Grilled Stuffed French Bread

Create an extraordinary cheesy pesto grilled bread thanks to a purchased French loaf. The do-ahead tip makes it even easier!

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1
loaf (8 ounces) or 1/2 loaf (1-pound size) unsliced French bread
1/3
cup sun-dried tomato pesto or basil pesto
1
cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 ounces)
  • 1 Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. Spray 18-inch piece of heavy-duty foil with cooking spray.
  • 2 Cut bread loaf diagonally into 12 slices to within 1/2 inch of bottom of loaf. Spread pesto on both sides of slices. Sprinkle slices with cheese. Securely wrap loaf in foil.
  • 3 Grill bread uncovered 5 to 6 inches from medium heat about 10 minutes, turning once, until hot.

Expert Tips

No heavy-duty foil? Use two sheets of regular foil.

You can assemble the bread and wrap it in foil up to 8 hours ahead of time. Keep it in the refrigerator until you're ready to grill.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
225
(
Calories from Fat
105),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
440mg
440%;
Total Carbohydrate
20g
20%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
10g
10%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
22%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
 
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.