Need a last minute appetizer? These 4 ingredient Pesto Bites come together in minutes and are perfect bite-size snacks for any party!

Need a last minute appetizer? These 4 ingredient Pesto Bites come together in minutes and are perfect bite size snacks for any party!Some people love hosting events at their homes – cooking and entertaining is their thing. I am totally part of that crowd, but I also like last minute gatherings. That’s where these Pesto Bites come into play, In my opinion, they are the perfect easy appetizer. Having friends over to catch up and chat over a cocktail and a few snacks is one of my favorites things, but usually happens with a text and 30 minutes notice.

These gatherings are notorious for lots of appetizers, usually involving dips, cheese and whatever gems I may have in the fridge. I made these Pesto Bites for some friends recently, and they disappeared pretty quickly.  

Always a good sign the recipe is a keeper! Now I keep a box of mini fillo shells in my freezer just to be able to make them at any time. Especially since the Pesto Bites have just four ingredients that I usually have on hand. They are pretty and taste good. Win-win, right?

Tip: Planning ahead? The cream cheese mixture can be made a few days ahead of time. Just soften it a little before filling the cups.

And if you have extra time, make sure you bake the fillo cups for a few minutes in the oven before you fill them. The crispy shells are a great combination with the creamy cheese mixture and the bright tomato flavor. Perfect party food!

Need a last minute appetizer? These 4 ingredient Pesto Bites come together in minutes and are perfect bite size snacks for any party!

 

Need a last minute appetizer? These 4 ingredient Pesto Bites come together in minutes and are perfect bite size snacks for any party!

Yield: 48 appetizers

Pesto Bites

Pesto Bites

These easy Pesto Bites are a great last minute appetizer!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 packages mini fillo cups
  • 1 (8-ounce) package light cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup pesto
  • 1 package grape tomatoes, sliced in half

Instructions

  1. Crisp fillo cups according to package directions and let cool.
  2. Mix cream cheese and pesto together until well blended. Pipe cream cheese mixture into fillo cups and top with tomato half.

Nutrition Information:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 460 Total Fat: 42g Carbohydrates: 12g Protein: 6g