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Pesto French Bread

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Ingredients 3
  • Servings 15

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

Ingredients

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

Steps

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  • 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

  • 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.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Slice
Calories
130
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
240mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
16g
5%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
2g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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