Cheesy Pesto Bread

Simple yet so delicious, our Cheesy Pesto Bread has minimal steps, a super easy process, and a fantastic outcome! The combination of the Texas Toast with the pesto and artichoke makes this seem so much more fancy than it actually is. A great appetizer or a mid-afternoon snack, this cheesy bread it a great choice.

A picture of our Cheesy Pesto Bread on a wood board

About once a month, we make homemade pizza. My husband and I always like one with a combination of pesto, artichoke, and cheese. Making pizza requires more time than I have sometimes so I wanted to make something that I could enjoy more frequently, especially when time is at a minimum. Our Cheesy Pesto Bread is already half way done when you open the package! Adding three super delicious ingredients in less than 5 minutes is totally what this recipe is about.

What does pesto taste like?

Typically pesto is made with basil, pecorino Romano cheese, pine nuts, garlic and good, olive oil. There are great recipes out there to make your own! (We love this one!) When making our own, we substitute parmesan sometimes for the Romano cheese and add some garlic.

Are artichokes healthy?

You betcha! Artichokes rank among the most antioxidant-rich of all vegetables. One medium artichoke contains almost 7 grams of fiber. Also, artichokes are low in fat while rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They are also fairly high in folate and vitamins C and K! Bottom line – these are a great addition to most diets!

Ingredient shot of our Cheesy Pesto Bread

Ingredients for our Cheesy Pesto Bread:

Hot to make our Cheesy Pesto Bread:

Preheat oven to 375 F.

Grease baking sheet.

Pull out your frozen Texas Toast. Place it on the baking sheet, cheese side up.

Spread of about 2 tablespoons of pesto on each slice of bread. Top with chopped artichoke hearts. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

5 Cheese Texas Toast on a baking sheet
5 Cheese Texas Toast with pesto on it on a baking sheet
5 Cheese Texas Toast with added pesto and artichoke on a baking sheet
5 Cheese Texas Toast with added pesto, cheese, and artichoke on a baking sheet

Place in the oven and bake for 7 minutes.

Remove from oven and serve!

*Make it extra cheesy by sprinkling each piece of toast with mozzarella immediately after you pull it from the oven. It will melt perfectly in 3-4 minutes and then serve.

Final shot our Cheesy Pesto Bread on a yellow plate

This is such a great option for an easy dinner or a custom appetizer for a party that you need to create on the fly. We found that we used Bertoli Pasta Sauce for dipping vs pizza sauce and it was fantastic! Altogether, this recipe takes less than 15 minutes from start to finish. We love pairing it with our Chicken Marsala Florentine and our Apple Butter Chicken!

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Cheesy Pesto Bread

Cheesy Pesto Bread
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • Texas Toast
  • Pesto Basil Sauce
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Artichoke Hearts, chopped
  • Pasta Sauce (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 425 F.
  2. Place frozen bread, cheese side up, on a baking sheet.
  3. Spread pesto sauce, add chopped artichokes, and top with mozzarella cheese.
  4. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until mozzarella is bubbly.
  5. Serve with remain pesto sauce or pasta sauce.

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