Crostini appetizers are game-changing.

They’re easy to make, usually quick, ready in 15 minutes or less, and are elegant finger food that you won’t be able to get enough of. There’s no room for wondering what to serve as guests arrive for your next holiday party or get-together with friends because crostini make entertaining easy!

Crostini on parchment paper with asparagus and goat cheese.

Even better? This collection includes all vegetarian recipes to fit a variety of dietary needs.

All you need to start is a baguette sliced and toasted to make the crostini, ready to be topped with your favorite flavor combinations. You can prepare these little toasts ahead of time, or assemble them right before serving.

Looking to make it even easier? Set out one of the suggested dips that are delicious spread on crostini, too!

We’re here for quick and easy appetizers for any occasion, and this is no exception. Let’s dive into our favorites!

Crostini Appetizer Recipes

Here are a collection of crostini topping recipes – full of flavor and texture! Just assemble and set out to serve your guests.

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Fresh Balsamic Tomato Bruschetta on Crostini

5 (21 ratings)
Tomato bruschetta is elevated with aged balsamic – you'll love this fresh, easy, 15-minute recipe!
Ingredients: cherry tomatoes, basil, garlic, shallot, balsamic vinegar
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Overhead citrus pesto crostini scattered next to each other.

Citrus Pesto Crostini with Goat Cheese

5 (1 rating)
A bright, citrus-forward crostini recipe that is perfect for spring! Creamy tangy goat cheese pairs wonderfully with the lemon pesto, and asparagus adds a lovely crunch.
Ingredients: citrus pesto, asparagus, goat cheese, almond slices
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Greek bruschetta on tray.

Greek Bruschetta with Whipped Feta

5 (10 ratings)
Bright, fresh, and flavorful! This Greek bruschetta is ready in just 20 minutes, too!
Ingredients: tomato, cucumber, onion, feta, basil, mint, parsley, oregano, lemon
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White bean crostini with broccoli on plate.

Broccolini and White Bean Crostini

5 (4 ratings)
A uniquie combination that you won't be able to get enough of! A creamy spread of white beans topped with roasted broccolini and parmesan cheese.
Ingredients: broccolini, cannelini beans, lemon, garlic, parsley, parmesan
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Roasted cherry crostini on parchment paper.

Roasted Cherry and Goat Cheese Crostini

5 (1 rating)
Sweet and savory, the combination of roasted cherries and creamy goat cheese with thyme will keep you coming back for more!
Ingredients: cherries, thyme, goat cheese, basil and balsamic vinegar (optional)
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Blackberry Burrata Mint Crostini - the ultimate summer appetizer - easy and requires little prep work, full of fresh flavors, and pairs well with your favorite wine! | Fork in the Kitchen

Blackberry Burrata Mint Crostini

5 (6 ratings)
This is the ultimate summer appetizer, bursting with flavor! You'll love that it's ready in just 15 minutes will basically no prep work!
Ingredients: burrata cheese, blackberries, fresh mint, lemon, honey
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Butternut Squash and Pear Crostini

Comforting, creamy butternut squash paired with white cheddar and fresh pear make an irresistible combination, with warming thyme it's the perfect fall appetizer!
Ingredients: butternut squash, garlic, white cheddar cheese, parmesan, thyme, pear
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Fig and goat cheese crostini on parchment paper.

Fig and Goat Cheese Crostini (with bacon option)

5 (5 ratings)
A sweet and savory combination – this crostini recipe pairs a rich fig compote and tangy goat cheese. Bacon is a savory addition for meat-eaters, and can be left off for vegetarians.
Ingredients: red wine, thyme, lemon, sugar, cinnamon, dried figs, goat cheese, bacon (optional)
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Mushroom Bruschetta with Gruyere and Thyme

4.94 (32 ratings)
A deliciously savory combination of mushrooms, thyme, and gruyere cheese that is irresisbile! A must-have appetizer for holiday tables, too.
Ingredients: gruyere cheese, mushrooms, butter, shallot, thyme
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Roasted Grape and Honey Goat Cheese Crostini

5 (3 ratings)
Roasted grapes turn rich, sweet, and savory with the addition of fresh thyme and honey. Paired with creamy goat cheese, it's an incredible combination!
Ingredients: red grapes, thyme, goat cheese, honey
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Dips to Serve with Crostini

Make a batch of crostini and set them out with one of these flavorful, easy-to-make dips that are also excellent as crostini toppings. They are perfectly paired with the little toasts and make serving appetizers a breeze.

