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Baked Brie and Pesto

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


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Unwrap brie and transfer to a small baking dish
  3. Bake brie for 12-15 minutes - if you cook it too long the cheese will explode - trust me
  4. Transfer to serving plate
  5. Top with pesto
  6. Arrange baguette slices around baked brie
  7. Garnish with basil, if using
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46 Responses to Baked Brie and Pesto

    • Thanks Emanuele! Don’t feel left out and your recipes are to die for! Don’t change a thing in your plans! 🙂

  1. 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!

  2. 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?

  3. 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!!!

  4. 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! 🙂

    • 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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? 🙂

    • I have no shame it eating the whole thing, so why should you? 🙂 Thanks so much for the compliments!

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

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