Farmer’s Crostini

Farmer’s Crostini

Appetizer ready in 40 minutes! Try this tasty bread topped with cucumber and tomato mixture layered with cheese.

Prep Time

40

Minutes

Total Time

40

Minutes

Makes

20

servings

1
baguette (14 oz), cut into 40 (1/4-inch) slices
Nonstick cooking spray
2
packages (3 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1/4
cup crumbled blue cheese (from a 5-oz container)
1/4
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/4
teaspoon garlic powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
1/2
medium cucumber, finely chopped
1
small ripe tomato, finely chopped
1/2
medium red or yellow bell pepper, cut into matchsticks
Fresh flat-leaf (Italian) parsley leaves, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 325°F. Place bread slices on ungreased cookie sheet; spray lightly with non-stick cooking spray. Bake 6 to 9 minutes or until crispy. Remove to wire rack; cool completely.
  2. In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, blue cheese, mayonnaise, garlic powder, salt and pepper with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended.
  3. In small bowl, stir together cucumber, tomato and bell pepper.
  4. Spread about 1 teaspoon cheese mixture on top of each slice of baguette. Top with cucumber and tomato mixture. Garnish with parsley.
Makes 20 servings (2 crostini each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Substitute vegetables, as desired. Other fresh vegetable options might include tiny broccoli florets, sliced fresh mushrooms, shredded carrot or sliced green onions.
Garnish with fresh dill sprigs or fresh thyme sprigs .
Grilled vegetables including: grilled zucchini or summer squash, red onion strips, or peppers are great on these crostini. Allow grilled vegetables to cool slightly before placing on cheese mixture.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 120
    • (Calories from Fat 60),
  • Total Fat 6g
    • (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 230mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 12g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 2g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.