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  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Servings 12

Broiled olive crostini recipe - cheesy delicious appetizers made using Fresh bread in just 15 minutes! MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

12
slices French bread, 1 inch thick
1/3
cup chopped green olives
1/3
cup chopped ripe olives
1
container (5 ounces) garlic-and-herb or herb spreadable cheese

Steps

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  • 1
    Set oven control to broil. Place bread on ungreased cookie sheet. Broil with tops 4 to 6 inches from heat 30 to 60 seconds or until lightly toasted.
  • 2
    Mix olives and cheese; spread on bread. Broil 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is warm.
 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Slice
Calories
115
Calories from Fat
55
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
Saturated Fat
3g
Cholesterol
15mg
Sodium
350mg
Total Carbohydrate
13g
Dietary Fiber
1g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • Why serve expensive frozen mini quiches or greasy egg rolls, when you can offer your last-minute (ahem—unexpected) guests insanely easy, delicious and beautiful crostini?

    Just keep a baguette in your freezer and some soft cheese in your fridge for a quick snack or appetizer. That way when those random neighbors, quirky friends or sorry-we-forgot-to-call-first in-laws show up on your door, ready to be fed and entertained, you can swing into action.

    First, prepare the basic crostini.

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Slice a fresh baguette or baked Pillsbury crusty French loaf  into 3/4-inch slices, on the bias. Arrange slices on an ungreased baking sheet and drizzle generously with olive oil. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or just until lightly toasted.

    Next, spread each slice with cheese.

    Use a butter knife or silicone spatula to spread each slice of baguette with a tablespoon of ricotta, soft goat cheese or cream cheese.

    Finally, garnish each crostini.

    Here’s where you get to be creative. Feel free to make a batch of just one type of crostini, or mix it up. Variety makes it look like you worked extra-hard!

    Some suggested crostini toppings:

    thinly sliced roasted red peppers

    sliced, pitted olives (any kind)

    thin slices of green jalapeño and a drizzle of honey.

    thinly sliced basil and sundried tomatoes

    slices of smoked salmon, a few capers and a sprig of dill

    thin slices of prosciutto and fresh figs

    cooked pieces of bacon and fresh tarragon

    slices of ripe avocado and chopped cilantro

    halved slices of salami or pepperoni

    prepared pesto and halved cherry tomatoes

    Check out these other easy crostini recipes:

    Olive Crostini

    Feta and Tomato Crostini

    Garlic Cream Cheese Crostini

    Got a personal crostini favorite? I'd love to hear it!

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