We’re going to just ease on down the road into this Monday.
I don’t know about y’all, but work last week was brutal for me and my weekend was about 5 days to short for my recovery.
I started out Sunday with a
day drinking beer judging event from Women’s Brew and ended it with more day drinking a pedicure and dinner with friends.
Seriously, I had so much fun! So much fun that I’m sharing not so much a recipe as a fun flavor combo that makes a great appetizer
or gluttonous dinner for one. Do it! The fat kid inside you will be so happy!
Have a fantastic week, y’all!
Baked Brie and Pesto
- 1 baguett cut into 1/2 inch slices
- 1 round package of brie
- 1/2 cup prepared pesto
- basil leaves for garnish if desired
Preheat oven to 350
Unwrap brie and transfer to a small baking dish
Bake brie for 12-15 minutes - if you cook it too long the cheese will explode - trust me
Transfer to serving plate
Top with pesto
Arrange baguette slices around baked brie
Garnish with basil, if using
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
You had me at pesto, Rachelle! And with brie, too! This looks amazing! Such a great combination. I think I could make a meal out of this appetizer!
Right? Pesto is good on just about anything in my book! Thanks Gayle!
Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop
Good thing the weekends end sometimes just so you can take it easy! Whew!!! Sounds like fun though. This baked brie looks so delicious!
It was totally fun! Thanks Kathy!
Emanuele @ guyslovecooking
So many recipes with pesto these days!! I feel left out, I need to start all over again my recipe plans for the next few weeks
Brie Cheese and pesto go sooo well
Thanks Emanuele! Don’t feel left out and your recipes are to die for! Don’t change a thing in your plans! 🙂
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
I am literally drooling over this. We always have baked brie at Christmas, but now I am wondering why we don’t have it the rest of the year too.
I love that you have added pesto to yours.
Thanks Dannii! Baked brie should be on the menu all year long!
Looks so delicious! So easy, great for a party! Love brie! I’m going to cook a recipe with pesto later today for a recipe!
Thanks Mira! I heart brie and pesto and we have this at parties all the time. I can’t wait to see your pesto recipe!
Medha @ Whisk & Shout
This looks fabulous! I haven’t had baked brie in forever, and it sounds amazing with pesto. Loving the crostini, too 🙂
Linda @ Veganosity
You have no idea how much I love pesto, Rachelle. And, I found a vegan brie that’s exactly like the dairy kind. I can’t even tell you how happy this combination makes me. Oh, day drinking can be fun once in a while. 😉
I would love to hear about this vegan brie, Linda! What brand is it and where can I find it?
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
Oh I LOVE this combination, Rachelle! Brie cheese is so freggin decadent and delicious- the fat kid in me TOTALLY wants to hoard this and devour it ALL.By. Myself! Crazy, but all the times I’ve had brie cheese I’ve never had it with pesto! Whaaaat??? I’m SO going to change this, pronto! Glad to hear you had such a good (although too short) weekend! Everytime I read a beer brew story on your blog I get super excited! ♡Yay to NC!! Cheers, girlfriend!
Do it, Cheyanne! Hoard it all and pig out! I’m so glad you love the beer stories! Soon you will be here and you can join our shenanigans! Woot! Cheers and welcome to NC!!!
Beverley @ sweaty&fit
omg you are killing me with this recipe… brie and pesto are two of my favorite indulgences. i was thinking about inviting friends over to make this for them, but seriously no, i really dont need friends to help me finish this…
Thanks for stopping by, Beverly! I won’t tell anyone if you don’t want to share! Your secret is safe with me! 🙂
You know what? I love pesto and I love brie but I have never had them together! Man, this sounds awesome! Thanks for the great idea!!
We have been having brie and pesto here for so long, I have no idea how or why we started doing it. Knowing how we are it was probably an accident! LOL! Enjoy, Annie!
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter
Your Sunday sounded awesome! Love that you are sharing such a fun recipe! I love that you paired brie and pesto together, what a wonderful combination! This looks so indulgent and absolutely delicious!
Thanks Kelly! Our Sunday was a blast!
The BEST. DINNER. EVER. Seriously, Rachelle. I don’t need anything but a load of brie in my life with a giant alcoholic beverage. Bring it on!
You are so right, Mir! Bring it! Why would we need anything more than booze and cheese? 🙂
Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg
Rachelle – Sounds like you had a busy weekend! Day drinking always gets me. I usually need a nap afterward. 🙂 Thank you for this delicious cheese dish.
Erin, it was busy but a whole bunch of fun!
Heather - Butter & Burlap
LOVING THIS! Seriously, this looks amazing. Totally would not share, but eat this as a meal for one (like you suggested) 😉 hah. I’m loving these pictures too! Great job all around!
I have no shame it eating the whole thing, so why should you? 🙂 Thanks so much for the compliments!
Thao @ In Good Flavor
I love brie but never had it with pesto. What a great combination! I’ve got to give this a try!!
If you like them both you will love them together!
Manali @ CookWithManali
this sounds totally delish Rachelle! I can never have enough of pesto!!
Me either! Thanks Manali!
Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat
I love this dish! It is a great appetizer or light meal! Great flavor combos!
karrie @ Tasty Ever After
Wow! That was a wonderful Sunday! I’m super jealous and now want to move to NC with Chey so I can drink lots of beer with y’all. I’m going to make this brie dish and eat it for dinner while sulking the whole time.
Oh my goodness! Wouldn’t that be awesome! No need to sulk – pack up your camper and head to NC!
This reminds me of the dinner parties my family used to put on when I was younger!! Miss those days!! Plus, I could eat ALLTHECHEESE!
I hear there is a vegan version of brie that tastes like the real thing!
Lisa @ Fun Money Mom
This looks awesome! I’m definitely saving this recipe for my next party!
Savita @ ChefDeHome
I can eat pesto all-year long, plus with brie, what a delicious combo, Rachelle! Indeed, mouthwatering!
Me too, Savita! Thanks!
I have always wanted to make something with brie. I don’t have any experience with either eating it or cooking with it. I think I will start with this, Thank you for the inspiration.
Thanks for stopping by, Deedra! This is an easy and delicious dish to start with. I hope you like it!
Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
Wow! What an awesome looking pesto! Loving all awesome flavors here!