35 Crowd-Pleasing Crostini and Bruschetta Appetizer Recipes
Mixed Tomatoes with Balsamic and Dill Bruschetta
Tomatoes in a variety of colors add a festive element to this party snack.
Breakfast Bruschetta Bar
Our favorite way to feed a brunch crowd! Set out all kinds of sweet and savory toast toppings and let your guests help themselves. We've got flavor combo ideas galore, but let your imagination run wild.
Persimmon and Brie Crostini
Toasted baguette slices, gooey melted Brie, sweet persimmons, and freshly cracked pepper -- our mouths are watering just thinking about these little toasts. Luckily, they only take 10 minutes to make!
Cherry and Goat Cheese Bruschetta
Take cherries on a savory spin by pairing them with tangy goat cheese and fresh thyme.
Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta
Clams Casino Crostini
The classic seafood dish is transformed into a tasty, briny, and crusty appetizer.
Roasted Grape and Burrata Crostini
Upgrade supermarket grapes by roasting them until sizzling and blistered. Serve with creamy burrata cheese for a heavenly appetizer that no one will be able to stop eating.
Caesar Salad Crostini
Serving Caesar salad on crostini (think of them as bigger croutons!) is a genius idea. Vinegary white anchovies give the toasts an extra flavor kick.
Buvette Pomodorini Tartines
Chicken-Liver Crostini with Quince Jelly
The classic pairing of star anise and silky chicken liver tops these sophisticated crostini.
Seeded-Bread Tartines with Herbed Goat Cheese and Smoked Salmon
Grilled Pepper Bruschetta
Toss flame-kissed peppers and juicy cherry tomatoes with briny capers, red-wine vinegar, and olive oil for a flavor-packed toast topping. Finish with shaved Parmesan.
Spinach Pesto on Sardine Crostini
Seeking healthy finger food? Look no further than these protein-packed toasts. The meaty sardines are a great foil for garlicky spinach pesto and sweet currants.
Piquillo Pepper and Cheese Toasts
Zesty but not spicy, piquillo peppers pair well with melted cheese.
Hard-Cooked Eggs with Radishes and Anchovy-Butter Crostini
Make the briny anchovy butter for this rustic presentation by simply stirring a few ingredients together.
Chickpeas, Olives, and Tomatoes on Toast
A hearty appetizer you can make with all pantry ingredients? Sign us up! Canned chickpeas, tomatoes, and tuna never tasted so good.
Creamy ricotta cheese makes a delicious base for all kinds of crostini. If you're feeling savory, drizzle with olive oil and cracked pepper or top with tomato-anchovy salad or roasted broccoli rabe. We also love adding salty salami, roasted tomatoes, or rosemary-flavored lima beans. Want to go sweet? Try pear and walnuts; lemon, basil, and honey; and cherries and lemon zest.
Melted Chocolate with Fleur de Sel Bruschetta
Luxurious melted chocolate covers crunchy toast in this dessert-like appetizer offering.
Prosciutto, Melon, and Balsamic Vinegar Bruschetta
Mozzarella, Pesto, Arugula, and Parmesan Bruschetta
Laying a slice of mozzarella over the toast while it’s still warm melts the cheese ever so slightly.
Charred Carrot Bruschetta with Goat Cheese and Parsley
This colorful toast is topped with a mashup of roasted, charred carrots and tangy goat cheese.
Fava Bean, Mint, and Pecorino Romano Bruschetta
A hint of spice from crushed red pepper complements the fava beans in this mix.
Roasted Red Pepper, Olive, and Caper Bruschetta
The briny, salty flavors of olives and capers and sweet roasted peppers meld in this tasty mix.
Minted Pea and Prosciutto Crostini
Mint pairs beautifully with the sweetness of bright green peas. Prosciutto is just icing on the crostini.
Warm Tomato and Feta Bruschetta
Mozzarella always gets top billing when it comes to tomato dishes, but salty feta cheese is an equally worthy partner. Try it with garlicky roasted tomatoes and fresh basil on toast.
Crostini with Olive Relish
Gravlax and Cucumber Crostini
Like a bite-size smoked salmon and cucumber tea sandwich! Dijon mayo and plenty of fresh dill round out the flavors in this easy appetizer.
Crostini with Kale and Parmesan
Cooking kale till it’s just wilted gives a nice texture contrast to the crunch of the toasted baguette.
Grilled Tomato Bruschetta
The soft, charred tomatoes and the bread for this bruschetta can both be put on the grill.