Tuscan Spinach and Tomato "Crustini"

Create a classy appetizer that boasts fresh flavors--including basil, spinach and tomatoes--on a flaky crust.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 1 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 12

Ingredients

1
box Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
2
packages (3 oz each) cream cheese, softened
5
teaspoons basil pesto
1
box (9 oz) Green Giant™ frozen chopped spinach, thawed, squeezed to drain
1/3
cup diced red onion
2
small tomatoes, thinly sliced
1 1/2
tablespoons dry roasted sunflower kernels
1/3
cup shredded regular or smoked provolone cheese*
2
fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Line large cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper, or spray with CRISCO® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. Unroll pie crust on cookie sheet.
  • 2 In small bowl, stir together cream cheese and 4 teaspoons of the pesto. Spread cheese mixture over pie crust to within 1 inch of edge. Arrange spinach evenly over cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle onion over spinach. Arrange tomato slices in single layer over onion. Carefully fold 1-inch edge of crust over filling, pleating crust every 2 inches. Brush remaining 1 teaspoon pesto over edge of crust.
  • 3 Bake 20 minutes. Remove from oven; sprinkle sunflower kernels and provolone cheese evenly over filling. Bake 12 to 14 minutes longer or until cheese is melted and crust is light golden brown.
  • 4 Cool 15 to 20 minutes. Sprinkle with sliced basil leaves. Cut into 12 wedges.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
    Calories
    160
    (
    Calories from Fat
    100),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    11g
    11%
    (Saturated Fat
    5g,
    5%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    20mg
    20%;
    Sodium
    200mg
    200%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    11g
    11%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Protein
    3g
    3%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    40%;
    Vitamin C
    2%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    2%;
    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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