12 Servings

Goat cheese, red pepper and bail crostinis on a Tray.

Difficulties: Easy     Prep Time: 20 min     Total Time: 45 min    


  • 12 slices of baguette, sliced at a 45-degree angle about 1/2-inch thick
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 6 ounces fresh goat cheese, room temperature
  • Roasted bell pepper
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Red pepper flakes


  • 1

    To make crostini, preheat the oven to 375°F. Brush the bread slices with the olive oil and arrange evenly on a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper or foil. Bake until just barely golden, 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool to room temperature.

  • 2

    Spread 1 tablespoon of goat cheese on each crostini, then top with a strip of roasted bell pepper, small fresh basil leaf, and a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes.

  • 3

    Arrange crostini on a serving platter.

  • 4

    Crostini (without the toppings) can be made ahead and stored in an airtight container for up to a week.


Blue Cheese and Red Grape Crostini With Balsamic Glaze: Add 1 teaspoon of crumbled blue cheese onto the goat cheese and top with 1 red grape sliced in half and a drizzle of balsamic glaze. (Balsamic glaze is a thick balsamic syrup that can be found in the vinegar section of the market.)