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Crostini Aperitivo

Crostini AperitivoAdd a touch of Tuscany to your meal with this simple, yet elegant crostini appetizer made with thin slices of multi-grain baguette topped with prosciutto, creamy goat cheese and a delicious pesto spread. Buon appetito!

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (about 20 inches long) multi-grain baguette
1 clove garlic, peeled and halved crosswise
2 (about 5.3-ounce) packages soft goat cheese
1 (7-ounce) container BUITONI Refrigerated All Natural Pesto with Basil
1 (3-ounce) package thinly sliced prosciutto, cut into strips

Additional toppings: roasted and sliced bell peppers, roasted thin asparagus, shaved melon and/or chopped dates (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat broiler. Cut bread into 40 (1/2-inch-thick) diagonal slices. Place on baking sheet.
  2. Broil for 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until golden. Rub tops of bread slices with cut garlic halves. Discard garlic.
  3. Combine cheese and pesto in small bowl; stir until combined.
  4. Spread about 2 teaspoons mixture over each toasted bread slice. Top evenly with prosciutto and any additional toppings.

Makes 40 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/40 of recipe): Calories: 70 Calories from Fat: 35 Total Fat: 4 g Saturated Fat: 1.5 g Cholesterol: 5 mg Sodium: 170 mg Carbohydrates: 5 g Dietary Fiber: 0 g Sugars: 1 g Protein: 3 g

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® &, used with permission.