This Crostini recipe makes golden, crispy toasts that are perfect for dipping or for adding your favorite savory toppings.
A woman that I babysat for when I was young made crostini as her signature appetizer for every occasion. I would arrive at her home while she was preparing it, and it always smelled so good and looked delicious. Since then, I have loved making it too, and wanted to share my recipe!
What You’ll Find In This Post About Making Our Crostini Recipe
With only five simple ingredients, it’s easy to prepare this tasty bread appetizer. Just pick up a loaf of french bread. You’ll probably already have the rest of the ingredients in your pantry.
- French Bread We chose a french baguette for this recipe because it is shorter and thinner with a crispier crust than traditional French bread. However, if you prefer larger crostini or would like to add more toppings, you could use a larger loaf.
- Fats Olive oil and salted butter help to make the bread golden, crispy and flavorful.
- Seasonings This bread is seasoned with dried rosemary and garlic powder.
How To Make Crostini
This is one of the easiest appetizers you can make! With a loaf of bread and a few basic pantry staples, you can deliver a crowd-pleasing snack in no time. Pro Tip: Keep a french baguette in the freezer so you can make this at a moment’s notice!
- Cut: Use a knife to slice the baguette into thin pieces.
- Coat: Brush the bread slices with butter, olive oil, and seasonings.
- Bake: Pop your coated slices of bread into the oven until golden and crispy.
Allow crostini to cool completely and store in an airtight container or zip-top bag at room temperature for 2-3 days.
Frequently Asked Questions About This Recipe
While crostini is typically made from a smaller, round white bread like a baguette, bruschetta is thick, wider slices of grilled bread.
You can top it with smoked salmon, creamy cheeses, or chopped vegetables.
Our crostini is made of thinly sliced bread, brushed with butter, olive oil, and seasonings.
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- Cut the baguette into thin slices (about 1/4 inch thick) and lay them in a single layer on a baking sheet.
- Mix together the melted butter, olive oil, garlic powder, and dried rosemary. Brush the mixture on both sides of the baguette slices.
- Bake at 400˚F for 5-7 minutes.