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Bacon Tomato Basil Crostini
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Bacon, Tomato Basil Crostini

Bacon, Tomato Basil Crostini combines toasted seasoned crostini topped with smooth basil and bacon cream cheese and a slice of juicy fresh tomato.
Course Appetizer
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Lisa B.

Ingredients

For the basil cream cheese:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 4 ounces goat cheese softened
  • 2 cloves garlic pressed or finely minced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 4 slices cooked bacon crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the crostini:

  • 1 day old baguette sliced
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Paprika Italian seasoning, kosher salt

You will also need:

  • 6-8 cherry tomatoes thinly sliced

Instructions

For the basil cream cheese:

  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Process until ingredients are thoroughly combined. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

For the crostini:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Arrange baguette slices in one layer on a cookie sheet. Drizzle with half of olive oil.
  • Sprinkle evenly with the spices.
  • Bake for 7 minutes. Flip crostini over. Season with remaining olive oil and spices. Bake for another 7 minutes or until crostini is toasted.

To assemble:

  • Spread about 1 teaspoon of the basil cream cheese on a crostini. Top with a slice of tomato.