Cream Cheese Pesto Crostini Appetizer's are great for a party of any size. They are easy to whip up and taste great. I recently made these for a girls night in I hosted and they were gone in minutes! 

5 ingredients and 15 minutes to prepare -  Crostini bread slices are topped with whipped cream cheese, fresh basil leaves, pesto and grape tomatoes. They make a great finger food and are easy to eat. 

Don't forget, I joined a few other talented blogger friends to share 12 Days of Christmas Inspiration, so make sure you take a look at all their posts at the bottom of mine!

  • 8oz Cream Cheese - you can also purchase whipped cream cheese if you prefer
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Fresh Basil leaves
  • Pesto {you can make this fresh or purchase it} I purchased the rustic basil flavor
  • Toasted Crostini bread {or fresh Italian bread}


Whip cream cheese until smooth {I added a tablespoon of lemon juice} and spread on top of crostini. Cut or tear basil leaves into pieces and scatter on top of cream cheese mixture. Next spoon Pesto - you can as much as you'd like and add as next topping. Place sliced grape tomatoes as the top ingredient and you are done! It is that simple! 

This appetizer is full of bold flavor and is visually appealing to the senses. It will not disappoint your guests, in fact, they will be asking for more! I love the bright colors of reds, greens and whites they make your taste buds dance, which is perfect for any holiday or party! 

Day 4 of 12 Days of Christmas Inspiration: 

Make sure you join me for the 12 Days of Christmas Inspiration blog hop along with Brianna of Parties with a Cause; Sarina of Joy in the Commonplace and Jordan of Jordan's Easy Entertaining! 

I hope you have enjoyed our FOURTH day of Christmas inspo. please make sure you come back each day for more!

As a lifestyle blogger, it is my hope BellaGrey Designs continues to be an inspiration for you!

Happy decorating! 

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