Bacon, Basil and Tomato Crostini

Bacon, Basil and Tomato Crostini

Serves 4

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
  • ΒΌ cup olive oil
  • Paprika, Italian seasoning, kosher salt

You will also need:

  • 6-8 cherry tomatoes, thinly sliced

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 the crostini. Top with a slice of tomato.