Garlic Cream Cheese Crostini

For a spur-of-the-moment snack, reach for this recipe.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 20

20
(1/2-inch-thick) slices French bread
1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1/2
cup garlic-and-herb cream cheese spread (from 8-oz container)
4
medium green onions, chopped (1/4 cup)
Chopped fresh thyme leaves, if desired
Chopped fresh plum (Roma) tomatoes, if desired

  • 1 Set oven control to broil. On ungreased cookie sheet, place bread slices. Lightly brush each with oil. Broil 4 to 6 inches from heat about 1 minute or until light golden brown.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix cream cheese and green onions. Spread mixture on toasted bread slices. Broil about 1 minute longer or until cream cheese bubbles. Garnish with thyme leaves and tomatoes.

Expert Tips

Garlic-and-herb cream cheese spread is a soft cream cheese found alongside the regular cream cheese in the grocery store.

To make ahead, toast the bread and cool the slices completely before storing them in an airtight plastic bag. Just before serving, spread the crostini with the cream cheese mixture, and broil them.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Crostini
Calories
50
(
Calories from Fat
25),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
70mg
70%;
Total Carbohydrate
5g
5%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 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; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.