Cheesy Mozzarella Pesto Bread

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"There is nothing better ... and oh so easy. Perfect with any Italian dish. Four (4) simple ingredients. A good baguette, fresh mozzarella and parmesan cheese; and, your favorite pesto. Wrapped in foil, and ready to bake or grill."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (248.1 g)
  • Calories 664.4
  • Total Fat - 42.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 27 g
  • Cholesterol - 130.5 mg
  • Sodium - 1752.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 6.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.5 g
  • Sugars - 2.6 g
  • Protein - 63.6 g
  • Calcium - 2117.6 mg
  • Iron - 0.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Note: You may not be able to find an 18" baguette; that, is just common at my store. So, the amount of pesto, and cheese can vary a bit; depending on the size of your baguette. You want enough pesto to cover both the top and bottom slices. Also, enough mozzarella slices to cover the bottom bread slice. And, I really feel a baguette works best with this; but, you could always substitute Italian bread.

Step 2

Baguette ... slice the baguette lengthwise, and spread with pesto on both sides. I often make my own pesto; but, there are many good quality pestos available in the regular grocery stores these days. Also, some stores also make their own pesto as well; and, sell in their deli counters.

Step 3

Top the bottom baguette with thin slices of fresh mozzarella, and then the parmesan cheese. Add as much parmesan as you want - personal preference. Top with the other slice; and, wrap up in foil.

Step 4

Bake, I love the grill; but, they are just as good baked in the oven. About 10 minutes per side in a 350 degree oven, bottom shelf. And, the grill is very similar; but they should be cooked off direct 'high' heat if possible. Also, however you cook the bread; I do like to flip it over a couple of times as it cooks.

Step 5

Serve and ENJOY! ... Ooey, gooey, crusty, and golden brown. Great flavor; and perfect to serve with any Italian based dinner.

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