Parmesan Crostini with Spinach-Pesto Spread

Cheesy little appetizer rounds get an easy start with Pillsbury® refrigerated crusty French loaf, served with creamy spinach spread.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 50 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 48

Ingredients

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
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 2 large cookie sheets with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray.
  • 2 Cook spinach in microwave as directed on box. Drain spinach; cool 5 minutes. Carefully squeeze spinach with paper towels to drain completely.
  • 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 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 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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    50
    (
    Calories from Fat
    30),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    3 1/2g
    3 1/2%
    (Saturated Fat
    1 1/2g,
    1 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    5mg
    5%;
    Sodium
    80mg
    80%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    3g
    3%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    10%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    2%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    0 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; 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    0
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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