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Godfather Crostini

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

16 appetizers

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
Godfather Crostini Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1 loaf (8 ounces) French bread, cut into 16 slices
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon olive oil, divided
  • 8 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

Directions

  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.

Nutrition Facts

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

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