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Almond-Bacon Cheese Crostini

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.

Makes

3 dozen

For a change from the usual toasted tomato appetizer, try this baked crostini recipe. If you like, slice the baguette at an angle instead of making a straight cut. —Leondre Hermann, Stuart, Florida
Almond-Bacon Cheese Crostini Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1 French bread baguette (1 pound), cut into 36 slices
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • Dash salt
  • Additional toasted almonds, optional

Directions

  1. Place bread slices on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 400° until lightly browned, 8-9 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the cheese, mayonnaise, almonds, bacon, onion and salt. Spread over bread. Bake until cheese is melted, 7-8 minutes. Sprinkle with additional almonds if desired. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 120 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 160mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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