Under 30 Minutes
Crostini is just a fancy name for baguette slices that have been brushed with oil, sprinkled with salt and pepper, and baked until golden brown. Their salty crunch makes it hard not to munch on them plain, but resist temptation. Crostini makes for an endless variety of near-instant hors d'oeuvres. Just spoon on your pick of toppings and watch the crostini disappear!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Arrange baguette slices on two large rimmed baking sheets; brush both sides with oil, and season with salt and pepper.
Bake until golden, 15 to 20 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through (if undersides are not browning, turn crostini over once during baking). Let cool on baking sheets. Top crostini with desired toppings, and serve.