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Almond-Bacon Cheese Crostini Recipe

Almond-Bacon Cheese Crostini Recipe

For a change from the usual toasted tomato appetizer, try these baked bites. If you like, slice the baguette at an angle instead of making a straight cut. —Leondre Hermann, Stuart, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min. YIELD:36 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 French bread baguette (1 pound), cut into 36 slices
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • Dash salt
  • Additional toasted almonds, optional

Directions

  • 1. Place bread slices on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 8-9 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the cheese, mayonnaise, almonds, bacon, onion and salt. Spread over bread. Bake for 7-8 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with additional almonds if desired. Serve warm. Yield: 3 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 120 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 160mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (trace sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein

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BajaGirl61
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2016

"These are great right out of the oven. I have made them twice as written, but might reduce the mayo in the future. I can definitely detect the mayo flavor and would prefer a cheesier taste. Can easily swap out the cheese, maybe try a light Swiss or a blend of Monterey Jack and Swiss? This recipe goes into my "favorite" folder for a change of pace."

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pottaway
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2015

"Big hit at two different parties!"

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brownma
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2014

"I don't know if anyone else has this problem, but I have the hardest time moving from recipe to recipe and maneuvering my recipe box. I can't seem to find an easy way except to leave the site and return. So very irritating. Any advice."

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DGPrice
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2014

"I would like an easy way to get to my recipe box if there is a way please let me know. I made the snicker doodles yesterday love them!"

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Smb1996
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2014

"Love this recipe!!! Found it while going through my grandmother's Taste of Home magazine a few years ago. It's a huge hit at holiday parties...you must make a lot because they go quickly!! I drizzle a tiny bit of olive oil on each crostini before putting them into the oven, gives it an added tasty little crunch."

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ivyliz
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2014

"My son just made these for his school project and it turned out great! sad to see it all go to class, except a few for us, that is ;-). We will be making this for our guess for our next get together."

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Joscy
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2014

"Haven't made yet, if they are as great soundng as others' reviews, they'd be mighty good!"

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mltdebbie
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2014

"I've been making these for years, after seeing the recipe in the first Taste of Home cookbook I bought. Love, love, love these and make them often"

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mrsducky
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2013

"Oh man! These are so good! Everyone at my Christmas buffet loved these."

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MsHDRdr
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2013

"Everyone loved these! Will make again, great recipe. Thanks!"

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laburt
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2013

"Made this to bring to Christmas. It went over amazingly well! My brother hates mayo so I didn't tell him there was any in it.... He loved it!"

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lcaras
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2012

"These are SO good! I made them for a party and probably ate more of them than anyone! :)"

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pinkheels7
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2012

"Very delicious && easy to make! Taste just as good without melting the cheese."

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lrzgirls3
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2012

"These are awesome and easy to make!"

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cookinama
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2012

"Delicious. Would make again. Loved it! My family raved!"

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jefruth
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2012

"I have made this recipe many times, first with squash bisque on Thanksgiving....big hit every time!"

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jefruth
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2012

"I have made this recipe many times, first with squash bisque on Thanksgiving....big hit every time!"

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Lisa Marlette
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2012

"I made these for the first time this week for a birthday gathering - everyone LOVED them! I used Hormel bacon pieces instead of the 6 strips of bacon (easier) and I used 2 green onions instead of one. (love onions)"

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booklady15668
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2012

"Really great recipe! Baking the baguettes for 8-9 minutes is way too long (try 3 minutes, then check). Also, final baking for 7-8 minutes was too long (again, check it). Will make this recipe many times over."

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Lmellen132
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2012

"Always a hit! I can't tell you how many times I've been asked for the recipe. It's easy to make too!"

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Alirose114
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2012

"Found this recipe at the beginning of December when I was looking to take something to a holiday party. Was easy to make and everyone loved it. I ended up making them for two more parties and everyone raved about them. Will definately keep this recipe as a favorite and use again."

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caglaser
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2011

"Wonderful Definitely a keeper"

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sjaaheim
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

"It was very easy to make and my daughter said it was the hit of the meal. I didn't use the almonds but it was still very delicious."

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maryohh
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2011

"Made it the other nite. It's great. Everyone loved it.. It's a keeper"

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sdonoghue@cogeco.ca
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2011

"This was great. I had people putting the spread on bread and loving it before it was even cooked."

