Pesto French Bread

Three ingredients and 20 minutes are all you need to make this delicious bread spread with cheese and pesto.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 20 min
  • ingredients 3
  • servings 15
 

Ingredients

1
(3-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/3
cup purchased pesto
1
(1-lb.) loaf French bread

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In small bowl, combine cream cheese and pesto; blend well.
  • 2 Cut bread in half lengthwise. Spread bottom half of loaf with cream cheese mixture. Top with other half of loaf. Cut almost through loaf into 1 1/2-inch slices. Wrap securely in foil using double-fold seals.
  • 3 Bake at 375°F. for 8 to 12 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In small bowl, combine cream cheese and pesto; blend well.
  • 2 Cut bread in half lengthwise. Spread bottom half of loaf with cream cheese mixture. Top with other half of loaf. Cut almost through loaf into 1 1/2-inch slices. Wrap securely in foil using double-fold seals.
  • 3 Bake at 375°F. for 8 to 12 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

To reduce the fat in each serving of this bread by about 2 grams, use fat-free cream cheese in place of the regular cream cheese.

To prepare this recipe on the grill, wrap the bread in heavy-duty aluminum foil or a double-thickness of regular foil. Place the package on the grill over medium coals for 8 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Slice
Calories
130
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
240mg
240%;
Total Carbohydrate
16g
16%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.