Mouthwatering cheesy pesto bread


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I admit … I’m a bread person. There’s nothing I love more than a warm slice of bread! Heaven sent, I tell ya!

Now that fall is here I find myself in the kitchen WAY more. This is not a good thing. Although my husband tells me it is. ;) One of our favorite Italian restaurants serves a cheesey pesto bread that is to die for! I tried to re-create this delicious recipe at home and it turned out great! This is the perfect recipe for a snack or appetizer!



Mouthwatering cheesy pesto bread


  • 1 sourdough loaf of bread
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup basil pesto found near dairy
  • 1 – 11/2 cup mozzarella cheese grated
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan grated
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning or chopped fresh basil if desired


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Slice bread vertically and then again horizontally so that you have one inch squares.
3. Spread basil in between the sliced bread.
4. Combine cheese and seasoning in a medium sized bowl. Place cheese in between each slice.
5. Cover bread with foil and bake on a lined sheet for 8-10 minutes.

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Jamielyn Nye

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Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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27 comments on “Mouthwatering cheesy pesto bread”

  1. Demetria @ Mom Zest Reply

    Oh my word!!!! Mouth-watering!!!!!!
    Thanks for this delish recipe I’ll be “borrowing”.

  2. I’m so a bread person too! And pesto. And now you put them together? Genius!

  3. Holy smokes- that looks SO tasty… I can’t wait to try making it!!

  4. My mouth is watering just looking at that. I *must* make that tomorrow … maybe alongside a white lasagna.

  5. I bet that tastes so good – love the basil pesto you put in it!

  6. Bread too is my not-so-good-for-you food weakness. I just ate lunch (which involved bread) and this still made my tummy grumble! I will be trying this very soon!

  7. Oh yum, that looks delicious

  8. Yum! Looks so easy too!

  9. I really need to try this!! Delicious!

  10. Just made this for dinner tonight, and it WILL be a repeat. I love pesto and pull-apart breads. Great idea to mix the two together.

  11. oh my, that looks delicious! How did I miss this post?!?

  12. This looks great! Thank you!

  13. Nom, nom, nom…… I will be trying this sooooon!!

  14. My loaf (and by that I mean my dinner!) just came out of the oven! It’s not pretty, but I it taste great! A little red sauce to dip it in, and I am all set to pig out on some carbs! Didn’t expect the process to be so messy, but I’ll happily make a mess for some yummy food!

  15. I loved this idea !

  16. its a lovely idea. Great recipe.

  17. Looks delicious! Can’t wait to try this :)

  18. This will go well with Italian Wedding Soup

  19. This looks amazing! We will definitely be trying it soon. I love pesto!

  20. I’m looking forward to more receipts. These sound great!

  21. Hi, just a quick question  about your cheesy pesto bread. What is italian seasoning?


  22. is the Italian season sold in an envelope packet.

  23. So simple & so delicious!

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