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Bruschetta with cream cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, pesto and zucchini on a plate

Bruschetta With Pesto And Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Easy Pesto Bruschetta Recipe features homemade basil Pesto, cream cheese, sautéed zucchini and delicious sun-dried tomatoes. If you're looking for a very best crowd-pleasing appetizer for birthday party,  Thanksgiving or Christmas, you can count on this Basil Pesto Bruschetta to deliver.
Course Appetizer
Keyword bite size, crowd, holiday, party, savory
Servings 12 bruschetta
Calories 212kcal
Author Iryna


For Basil pesto

For crispy baguette

For sautéed zucchini

For assembling


To make crispy baguette

  • Preheat the oven to 430 F. Drizzle or brush baguette slices with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, place on a parchment lined baking dish and toast in the oven for 7 minutes.

To make Basil pesto

  • In a bowl of food processor blend together 1 cup of Basil, 2 cloves of garlic, 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup of Pine nuts, 1/4 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper. While machine is still running, slowly pour in olive oil and lemon juice. You might need anywhere from 1/2 cup to 1/3 of a cup of olive oil.

To make sautéed zucchini

  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet and on a medium heat. Arrange zucchini rounds in one layer, sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook for 2-3 minutes until zucchini start to brown at the bottom. Flip and cook for another 1-2 minutes. With a slotted spoon transfer zucchini on a paper towel lined plate.

To assemble

  • Spread 1 tablespoon of cream cheese on each baguette slice. Top with sun-dried tomato. Spread 1 or 1 1/2 tablespoons of Pesto sauce on top of sun-dried tomato and top with zucchini slice. Enjoy!


Note 1
Adjust the quantity of sun-dried tomatoes based on their size. My tomatoes were the size of half of the palm so I had to cut them in half. If you have a jar with smaller size of sun-dried-tomatoes, use 12 tomatoes or even more. Sun-dried tomato should almost entirely cover the cream cheese layer.


Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 19.9g | Protein: 6.5g | Fat: 12.5g | Saturated Fat: 3.9g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 372mg | Potassium: 139mg | Fiber: 1.2g | Sugar: 1.4g | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 2mg