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Roasted Squash Crostini with Whipped Goat Cheese

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 20

Creamy goat cheese and spiced delicata squash make a delicious topped crostini!

Ingredients

1
loaf (20 inch) baguette French bread
3
tablespoons olive oil
1
medium delicata squash (1 lb), peeled
1/4
cup chopped onion
2
teaspoons garam masala
1/2
teaspoon ground cumin
1/4
teaspoon kosher salt
4
oz soft chèvre (goat) cheese
3
oz cream cheese, softened (from 8-oz package)
3
tablespoons whipping cream
Chopped fresh cilantro
Chopped roasted salted pistachio nuts

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Cut baguette into 40 (1/2-inch) slices. Place slices on ungreased cookie sheets; lightly brush with 1 tablespoon of the oil. Bake 6 to 9 minutes or until crisp. Cool completely.
  • 2 Meanwhile, cut squash in half lengthwise; remove and discard seeds. Cut squash into 1/2-inch cubes. In large bowl, mix squash and onion; drizzle with remaining 2 tablespoons oil. Sprinkle with garam masala, cumin and salt; stir to coat. Spread on ungreased 15x10x1-inch pan. Bake 15 minutes; stir. Bake 20 to 25 minutes longer or until vegetables are browned and tender.
  • 3 In medium bowl, beat goat cheese, cream cheese and cream with electric mixer on high speed until smooth. Spread about 1 teaspoon cheese mixture on top of each baguette slice. Top with slightly less than 1 tablespoon squash mixture. Garnish with cilantro and pistachio nuts.

Expert Tips

Garam masala is a blend of spices from North India. You can find it the spice aisle of your grocery store.

Delicata squash is a variety of winter squash that has a yellow or cream skin with dark green stripes.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
120
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
140mg
140%;
Total Carbohydrate
12g
12%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
45%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
4%;
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.

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