French Bread With Pesto and Peppers

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by lucid501

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

Top Review by invictus

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!

Ingredients Nutrition

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


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

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