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Easy Crostini Appetizer

Crostini and bruschetta are very similar. As far as I have been able to research the only difference is the size of the bread used. Smaller baguettes and thinner slices are used for crostini while bigger baguettes and thicker slices are used for bruschetta. 

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Keyword easy appetizer recipe, holiday recipe, party recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Author Linda Spiker


  • 1 baguette French or sour dough
  • 8 oz fresh Mozzarella packed in water
  • 10 basil leaves chiffonade
  • Zest of one small lemon
  • Sea Salt to taste
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic cloves cut in half


  1. Preheat oven to 425 and place rack in upper third of oven. Slice baguette ΒΌ thick, place slices on cookie sheet and set aside. Dice mozzarella, place in bowl and drizzle with a little olive oil. Sprinkle with lemon zest, sea salt and basil. Toss. Toast bread in oven, remove from oven and scrape with cut edge of garlic cloves. Top with cheese mixture. Serve.