Pesto and cheese toasties

Pesto and cheese toasties

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes
Servings 1
Author Connie Veneracion


  • 2 slices loaf bread
  • 2 teaspoons pesto
  • cheese as much as you like


  • Cut off the crusts of the bread, then toast lightly. Brush with pesto and sprinkle with your favorite cheese (grated or thinly sliced). If you’re watching your sodium intake, since pesto is already quite salty, you might want to choose a mildly salted cheese.
  • Pop the cheese-topped bread slices in the oven/griller for about 30 seconds or until the cheese melts and the edges of the bread are browned and crisp.


You may be wondering why the bread slices were toasted before they were spread with pesto when they would go into the oven later anyway. There's a good reason.
These pesto and cheese toasties were made with commercial bread which was so soft and airy that the bread slices would have turned soggy had I spread them with pesto without toasting them first.
If you're using better quality bread which can hold the pesto without disintegrating, you can skip the initial toasting.