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Appetizers

Pesto Crostini

Pesto Crostini recipe
photo by:kraft
Just 20 minutes to a homemade pesto spread atop cream cheese and crusty bread. This classic party appetizer is a delectable way to glam up your table.
time
prep:
20 min
total:
20 min
servings
total:
16 servings
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What You Need

1/3
cup  KRAFT Italian Vinaigrette Dressing
3
cups  loosely packed fresh basil leaves
1/2
cup  KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided
1
tub  (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese Spread
32
 French bread slices (1/4 inch thick), toasted

Make It

BLEND dressing, basil and 1/3 cup Parmesan in blender until smooth.

SPREAD cream cheese spread onto toast slices; top with basil mixture.

SPRINKLE with remaining Parmesan.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Storage Know-How
Wrap stems of basil in a damp paper towel, place in resealable plastic bag and refrigerate up to 4 days. Or place the bunch, stem-ends down, in a glass of water; cover with a plastic bag and refrigerate as directed.
Special Extra
To make a black olive pesto, blend 1/2 cup pitted black olives in blender with the dressing, basil and 1/3 cup Parmesan.
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