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Italian Red Pepper Crostini

Italian Red Pepper Crostini

The garlic buttered toasts complement the melted cheese and tender peppers in these easy-to-make crostini.

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20 min
Prep Time
45 min
Total Time


1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

2 large cloves fresh garlic, finely chopped

1 (1-pound) loaf French baguette bread, cut into 1/4-inch slices

8 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Provolone Cheese, cut into eighths

1 (7.25-ounce) jar roasted red peppers, drained, cut into thin strips

2/3 cup freshly shredded Parmesan or Romano cheese


Fresh herb sprigs (Italian parsley, tarragon, basil or oregano), if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine butter and garlic in bowl. Lightly butter 1 side of each bread slice.

  3. STEP 3

    Place bread onto ungreased baking sheets, buttered-side down. Top each with 1 piece cheese; evenly divide roasted red pepper among bread slices. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

  4. STEP 4

    Bake 5-7 minutes or until cheeses are melted. Serve warm; garnish with sprig of fresh herb, if desired.

Tip #1

- To make ahead, prepare crostini as directed above except do not bake. Layer crostini between sheets of waxed paper in a resealable plastic freezer container; freeze. At serving time, heat oven to 350°F. Place desired number of crostini onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake 12-15 minutes or until cheeses are melted. Serve warm; garnish with sprig of fresh herb, if desired.

Tip #2

- Bottled roasted red peppers can be found in the condiment section with the olives or sometimes in the deli department of your supermarket.

Nutrition (1 appetizer)

70 Calories
4 Fat (g)
10 Cholesterol (mg)
150 Sodium (mg)
6 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
2 Protein (g)
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