Godfather Crostini Recipe
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Godfather Crostini Recipe

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We’re going to make you an offer you can’t refuse: Spend just a few minutes in the kitchen to serve up an elegant, restaurant-quality appetizer that’s a fun twist on BLT’s. You can’t go wrong. Capiche? —Kendra Allanson, Front Royal, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 loaf (8 ounces) French bread, cut into 16 slices
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon olive oil, divided
  • 8 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, halved
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 16 fresh basil leaves
  • 16 oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup prepared pesto
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 appetizer: 148 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 253mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. Brush bread slices with 2 tablespoons oil and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 5-6 minutes on each side or until lightly browned.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, chives, lemon juice and remaining oil; spread over toast. Top each with a basil leaf, tomato, pesto and a piece of bacon. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 16 appetizers.
Originally published as Godfather Crostini in Simple & Delicious February/March 2012, p58

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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T.Burkhard User ID: 6625659 191975
Reviewed May. 26, 2012

"Sorry for the rating, but it's basically the same as the BLT tomatoes everyone does except on french bread. Looking for something original...."

Mochanut User ID: 1492854 117502
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2012

"These are awsome....totally delicious. I made my own pesto sauce which is very easy. The only thing I will do different next time is to cut up the bacon and sun-dried tomato into 2 to 3 sections so that it is easier to take a bite."

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