These savory crostini appetizers will have your party guests reaching for more.
Cured Salmon with Dill-Horseradish Cream
"People don't think salmon is a Southern thing, but my mom made salmon croquettes every Sunday before church." - Chef John Hall
Hands-on time for this recipe is only 15 minutes, but the salmon will need to chill for 36 hours. As a recipe that has less than 10 ingredients, it is a great make-ahead option when entertaining for breakfast or brunch. Fresh bursts of citrus with lemon, lime, and orange zests give it a refreshing kick perfect for kick starting a dinner party. This no-cook dish is also perfect for saving time and headaches when entertaining because of its very little use of the oven. Serve the thinly sliced salmon with Dill-Horseradish Cream and toasted sourdough bread slices and wow guests with this easy, yet delectable, party appetizer.
Fresh Herb-Tomato Crostini
Recipe: Fresh Herb-Tomato Crostini
Be the hostess with the mostess by preparing one of these beautiful and delicious crostini recipes. Our first crostini recipe is an easy and elegant appetizer for any occasion. Prepare tomato topping up to two days ahead; cover and store in the refrigerator. Toast bread slices one day ahead; store at room temperature in an airtight container.
Pear-and-Blue Cheese Crostini
Recipe: Pear-and-Blue Cheese Crostini
The arugula, cheese, and bacon pair perfectly with the sweet fruit.
Butternut Squash-and-Pecan Crostini
Creamy butternut squash teams up with pecans and Parmesan for a truly mouthwatering appetizer.
Beef Tenderloin Crostini
Pork Tenderloin Crostini
Sweet Potato Crostini with Goat Cheese and Grape Salsa
Spicy, sweet, and totally addictive, this easy appetizer starts with preseasoned fries.
Strawberry Pretzel Crostini
Recipe: Strawberry Pretzel Crostini
The sturdy pretzel holds the weight of the strawberries and cream cheese, making this bite-sized crostini an ideal finger food.
Honey-Rosemary Cherries and Blue Cheese Crostini
Begin your party casually by offering this appetizer "help yourself" style. Or, make up single-serving plates and present as a first course at the table.
Gorgonzola-Grilled Pear Crostini
Recipe: Gorgonzola-Grilled Pear Crostini
Prepare elegant appetizers perfect for a sophisticated dinner party or soiree. This delicious crostini has grilled pear wedges sprinkled with pecans and rosemary. Drizzle on honey for a sweet finish to a beautiful appetizer.
White Bean-and-Black Olive Crostini
This salty, satisfying appetizer sets a great tone for the rest of your meal. Garnish with torn basil leaves.
Baked Fig Crostini
Recipe: Baked Fig Crostini
Salty bacon and goat cheese add the perfect balance to the fig-and-honey-topped crostini.
Recipe: Cornbread Crostini
Small, thin rounds of cornbread baked in muffin pans replace baguette slices as a tasty base for Southern-style crostini.
Baked Bean Crostini
Recipe: Baked Bean Crostini
This crostini is a fun twist on an old stand-by. Feel free to load up on toppings; we love pickled jalapeño, bacon, and queso fresco.