Grilled Pesto French Bread

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

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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