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Baked Pesto and Cheese Appetizer
Baked Pesto and Cheese Appetizer

Baked Pesto and Cheese Appetizer

40 Min(s)
10 Min(s) Prep
30 Min(s) Cook
Healthy Living
Imagine cutting into a crescent dinner roll to reveal creamy Neufchatel cheese and savory pesto. Then imagine crackers dipping and the crowd going wild.
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12 servings
Original recipe yields 12 servings
1 can (4 oz.) reduced fat refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
2 Tbsp. chopped roasted red peppers
1 egg, beaten
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Let's Make It
1
Heat oven to 350°F.
2
Unroll dough on lightly greased baking sheet; firmly press seams together to form 12x4-inch rectangle.
3
Cut Neufchatel horizontally in half. Place 1 Neufchatel piece on half of dough; top with 1 Tbsp. pesto and peppers. Cover with remaining Neufchatel piece; spread with remaining pesto. Brush dough with egg; fold in half to enclose filling. Press edges of dough together to seal. Brush top with any remaining egg.
4
Bake 15 to 18 min. or until lightly browned. Cool 10 min. Serve with assorted reduced-fat crackers and cut-up fresh vegetables.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Make Ahead
Assemble recipe on baking sheet as directed. Refrigerate up to 4 hours. When ready to serve, uncover and bake as directed.
Tip 2
Nutrition Bonus
This tasty appetizer, made with better-for-you ingredients, can fit into a healthful eating plan.
Nutrition
Calories
100
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g
9%
Saturated Fat 3.5g
18%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg
10%
Sodium 190mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates 5g
2%
Dietary Fiber 0g
0%
Sugars 1g
2%
Protein 3g
6%
Vitamin A
6%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
2%
Iron
0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
servings
Makes 12 servings.
* 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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