Pesto Crostini Recipe
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Pesto Crostini Recipe

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Look no further when you're searching for an elegant appetizer that's easy to put together. A platter of these crostini will disappear quickly! —Diane Kaplan, Riverdale, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:20 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 1 loaf (1 pound) French bread, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup prepared pesto
  • 3 small tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 pound fresh mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 170 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 288 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein.


  1. Place the bread slices on an ungreased baking sheet. Combine butter and garlic; spread over bread.
  2. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat or until lightly browned. Cool slightly. Spread pesto over butter mixture; top with tomatoes and cheese. Broil 3-5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 20 appetizers.
Editor's Note: Fresh mozzarella can be found in the deli section of most grocery stores.
Originally published as Pesto Crostini in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2005, p37

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Reviewed Apr. 9, 2008

"Is this the same Diane Kaplan I know? Marie Episale (Century 21 Crest Real Estate) (

Great Recipe. I'm going to try it!"

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