Ever notice how expensive pre-made crostini is? You only need a few extra minutes and couple of everyday supplies, and you’ll stretch your dollars much further by making it yourself. Btw, stale bread is NOT a requirement. Any bread will do! Here’s How to Make Crostini.
How to Make Crostini
I know throwing parties can be stressful, so I wanted to share with you how easy it is to make one of my quick-prep tricks that can be made days, or even weeks, before it’s party time.
You’ll see the recipe for crostini below, but what it doesn’t mention is that you can prep your crostini well-ahead of your event by cutting, oiling, and freezing the slices in an airtight container. When it’s party time, you pop the frozen slices into the oven (following recipe-baking instructions) and boom, they’re ready to serve.
Stale bread is not a requirement…
It just isn’t. You can use a freshly baked baguette for this recipe any time…even if you’re doing the freeze-and-bake method. Stale bread is simply not required.
Here are the ingredients you’ll want on hand to make crostini:
- baguette (any type)
- olive oil
- salt and pepper (optional)
Here is an overview of how to make crostini:
- slice baguette
- brush slices with oil
- serve (or store up to 5 days)
Here are the tools you’ll find helpful for this recipe:
Crostini serving ideas:
White Bean Artichoke Spread is a healthy, creamy, elegant bean dip…easy to whip up with a food processor or blender.
Another favorite use for crostini is my Shakshuka (baked eggs in tomato sauce). In fact, I must have crostini for this dish. There’s something magical about scooping up this sexy number with a crunchy, elegant piece of toast.
Looking for holiday recipes?
My No Cook Cranberry Pomegranate Relish is perfect served on top of warm, brie cheese. You’ll love my Vegan Green Bean Casserole…and you really won’t believe it’s vegan! For a comfort food that’s only a little naughty, grab my recipe for Half-Healthy Butternut Squash Baked Mac and Cheese. And my Autumn Quinoa Sweet Potato Arugula Salad tastes like fall season with every bite.
Hope I’ve inspired you to make your own crostini at home and save the supermarket for the party supplies you don’t have time to make. This recipe doesn’t get any easier.
Cheers to your next party made easy…and always to our health.