Parmesan Crostini with Spinach-Pesto Spread

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  8 reviews
  • 20|min prep time
  • 50|min total time
  • 11 ingredients
  • 48 servings

1
box (9 oz) Green Giant™ frozen chopped spinach
4
oz cream cheese (half of 8-oz package), softened
1/2
cup sour cream
2
tablespoons basil pesto
1
teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon white or black pepper
1/2
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1
tablespoon finely chopped garlic
1
can (11 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crusty French loaf
1/4
cup Crisco® Pure Olive Oil

Directions

  1. 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 2 large cookie sheets with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray.
  2. 2 Cook spinach in microwave as directed on box. Drain spinach; cool 5 minutes. Carefully squeeze spinach with paper towels to drain completely.
  3. 3 In food processor, place spinach, cream cheese, sour cream, pesto, vinegar, salt and pepper. Cover; process until well blended. Cover; refrigerate while preparing crostini.
  4. 4 In small bowl, mix cheese and garlic; set aside. Place loaf of dough on cutting board. Using sharp serrated knife, cut dough into 1/4-inch slices; place 1/2 inch apart on cookie sheets. Press slices with fingers into 2-inch rounds. Brush rounds with 2 tablespoons of the oil; sprinkle with half of the cheese mixture.
  5. 5 Bake 5 minutes. Remove from oven; turn crostini. Brush with remaining 2 tablespoons oil; sprinkle with remaining cheese mixture. Bake 5 to 10 minutes longer or until golden brown and crisp. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks; cool 5 minutes. Serve warm with spinach-pesto spread.

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