Hot Chilli pesto crostini with whipped ricotta & charred peppers

Get ready for a fiery feast with our Hot Chilli Pesto Crostini! Topped with a dollop of whipped ricotta and charred peppers, it packs a punch with the addition of a Filippo Berio’s Hot Chili Pesto Sauce. A perfect balance of heat and creaminess!

Categories: Breads, Pesto, Pizza & Panini

Serves: Makes 20 crostini Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes




  • 1 baguette (1-2 days old)
  • 25ml Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil


  • 240g ricotta
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 red pepper
  • Filippo Berio Hot Chilli pesto
  • Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil, for drizzling


  1. Thinly slice the baguette. Heat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Pour a generous glug of Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil into pan and dip slices on both sides so they are lightly covered.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes, they should be golden. If they need an extra 5 minutes then turn them first before cooking an extra 5 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
  4. Place the red pepper directly onto the flame on a gas hob, turn regularly until black all over. If you don’t have a gas hob you can cut the pepper into four, remove seeds and grill with skin sides up until charred. Remove skin and roughly chop.
  5. Use a stick blender or hand mixer to whip up the ricotta with the salt.
  6. Spread the hot chilli pesto onto the crostini, top with the whipped ricotta and some red pepper.
  7. Drizzle with Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

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Hot Chilli Pesto

Based on a traditional Roman recipe that adds a pinch of fiery chilli with ripe tomatoes, rich peppers and Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil, our Hot Chilli Pesto is made for an extra tasty kick! Stir through pasta or noodles for an instant chilli treat, use as a topping for bruschetta, or to add some spice to sandwiches and wraps. Filippo Berio Hot Chilli Pesto is great added to mayonnaise, sauces and soups to deliver a fiery twist and it’s perfect spread on pizza or spooned through rice. Perfect for food lovers who like things a little hotter.

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