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    French Bread With Pesto and Peppers

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    lucid501's Note:

    From costco.com's online cookbook "cooking the costco way". ZWT 3: France (bread) and Italy (pesto)

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 12

    Yield:

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    • 1 (21 ounce) jar basil pesto (or your favorite recipe)
    • 2 loaves French bread, 24 inches long, sliced lengthwise
    • 1 (24 ounce) jar sweet roasted red peppers, drained and sliced
    • 8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese or 8 ounces shredded three-cheese blend

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350.
    2. 2
      Spread pesto on the cut sides of both loaves of bread.
    3. 3
      Arrange red peppers on the bottom two halves, and sprinkle cheese over peppers.
    4. 4
      Replace the top halves of bread.
    5. 5
      Wrap each loaf in aluminum foil.
    6. 6
      Bake for 20 minutes, or until cheese melts.
    7. 7
      Cut into 2 inch pieces.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 15, 2008

      55

      Wow. Simple really is best and this is a great example of that! I used only 1/2 loaf french bread and just eyeballed it from there. I layered maybe half of the 7 oz. container of pesto I had, then put a single layer of roasted red peppers on top of that, then thinly sliced (I did not want to clean my grater!) mozzarella on top. The crust became beautifully brown and crunchy in the oven and I was devouring it as soon as I took it out. I even managed to get my 7 year old to try pesto with this recipe. Thank you so much!

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    • on June 12, 2007

      55

      YUMMY! This is fantastic and super easy and fast to make.

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    • on June 08, 2007

      55

      Oh YUM!!! I didn`t measure and I`m sure I overused the pesto using #233193. I think this would be great as an open faced sandwich and placed under the broiler to bubble up the cheese. But your method makes it great for picnics in the park. Thanks.

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    Nutritional Facts for French Bread With Pesto and Peppers

    Serving Size: 1 (296 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 399.5
     
    Calories from Fat 77
    19%
    Total Fat 8.6 g
    13%
    Saturated Fat 3.1 g
    15%
    Cholesterol 14.9 mg
    4%
    Sodium 1372.1 mg
    57%
    Total Carbohydrate 72.3 g
    24%
    Dietary Fiber 23.2 g
    92%
    Sugars 1.2 g
    4%
    Protein 18.4 g
    36%

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