Crostini

Crostini

Crostini, an Italian appetizer, is crusty bread with different delicious toppings. Here we’ve highlighted fresh tomatoes, basil and mozzarella.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

23

Minutes

Makes

12

appetizers

12
slices Italian bread, each 1/2 inch thick
1/4
cup olive or vegetable oil
1
large tomato, chopped (1 cup)
3
tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
1
tablespoon large capers or chopped ripe olives
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
12
slices (1 ounce each) mozzarella cheese
  1. Heat oven to 375ºF. Place bread slices on ungreased cookie sheet. Drizzle 1 teaspoon oil over each bread slice.
  2. Mix tomato, basil, capers, salt and pepper. Spread half of the tomato mixture over bread slices; top each with cheese slice. Spread remaining tomato mixture over cheese.
  3. Bake about 8 minutes or until bread is hot and cheese is melted. Serve hot.
Makes 12 appetizers
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Time Saver
Prepare and refrigerate tomato topping up to 24 hours ahead. Assemble crostini for baking no longer than 1 hour ahead or the bread will get soggy.
Did You Know...
Capers are flower buds from the Mediterranean caper bush. These small buds are picked, dried in the sun and pickled in vinegar brine. They make great additions to salads and appetizers, such as this crostini.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 175
    • (Calories from Fat 90 ),
  • Total Fat 10 g
    • (Saturated Fat 4 g,),
  • Cholesterol 15 mg;
  • Sodium 380 mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 12 g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1 g,
  • Protein 10 g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 1 High-Fat Meat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.