• Baked Pesto and Sun-Dried Tomato Appetizer

Baked Pesto and Sun-Dried Tomato Appetizer

4.7
(30) 27 Reviews
Prep Time
10
min.
Total Time
30
min.
Servings

16 servings, 2 Tbsp. each

Gotta love refrigerated crescent dinner rolls. They make elegant appetizers when stuffed with pesto and sun-dried tomatoes. And they're a cinch to prepare.

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  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Unroll crescent dough; separate into four rectangles. Place two of the rectangles, side-by-side, on nonstick baking sheet. Firmly press seams and perforations together to seal. Reserve remaining dough for decorative garnish.
  • Cut block of cream cheese horizontally in half. Spread pesto onto bottom half of cream cheese; cover with tomatoes. Top with remaining cream cheese to form sandwich. Place in center of dough. Bring up ends of dough around all sides of cream cheese to enclose completely; pinch ends of dough together to seal. Place, seam-side down, on baking sheet. Cut remaining crescent dough into small fun shapes, such as leaves or fruit. Arrange on top of dough.
  • Bake 20 min. Serve warm with assorted crackers and fresh vegetables.

Variation

Instead of using leftover crescent roll dough for decorations, shape into crescents and bake as directed on package. Cool, then place in tightly covered container or resealable plastic bag and store at room temperature until ready to serve.

Servings

  • 16 servings, 2 Tbsp. each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 16 servings, 2 Tbsp. each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 110
% Daily Value
Total fat 8g
Saturated fat 4g
Cholesterol 15mg
Sodium 180mg
Carbohydrate 7g
Dietary fiber 0g
Sugars 1g
Protein 2g
   
Vitamin A 4 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 0 %DV
Iron 2 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • moonluvli | Tue, Nov 29 2011 5:54 PM

    Big hit at Thanksgiving. I used sun-dried tomato pesto and topped it with minced homemade roasted red bell pepper. The cream cheese was a little bloated by the time it was finished so next time I'll try baking it in a small bread loaf pan. Delicious!!!!

  • KarlaHelene | Thu, Sep 30 2010 3:44 PM

    Love this one! So easy and it tastes like it took more effort! I have made it again and again and its always a huge hit.

  • mimdotson | Thu, Jan 7 2010 6:37 PM

    This is sooooo yummy and a huge hit with everyone! Very good for parties and dinners and so easy to make!

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