Basic Crostini

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Replace crackers with these homemade crostinis, and serve with soups, salads, or your favorite toppings.


  • 1 baguette (about 10 ounces), thinly sliced on the diagonal about ¼ inch thick

  • 6 tablespoons olive oil

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush both sides of bread slices with oil. Arrange slices on 2 baking sheets; season with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.

  2. Bake until slightly dry on top, about 6 minutes. Flip slices, and continue baking until crisp and golden brown, 6 to 8 minutes more. Let cool.


After flipping the bread slices (in step 2), sprinkle tops evenly with 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese.

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