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sd20
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2011

"Yummy! I didn't toast the baguette's the first time just put the topping on and warmed them in the oven for the 7-9 min. They turned out great.."

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caglaser
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2011

"OMG these went like hotcakes at my family Thanksgiving this year. Will definitely keep this recipe"

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MNixon4746
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2011

"The only thing I can say is - EXCELLENT!"

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jefruth
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2011

"I discovered this recipe last Thanksgiving and have made it several times since. I served this with butternut squash soup. Huge hit! Also works to put in fridge for the next day, just toast and serve."

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parksville
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2011

"This appie is great, tasty and easy. A real hit at our dinner party. Made as is except omitted the salt and used OM real bacon bits. Sprinkled some fresh minced parsley on top before popping in the oven. You can make the filler a day ahead and refrigerate until ready to use. A keeper."

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MilFamChef
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2011

"A family favorite, I love cooking this guaranteed hit on the table! I leave out the bacon and it is fabulous!"

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Sandy1947
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2011

"I made these for a girls' get-together weekend, and they all raved about them. Next time though, I don't think it's necessary to toast the baguette first.

The warming time should toast the bottom of the bread just fine. Woodsy in WB, WI"

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desalvo_b
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2011

"Made this for the Superbowl XLV and it was a hit. I ate half of it myself! Used real bacon bits instead of crumbled bacon and did half montery jack and half mild cheddar for the cheese. Honestly, the different cheeses tasted the same, so either would work fine."

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DJ Miles
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2011

"My hostess at our New Year's Eve party made these and they were scrumptious! She forgot to include the bacon (it was found in the microwave the next morning)...you think we were partying too much? Anyway, I asked for the recipe and will be making it next weekend for a small gathering I am hosting."

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cahjax1
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2011

"Not only easy, but delicious!!!!!!!!!! I served this for our New Year's dinner as the appetizer with Leg of Lamb and Roasted Potatoes w/ Onions, Bacon-Infused Green Beans and Rolls. Sooo easy with few ingredients and very impressive!!!!"

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momio
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2011

"Our whole family loved them!"

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patmellette
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2010

"Made this with olive oil drizzled over slices of Italian Bread with a few Almonds over each slice. Toasted to lite brown, under broiler, then topped with crumbled bacon, green onion, more almonds, then lots of mozzerella cheese piled up. (no mayo) The bread was still warm from the oven, so it only needed another 2 mins. WOW it was so good. My children told me its a keeper."

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jeansavitts
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2010

"I found this recipe a few years ago and loved it.I did not put the green onions in. It is really easy to make."

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pallen0703
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2010

"DELICIOUS!! I made these on Christmas Eve- they were a huge hit- very flavorful. I toasted the bread with olive oil first and then added the mixture which I had made earlier- couldn't be easier and so good!!!"

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kamiracle
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2010

"The entire family loved this and are asking when I am going to make it again!"

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mommycoffey
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2010

"I made these as the appetizer for my dad's Father's Day dinner. They were a huge hit! Even my son who doesn't like any kind of nuts ate them. I will most certainly be making these again. (I had some of the mixture leftover, and we ate it as a dip with crackers. Fantastic!)"

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snackcake
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2010

"i made these awhile back and forgot to review but made these for a girls get together and they were a hit. and very easy to make. thanks for sharing"

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MJODMA
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2010

"Made these for a family appetizer cook-off and they came in first place! I lightly brushed the bread with olive oil and popped them in a 400* oven to lightly toast. I made the topping ahead and placed it on just before placing back in the oven to melt. Absolutely a hit!"

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nsherman
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2010

"You can also substitute the sliced almonds with sliced green olives and they are delicious!"

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ashleyk1980
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2010

"I made these on Christmas Eve and receieved rave reviews. Everyone said they were addicting!"

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hauke
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2010

"Oh my ... these look so good!   But then, anything with bacon ... or cheese make my mouth water.  I will be giving these a try soon!"

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Lucajb
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2010

"So yummy! Try placing olive oil in a frying pan and instead of toasting the baguette slices in the oven first, place each of the slices in the hot oil for a few minutes, (be sure to flip and saute both side!) then continue on with the recipe as directed."

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frogfoot5
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2009

"Excellant appetizer. I mixed the ingredients and refrigerated it and put it on the french bread several hours later when I needed them. It was great. My guests loved it."

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