A large white plate topped with grilled baguette slices and a wooden bowl filled with ricotta next to two wine glasses.

Whipped Ricotta with Herbs and Honey

5 (117 ratings)
An all-time favorite is this creamy whipped ricotta recipe. It's ready in just 10 minutes and topped with a bright, fresh herb mixture!
Ingredients: ricotta, mint, parsley, lemon, honey
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olive tapenade with baguette crisps

5-Minute Green Olive Tapenade (No Anchovies Option)

5 (1 rating)
Briny, light, and full of flavor! This olive tapenade comes together in just 5 minutes and can be made ahead of time.
Ingredients: green olives, anchovy paste (optional, see notes), garlic, lemon
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tomato onion spread in bowl next to crostini

Jammy Tomato Red Pepper Spread

4.20 (5 ratings)
This rich tomato spread melts in your mouth with its jammy-like consistency. It requires a 1 hour simmer, but is totally worth the hands-off process of waiting.
Ingredients: tomatoes, yellow onion, red bell pepper, garlic
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nicoise olive tapenade on tray with baguette

Black Olive Tapenade

Easy to make in just 5-minutes bursting with rich, briny flavor! Make it ahead for an easy appetizer.
Ingredients: nicoise oilves, anchovy paste, garlic, parsley, lemon
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artichoke tapenade in bowl with baguette crostini

Artichoke Tapenade

5 (2 ratings)
This creamy, buttery, light spread is ready in just 5 minutes and can be made ahead of time, too!
Ingredients: artichoke hearts, green olives, garlic, lemon juice
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Serving dish with tomato jam, pesto, and burrata next to baguette slices.

Burrata, Pesto, and Tomato Jam Appetizer (Spread)

5 (9 ratings)
Savory tomato jam, bright pesto, and burrata come together for a magical combination! This festive spread is not only perfect for Christmas, but anytime of year!
Ingredients: tomato jam, basil pesto, burrata cheese
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Bowl of whipped feta with olives on top.

Whipped Feta with Marinated Olives

4.88 (8 ratings)
Easy to make in just 10 minutes, this dip is flavorful, bright, and impressive!
Ingredients: feta, greek yogurt, garlic, lemon
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Make one of these easy crostini appetizer recipes for your next party, dinner with friends, or happy hour! Choose from a variety of textures and flavors in this collection of crostini topping ideas, including several easy dips. They're delicious and elegant "grown-up finger food".

Ingredients

Crostini

Topping

Equipment

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat oven to 375°F. Spread baguette slices on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil (don’t drench them, dry areas are ok) and sprinkle with salt as desired. Flip slices over and repeat so both sides are lightly covered with oil. Bake for 5-7 minutes on each side until golden brown. Once toasted, remove from pan and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together mint, lemon, olive oil, and a pinch of salt (to taste).
  • Layer the following on top of each toasted crostini: 1-2 tablespoons of burrata, freshly ground black pepper, a pinch of salt flakes, 3-4 blackberries, a drizzle of the mint mixture, and a drizzle of honey. Top with additional mint leaves and salt flakes as desired. Serve immediately.

Notes

  • Crostini can be made a few hours or a day ahead – just store in an airtight container until ready to serve. You may need to reheat in the oven to crisp up if making the day before.
  • Makes approximately 16-18 crostini.
Serving: 2crostini, Calories: 209kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 20mg, Sodium: 193mg, Potassium: 95mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 307IU, Vitamin C: 12mg, Calcium: 188mg, Iron: 1mg
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