Pesto Cheese Bites

Pesto Cheese Bites are a quick and easy appetizer for any occasion. Inspired by the flavors in my Grilled Cheese Pesto Sandwich, I used some of my leftover ingredients and made this little snack. The two cheeses topped with pesto are perfect served on a water cracker.

Pesto Cheese Bites

Food like this is interesting to me, because of how and when we eat it.

Is it an appetizer or a snack?

Eat enough of them and it’s a meal. LOL

One thing I’m sure of, it’s easy to make, and very delicious. Let’s get started.

Water crackers topped with 2 cheeses, and a classic Italian sauce.

Making Pesto Cheese Bites

Bottom layer is the cracker. If you’re craving a tasty water cracker, check out Crav’n Flavor Water Crackers.

See what I did there? So cheesy!

I like the round shape of the cracker, not too salty, to pair with the square pieces of cheese that go on next.

It makes it more visually appetizing mixing up the shapes.

Pesto Cheese Bites

Next is the cheese. I always, and I mean always, have American cheese on hand. Why? I have dogs.

When one of my puplets needs medication, I wrap it up in some American cheese and down it goes.

No fuss, healthy dog, all is good.

So, the American cheese is square, right? And, I’ve only seen provolone cheese in a circular shape, but I need it to be square, too.

So, to make them the same size, I lay the provolone cheese down, place the American cheese on top, and cut the excess provolone cheese off.

Now they’re both perfectly square, and the same size to boot.

A super quick appetizer or snack that can be made in minutes.

For each cracker, lay a piece of American cheese onto the cracker.

Next, place a piece of provolone cheese on, but turn it so it’s off center. In other words, don’t hide the American cheese under it.

If the American cheese is a square, then the provolone cheese is a diamond shape. I’m probably explaining too much. LOL

Last on is the pesto. I measured a heaping 1/2 teaspoon.

You really don’t need to measure it, but I measured it just to give you an idea of how much goes on.

That’s it…try one and thoroughly enjoy it.

Homemade Pesto…

For a tried and true pesto recipe, check out my Classic Basil Pesto.

It’s delicious on my Grilled Cheese Pesto Sandwich and my Pesto Tortellini Salad.

For more appetizer recipes, click here for the appetizer category section on my blog.

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Pesto Cheese Bites

Water crackers topped with 2 flavors of cheese and pesto.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese, pesto, quick and easy
Servings: 8 crackers
Calories: 65kcal
Author: Sweet Ordeal


  • 8 water crackers
  • 2 slices American cheese, quartered
  • 2 slices provolone cheese, squared, then quartered
  • 6 tsp. pesto


  • Lay crackers out.
  • Cut provolone cheese to same size as American cheese squares.
  • Layer each cracker with a slice of American cheese, then provolone cheese, then a heaping 1/2 teaspoon (or so) of pesto. Enjoy!


Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 157mg | Potassium: 23mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 166IU | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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Pesto Cheese Bites

One last note…I discovered these aren’t the best appetizers for “making ahead” of time. They have to be refrigerated, and the crackers lose their crunchiness.

In other words, it’s no fun biting into a soggy cracker.

Be sure to pin one of the pictures so it’s saved to your board on Pinterest.

In the meantime, have a blessed day and I’ll see you next recipe.

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