Snack Better: Easy Fontina Pesto Toasts

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Reprinted with permission from Quick-Fix Dinners

Snack Better: Easy Fontina Pesto Toasts
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Make this great snack for a casual get together or snack any time of day These fontina pesto toasts are welcome any time, any place.
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  • 12 (1/4-inch-thick) slices French bread baguette
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 3 tablespoons refrigerated pesto sauce
  • 2 ounces shredded fontina cheese (about 1/2 cup)
  • Fresh basil leaves (optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Place the baguette slices on a baking sheet. Coat the slices with cooking spray; spread evenly with the pesto.
  3. Bake 3 minutes. Top evenly with the shredded cheese. Bake 3 more minutes or until the cheese melts. Garnish with the basil leaves, if desired.
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