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The Easiest Homemade Crostini Recipe

5 from 1 reviews

Making crostini at home is easier than you might think. Freshly made crostini also tastes SO much better than the version you'll find at the grocery store! It only requires 3 ingredients and takes about 20 minutes from start to finish.

Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Slice French baguette on the bias in about 1/2" thick slices.
  3. Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  4. Brush both sides of each piece of bread. Sprinkle with Kosher salt.
  5. Bake for 8 minutes, flip, and bake for another 8 minutes.

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Notes

  • You can use just about any type of bread for this recipe as long as it's a long thin loaf. One of our local bakery's has a delicious rustic baguette that I love to use to make crostini. Our local grocery store also has a great sourdough baguette. Find one that you like and don't be afraid to switch it up next time you make them!
  • You can slice the directly across or on the diagonal. Slicing the bread directly across is going to give you a more sturdy crostini, so I recommend that if you're pairing it with a thick, creamy dip like my Spinach Artichoke Dip. Cut the bread diagonally if you're serving it with something more forgiving like Olive Oil Bread Dip.
  • The crostini should be quite crispy when it comes out of the oven. This is what makes it perfect for serving with all your favorite appetizers! It's sturdy enough to hold up to creamy Creamy Whipped Feta Dip, Fig Jam Baked Brie, and Cheesy Baked Olive Dip.
  • If you want to add a bit of extra flavor to your crostini, slice a clove of garlic in half and rub the cut side of the garlic across the surface of the baked crostini. This will add a subtle garlic flavor that pairs perfectly with savory dips and spreads!
  • Crostini can be served warm, straight from the oven, or at room temperature. 

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