut sides of bread; cover grill. Cook 3 to 4 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Cut bread into 2-inch sections to serve. Garnish with tomatoes.
  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In small microwavable bowl, microwave cream cheese on High 15 to 20 seconds; stir until creamy. Stir in pesto and butter until well mixed.
  • 2 When grill is heated, place bread pieces, cut side down, on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill over medium coals. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • 3 Turn bread halves over. Spread pesto mixture evenly on cut sides of bread; cover grill. Cook 3 to 4 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Cut bread into 2-inch sections to serve. Garnish with tomatoes.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Make Bruschetta by sprinkling chopped firm tomatoes, such as Italian plum, over the pesto mixture before or after grilling.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
270mg
270%;
Total Carbohydrate
15g
15%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.