Almond-Bacon Cheese Crostini Recipe
- 1 French bread baguette (1 pound), cut into 36 slices
- 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- 2/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
- 6 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
- 1 green onion, chopped
- Dash salt
- Additional toasted almonds, optional
- 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.
1 each: 120 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 160mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
Reviews for Almond-Bacon Cheese Crostini
"I have a friend that always seeks new app recipes for the holiday parties he always attends and looks so forward to. his deal is loving show stopper appetizers. you know the kind that have a real wow factor. I'll make this today. my baguette is being made right now, no need to go to market as making it myself. warning msg now: I will make one batch as written here and a second with some change-out ingredients. reason: want more color and richer flavor (for more 'wow' appeal) than I think this orig recipe delivers but only will know if I make both. my subs/additions will be garlic olive oil soaked sun-dried tomatoes (I make my own) pepitas-shallots-mascarpone-less mayo-jack/mozzo/sharo cheddar-I'll cook the bacon so I can use a titch of it's renderings&a bit of my yards' rosemary with a grind of my yards' lavender purple flowers on top only for color not for flavor. plan on neighbors coming over for cocktails and apps in the afternoon. so glad I found this and if my version works too, I'll pass them both off to my co worker buddy."
"Such a tasty and easy appetizer to make. I have changed the cheese flavor or mixed cheeses and they are still gobbled up! I did cut back on the mayo just a little. Made the cheese flavor come out more."
"Made these New Year's Eve, and followed the advice of a previous review and used Hormel Bacon Bits... I did not brown the bread first, just put the mixture on the slice bread, and that worked very well. I used a mix of Colby, Monterey Jack and Swiss Cheese, and used 1/2 cup mayo and 1/2 cup sour cream, and included a few drops of almond flavoring. Perfecto!How to toast almond slices: place sliced almonds in a single layer on a cookie sheet, bake @350 tor about 8 to 10 minutes until the desired color, allow to cool completely before using."
"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."
"Big hit at two different parties!"
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"Haven't made yet, if they are as great soundng as others' reviews, they'd be mighty good!"
"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"
"Oh man! These are so good! Everyone at my Christmas buffet loved these."
"Everyone loved these! Will make again, great recipe. Thanks!"
"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!"
"These are SO good! I made them for a party and probably ate more of them than anyone! :)"
"Very delicious && easy to make! Taste just as good without melting the cheese."
"These are awesome and easy to make!"
"Delicious. Would make again. Loved it! My family raved!"
"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)"
"Always a hit! I can't tell you how many times I've been asked for the recipe. It's easy to make too!"
"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."
"Wonderful Definitely a keeper"
"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."
"Made it the other nite. It's great. Everyone loved it.. It's a keeper"
"This was great. I had people putting the spread on bread and loving it before it was even cooked."
"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.."
"OMG these went like hotcakes at my family Thanksgiving this year. Will definitely keep this recipe"
"The only thing I can say is - EXCELLENT!"
"A family favorite, I love cooking this guaranteed hit on the table! I leave out the bacon and it is fabulous!"
"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"
"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."
"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."
"Our whole family loved them!"
"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."
"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."
"The entire family loved this and are asking when I am going to make it again!"
"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!)"
"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"
"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!"
"You can also substitute the sliced almonds with sliced green olives and they are delicious!"
"I made these on Christmas Eve and receieved rave reviews. Everyone said they were addicting!"
"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!"
"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."
"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."