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
Recommended: 36 Ways to Love Toast
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:20 servings
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: 170 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 288mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g 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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justmbeth User ID: 1196484 255788
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2016

"I was a bit disappointed in this recipe. Flavor was ok, a bit on the bland side. I have much better crostini and bruschetta recipes in my repertoire."

mcepi User ID: 3022497 62219
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2008

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

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

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