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With only four simple ingredients, I’m going to show you how to Make Crostini, an easy recipe that you can use for a variety of things.

How to Make Crostini, finished on white plat with dipping oil.

As you might already know appetizers are one of my favorite things ever, so me showing you How to make Crostini will open up new doors for various ones.

I love Crostini, it is one of my favorite appetizer recipes because it can be super versatile and it is an all-around easy recipe that you can serve for any meal.

The little crusts on this bread is something to die for. It’s better than anything you’ll find at the grocery store. Golden brown goodness!

I love easy recipes, they are my favorite and I love recipes that I can pretty much use my imagination to do anything with whether it’s for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert.

Who doesn’t love crusty bread? A fresh baguette and your favorite dip sound like a good time to me. Some type of creamy spread goes a long way to happiness, haha!

These are particularly good with something like spinach artichoke dip. Then again, butter is a great way to go too. Yay for party appetizers!

With this basic how to make crostini recipe you will get your choice on what you want to do, but even just eating this plain by itself is a great appetizer or side to your meal.

Some of my other favorite appetizers we have on our site include: Chipotle Cheese Straws, Cheesy Pesto Pull Apart Rolls and Spicy Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels.

How to Make Crostini overhead finished on plate with dipping sauce.

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  1. With only 4 ingredients this comes together quickly. For best results, stay simple.
  2. It is versatile and you can top it with your favourite toppings or dip it in whatever you’d like.
  3. Easily double this recipe to serve more guests. Just get more baguette slices!

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR THE FULL RECIPE CARD):

  • Baguette
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Pepper
Ingredients needed for How to Make Crostini.

HOW TO MAKE CROSTINI:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a sheet tray with parchment paper, set aside.
  2. Slice the baguette into slices between ¼ inch to ½ inch. Lay the slices on the sheet tray, you may need more than one sheet tray.
  3. Brush the bread slices on both sides with the olive oil, it may seem like a lot but use it all. 
  4. Place the sheet tray into the oven for 8-10 minutes of cook time or until your desired toastiness is reached. Immediately sprinkle with kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to your taste.
Step by step photos on How to Make Crostini.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS RECIPE:

For this toasted bread, we like to use a French Baguette for this recipe.

It is a great smaller but long bread that toasts up nicely and is the perfect size for appetizers.

Other bread that you can use for this simple crostini recipe would be an artisan loaf or even a ciabatta.

They can be cut down into smaller pieces and baked that way.

This is the beauty of golden little toasts, you can do so much with it!

Some different toppings that we have used it for is:

  1. Adding bruschetta.
  2. Add honey and goat cheese with nuts.
  3. Dipping in an olive oil dip.
  4. Use as a dip for bake brie.

There are just so many different ways that you can use Crostini and you can absolutely decide what you’d like to do with it!

Close up of How to Make Crostini Recipe stacked on white plate.

It’s the best thing since sliced bread. Ha!

I love delicious appetizers like this one.

  • Fresh Tomatoes: Top with diced fresh tomatoes for a bruschetta-style crostini.
  • Soft Cheese: Spread soft cheese like goat cheese or cream cheese on top.
  • Fresh Garlic: Rub the cut side of a garlic clove on the warm crostini for extra flavor.
  • Herbs: Sprinkle with fresh herbs like basil, rosemary, or thyme.
  • Avocado: Mash avocado and spread it on the crostini for a creamy addition.
  • Honey: Drizzle with a little bit of honey for a sweet and savory combo.
  • Prosciutto: Add thin slices of prosciutto for a touch of saltiness.
  • Olives: Top with sliced olives for a Mediterranean twist.
  • Balsamic Glaze: Drizzle with balsamic glaze for added tanginess.
  • Roasted Peppers: Add roasted red or yellow peppers for a pop of color and flavor.

You can decide if you want thick pieces or thin. Get ready for lovely little Italian toasts.

  • Different Breads: Use sourdough bread, rye bread, or any rustic Italian bread instead of a French baguette.
  • Alternative Oil: Substitute olive oil with avocado oil for a different flavor.
  • Herb-Infused Oil: Use herb-infused olive oil for an extra layer of taste.
  • Garlic Powder: If you don’t have fresh garlic, sprinkle with garlic powder after toasting.
  • Flavored Salts: Use sea salt or flavored salts like garlic salt or herb salt instead of kosher salt.
  • Butter: Use melted butter instead of olive oil for a richer flavor.

This recipe can be stored in an airtight container or ziptop bag for up to 1 week at room temperature.

DANA’S TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • We like to use slices of Baguette for this recipe but other breads can be used, see above for more.
  • There are a variety of uses for Crostini, see above for some of my favorite uses.
  • Double this recipe to serve more people.
  • This recipe is great on its own baked just as is per the recipe.
Hand putting a piece of How to Make Crostini on plate with tomatoes.

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5 from 3 votes

How to Make Crostini

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
With only four simple ingredients, I’m going to show you how to Make Crostini, an easy recipe that you can use for a variety of things.
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a sheet tray with parchment paper, set aside.
  • Slice the baguette into slices between ¼ inch to ½ inch. Lay the slices on the sheet tray, you may need more than one sheet tray.
    1 French baguette
  • Brush the bread slices on both sides with the olive oil, it may seem like a lot but use it all.
    ¼ cup olive oil
  • Place the sheet tray into the oven for 7-10 minutes or until your desired toastiness is reached. Immediately sprinkle with kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to your taste.
    Kosher salt, Fresh cracked pepper

Notes

  1. We like to use slices of Baguette for this recipe but other breads can be used, see above for more.
  2. There are a variety of uses for Crostini, see above for some of my favorite uses.
  3. Double this recipe to serve more people.
  4. This recipe is great on its own baked just as is per the recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 187kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 258mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course Appetizer
Cuisine American

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