Whether you’re hosting a party at home or a casual tailgate, finding the right foods to feed a crowd can be tough. And that, my friends, is why I love the crostini. Toasted baguette provides a versatile base for all kinds of delicious finger foods. Crostini are fantastic loaded with vegetables or meat and cheese.
Below, we’ve rounded up 5 of our favorite crostini recipes; click through and find your favorite! If inspiration strikes, head out to your local Target store and shop The Everyday Collection for a great selection of everyday grocery staples.
5 Easy Crostini Recipes for Your Next Tailgate 1 of 12
Crostini are simple to make and easy to eat. Either made ahead of time or on the spot, endless adaptability makes crostini the perfect appetizer. Click through for 5 easy, totally delicious recipes sure to make your next tailgate a win!
Horseradish Cheddar and Roast Beef Prep 2 of 12
These satisfying bites are a cinch to make! Simply melt a robust horseradish-infused cheddar on toasts, and then top with a slice of roast beef!
Horseradish Cheddar and Roast Beef Bites 3 of 12
Finish your horseradish cheddar and roast beef bites with a few twists of black pepper. Because sauerkraut isn't for everyone, serve it on the side.
Avocado Toast Prep 4 of 12
Avocado toast is so easy to make and is always a huge kid favorite. To make it, you'll need several toasted baguette slices, an avocado, a teaspoon of olive oil, and 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon. Mash those ingredients together with a fork, and then add the following spices: 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin seed, and 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper.
Avocado Toasts 5 of 12
To assemble the toasts, spread the avocado mixture on toasted baguette slices. Add a twist of pepper, a drizzle of olive oil, and a squeeze of lemon to the finished toasts.
Tzatziki Prep 6 of 12
Cucumber and yogurt is a classic combo and works great as an easy snack. To make a quick tzatziki, simply add the following to one cup of Greek yogurt: 1 clove minced garlic, 1/2 cup deseeded and minced cucumber, 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon, 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon sea salt. Finish your tzatziki with 1/3 cup minced fresh herbs, such as mint, dill, or parsley.
Tzatziki Cucumber Toasts 7 of 12
To make your tzatziki toasts, spread the tzatziki on toasted baguette slices and add a few slices of fresh deseeded cucumber. Top with a pinch of sea salt, pepper, and a drizzle of olive oil.
Cheddar and Apple Prep 8 of 12
For these crostini, you'll need sliced baguette toasts, apple slices, sliced cheddar, and minced parsley. Select a good cheddar with a creamy texture and robust flavor. I loved the Cabot cheese I picked up at my local Target!
Cheddar and Apple Crostini 9 of 12
To assemble your apple cheddar bites, layer a slice of apple on the bread and top with a slice or two of cheese. Set in the toaster oven, on the grill, or under the broiler for 3 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve.
Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Prep 10 of 12
Though it takes a couple of steps, sun-dried tomato pesto is a snap to make. Start by soaking 2 cups of sun-dried tomatoes in enough boiling water to cover them. Next drain the tomatoes, reserving the water, and add them to the bowl of your food processor. Pulse to combine the tomatoes with 1 tablespoon minced garlic, 1/4 cup chopped basil or parsley, 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, and 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper. Add the reserved tomato water as need to thin mixture.
Sun-Dried Tomato Crostini 11 of 12
To serve your sun-dried tomato pesto crostini, spread the pesto on toasted baguette slices and garnish with cherry tomato halves, parsley sprigs, and a drizzle of olive oil.
Serve ‘Em Up! 12 of 12
Feel free to serve all 5 options, or pick and chose your favorites! No matter which combo you pick, your tailgate guests will love all the fresh flavors of these easy eats!