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Tomato Cheese Crostini

Tomato Cheese CrostiniThis recipe for crostini features a wonderful flavor combination of sun-dried tomatoes, goat cheese, Parmesan cheese and Gruyère cheese. This dish works great as an appetizer or an accompaniment to a salad or main entrée.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 to 4 ounces soft goat cheese with garlic and herbs
1/2 cup (1.5 ounces) BUITONI Refrigerated Freshly Shredded Parmesan Cheese
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded Gruyère cheese
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 long French bread baguette
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup julienne-cut sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to broil and position oven rack 6 inches from broiling element.
  2. Combine goat cheese, Parmesan cheese, Gruyère cheese and pepper in medium bowl; stir well.
  3. Slice bread into 30 (1/4-inch) slices. Arrange on baking sheet and lightly brush tops with olive oil. Broil for about 1 minute or until light golden.
  4. Spread each bread slice with 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of the cheese mixture and return to oven. Broil until cheese begins to melt and brown.
  5. Top each slice with two tomato pieces. Serve immediately.

Makes 15 servings.

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