Pesto and Tomato Crostini

Enjoy these cheesy appetizers that are made by topping French bread with pesto and tomatoes - ready in 20 minutes. Perfect if you love Italian cuisine.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

12
slices (1-inch-thick) French bread
2/3
cup pesto
2
small tomatoes, seeded and chopped (1 cup)
1
cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz)
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Place bread slices on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 2 Spread each slice bread with a scant tablespoon of the pesto. Top with tomatoes; sprinkle with cheese.
  • 3 Bake about 8 minutes or until hot and cheese is melted.

Expert Tips

Look for sun-dried tomato pesto or tapenade to use in place of the pesto.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
170
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
310mg
310%;
Total Carbohydrate
14g
14%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
6g
6%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
12%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
 
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.