Crostini are basically mini toasts and they go down a treat at parties! This Italian appetizer can be served with a vast variety of toppings so you’ll find one to suit everyone’s tastes. These crusty breads are unbelievably easy to make and they look great on a plate. I’ve made them a good few times now and for different events and they really are the perfect party nibbles. They go perfectly with my antipasto platter!
How To Make Crostini
- Preheat the oven to 375 F.
- Slice the baguette crosswise into ¼ thick slices, cutting diagonally so that you get the longest slices possible (see the shapes of the slices in the photos).
- In a small bowl, stir together the butter and olive oil.
- If you want any flavour additions, mix them into the butter compound now.
- Use a brush to spread the butter compound onto the top of each slice of bread. Make sure that you are only putting on a thin layer, otherwise the crostini won’t crust up in the oven and they will be slightly spongy instead.
- Place the slices onto a cookie sheet butter side up.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes, until they are toasted and hardened.
- Remove and cool completely before storing in a container or plastic bags at room temp.
- Use these in my antipasto platter!
How Long Will Crostini Keep?
Your crostini will last for 3-5 days when stored in an airtight container so don’t panic if you make too much! If needs be, you can always re-crisp your leftovers in the oven for a few minutes if they’ve been left a few days.
Crostini Tips and Tricks
- Always use quality bakery bread. Crostini appetizers work best with light texture bread, if it’s too dense they might be difficult to chew.
- Have a gluten-free option available for parties. A lot of people are sensitive to gluten these days, so using a gluten-free baguette is a great way to add a GF option.
- Make sure the oven temperature is exact, if the oven temp is too low, your crostini slices will be much too hard and maybe even inedible!
- Add extra flavour with a cut garlic clove, lemon, or orange.
I hope you enjoy this super yum and incredibly easy to make appetizer! Happy baking!
More Side Dish/Appetizer Recipes For You To Try
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Simple Crostini Recipe
How to make crostini, which are small slices of French baguette bread that are baked up into crispy bread crackers that are used for snacks and appetizers.
- Prep Time
- 10 minutes
- Cook Time
- 10 minutes
- Total Time
- 20 minutes
- Karlynn Johnston
- 1 day old French baguette
- 1/4 cup butter softened
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
Flavored Crostini Additions
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh dill
Preheat oven to 375 °F.
Slice the baguette crosswise into 1/4 inch thick slices, cutting diagonally so that you get the longest slices possible ( see the shape of the slices in the photos)
In a small bowl, stir together the butter and olive oil.
If you want any flavor additions, mix them into the butter compound now.
Use a brush to spread the butter compound onto the top of each slice of bread. Make sure that you are only putting on a thin layer otherwise the crostini won't crisp up in the oven, they will be slightly spongy instead.
Place the slices onto a cookie sheet buttered side up.
Bake in the preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes, until they are toasted and hardened.
Remove and cool completely before storing in a container or plastic bag at room temp.
Use these in my antipasto platter!
All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.