Recipe: Apple Pesto Pizza Bread

Pizza + Pasta Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

By: Chris Freytag, CPT

This Apple Pesto Pizza Bread is a whole grain appetizer high in fiber, vitamins, & minerals. It is a simple yet refined appetizer that is topped with a creamy pesto spread, sweet apples, and peppery arugula for a little bite. This easy appetizer recipe is always a hit when I bring it to get-togethers with friends!

Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 Whole Grain baguette
  • 1/4 cup prepared pesto sauce
  • 1 Granny smith apple, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar-jack cheese
  • 1 cup fresh arugula
  • Optional
  • Sliced ham (we like Applegate Naturals)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Slice baguette in half lengthwise- separating into 2 long pieces
  2. Lightly spread each half of the baguette with the prepared pesto sauce. If using ham, add slices over top of pesto.
  3. Top each half with an equal amount of the sliced apple and shredded cheddar-jack cheese
  4. Place halves on a sheet pan and bake 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  5. Slice the bread into small pieces and serve topped with fresh arugula.

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