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Cheesy Pesto Party Bread
This simple bread will be the hit of your party! Fill it with different kinds of cheese and a pesto sauce, and then drizzle some olive oil over the top. So delicious!
cheesy party bread
French bread or sourdough loaf
- cut into a checkerboard
- my homemade versions are on this site
- or more
shredded pepper jack cheese
- or more
- drizzle on top
freshly ground black pepper
** See blog post for step-by-step pictures and instructions!
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet with tinfoil.
Slice the bread into a checkerboard pattern, carefully to avoid cutting all the way through. Leave 1/4 of an inch on the bottom.
Spoon pesto sauce in all the crevices, evenly distributing it.
Using your fingers, place both kinds of cheese in the crevices as well.
Drizzle loaf with olive oil, and top with freshly ground black pepper.
Loosely cover the loaf with a sheet of tin foil. Try to keep the foil off of the cheese.
Bake for 20 minutes covered, and then remove foil and bake another few minutes to slightly brown the top.
When cutting the bread in chunks, be careful to NOT cut all the way through the bread. You want it to stay in tact.
Using homemade pesto sauce is best, but store bought is ok too.
You can use a variety of different cheeses, according to whatever you like best.
Using a foil tent during part of the baking time will ensure the cheese doesn't burn. Just watch it carefully.
Recipe from SueBeeHomemaker.com