Make your own fresh Crostini at home in three no-fuss steps and you won’t believe how delicious, quick, and incredibly easy they are to make. You can add different dried herbs and spices to complement the flavor of the accompanying recipe.
These homemade crostini are so darn easy and perfect for so many appetizers. I love to serve them with so many of my dips and use them for croutons in my French Onion Soup. They are dependable, delicious and incredibly versatile. These little toasts only take about 5 minutes to prep and about 10 minutes to cook. They make the best finger food for parties.
What to top crostini with
Try different combinations of these ingredients to make a big bold beautiful platter of appetizers.
- A sprinkle of freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- Cream cheese, creamy goat cheese, herb cheese, or any spreadable cheese.
- Olives, cherry tomatoes, capers, salmon, strawberries, pears.
- Drizzle of honey, balsamic glaze, or lemon pesto.
How to make Crostini
Start by slicing your day old baguette into 1/3-1/2 inch thick slices with a serrated knife. Now in a small bowl stir together the butter, olive oil and garlic powder. Then brush both sides of the bread with the butter mixture and place in a single layer on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Bake in a preheated oven for 10-12 minutes. Store at room temperature in an airtight container or zipper bag for up to a week. Top with ingredients right before serving.
Other ingredients you can add to the butter
Of course not all at once but maybe 2-3 to complement any cold or hot dip that you are serving them with.
- 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley or 1/2 tablespoon fresh parsley
- a touch of salt and fresh ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano or 1/2 tablespoon fresh oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil or 1/2 tablespoon fresh basil
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- a couple pinches of crushed red pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
Dip recipes to serve these with
Easy Crostini Recipe
These homemade crostini are quick and easy, cheaper than store bought and taste so much better.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 6 servings
- Category: appetizer
- Method: bake
- Cuisine: Italian
- 1 day old baguette
- 2 tablespoons butter melted
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4–1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (see notes)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cover baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Cut bread into 1/3-1/2 inch thick slices. In a small bowl stir together butter, olive oil and garlic powder. Brush both sides of the bread slices with butter mixture. Place on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
- If you love garlic add the the whole 1/2 teaspoon. If you like garlic add the 1/4 teaspoon.
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Delicious….perfect with tomato basil pizza dip
I do love how crispy these turned out, and I can’t wait to try making them again for a party I am having over the weekend.
It’s such a nice treat and so versatile. I do love this crostini recipe.
I could honestly just snack on these plain. They look so good and delicious…perfect for dipping and so many toppings of course! So simple and easy love it!
This looks really tasty and so easy to make. Will have to give this a go
This looks amazing. Bread is one of those things that I struggle to not overeat. This looks so good I know I would overindulge, I may have to invite some people to dinner and make this for everyone so I can control myself. It looks so good!
I love a good crostini – you suggest topping it with olives! I normally food process the olives with a bit of garlic and a bit of balsamic – which is lovely.
I’m making this super easy Crostini in our next get-together. It will surely please my friends!
Love this!I make a killer Pimento Cheese & Bacon topped Crostini 😉 I am pinning this to try with 😉
These were so easy to make. We all really enjoyed them. I served them with your hot shrimp dip!
That was easier than I expected to make and turned out so tasty. You can pair it with so many dishes.
It looks really so yummy. It looks really so easy to make. I will like to try this recipe soon.
Yumm crostini for the win! It’s so easy to make and it’s a perfect appetizer (or snack)! I love trying all different toppings 😀
Me too! They are great for entertaining!
I bought some of these from an Italian shop not that long ago. But they seem so easy to make I may need to try myself x
Oh my this looks so good. I need to make this for my family. I know that they would all love it and it would be a hit!
These are so lovely to make for when you have guests over. They are quick and easy plus the topping variations means you can make a lovely range.
So true. They are great for entertaining!
This looks really nice. I bet it would be lovely adding some onion and garlic powder to it.
Yes that is mentioned in the post. It is delicious with onion and garlic powder on it.
Becky, Cuddle Fairy
Looks unreal, my mouth is watering reading this! I love a simple, delicious recipe.
I always have day old bread and usually will freshen it up in the oven, I have never thought of making crostini before
There you go! Now you have something delicious to make with it!
The easiest way to make some tasty bread! The family loves it when we make crostini!
These are perfectly crispy – crostini perfection!
Beti | easyweeknightrecipes
We love crostini! This looks SO delicious!
katerina @ diethood.com
I LOVE how easy and delicious this is!
So many ways to enjoy this delicious recipe! I love the texture.
So easy and crispy! Absolute perfection
Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert
This Crostini looks incredibly delicious!
Enjoyed this with some brie and it was the perfect afternoon snack! Excited to try some with artichoke dip later this week!
We love these! So easy and perfect for adding toppings for appetizers. Thank you.
These crostinis are my favourite, simple to prepare and perfect for any occasion!
This crostini recipe is perfect for brunches or parties. Great for dipping!
This was super super easy to make, and was the perfect side dish for the pasta we had for dinner!
These really were so easy!! Saving to make again soon!!