Creamy goat cheese and fresh pesto top lightly toasted crostini to create this bite-sized appetizer perfect for any party or celebration.
When it comes to party food, I almost always gravitate towards the savory dishes. Cheese platters, stuffed mushrooms, shrimp cocktail…sign me up! This tasty appetizer combines two of my favorite flavors: goat cheese and pesto. The lightly toasted crostini provides just the right amount of crunch to balance out the creamy textures of the topping.
Roasted Red Peppers Goats Cheese Crostini
- 30 slices French baguette bread (1/2 in. thick)
- 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 8 oz goat cheese
- ⅔ cup pesto (homemade or store-bought)
- 30 slices roasted red pepper (homemade or store-bought)
- Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil. Brush baguette slices with olive oil and spread out evenly on pan.
- Bake until golden brown, 7-9 minutes. Let cool slightly before assembling.
- To assemble crostini, spread 1 teaspoon of pesto on each piece of baguette then top with thin slice of goat cheese.
- Garnish with a roasted red pepper slice and serve on a platter at room temperature.
I love a quick and simple app and these look amazing! And I too gravitate to the savory side :)
Quick and simple is my middle name!
I like your thinking – parties can always use more savory snacks! This is so my jam!
I miss you. And having pizza with you at midnight after a BBQ buffet. xo
I’m obsessed with Caprese riffs. Love this :)
I didn’t even think of it that way – brilliant!!
You had me at Goat Cheese
I’m still drooling over your stout cheesecakes!!!
Crostini should be its own food group! What a sweet post–congrats to Bev!
No kidding – why aren’t they?!
I wish we were having this party in person so I could load up on these. They look absolutely divine!
Oh my goodness I wish we were too!!!
The COLOR – so beautiful! And I agree, it really is so nice when you have someone going through pregnancy with you…makes it feel so much more normal!
Thank you so much Heather!! I was just drooling over your veggie dish!!!
I pretty much gravitate to any plate serving crostini! Oh and goat cheese! These look fantastic. Thanks so much for helping celebrate Bev today! <3
Wish we were celebrating in person!! xo
These are so pretty and festive! I love roasted red peppers…and goat cheese…and pesto. ;) Sounds like I’ll be making these soon, doesn’t it?
It could’t be easier – I hope you try them!! :)
Love how easy these are to make & I bet they would be delicious on GF toasted bread! Fun reminder that today is my cousins due date to have her first baby :-)
Yes they totally would!! Heck, I’d eat it on a sesame or rice cracker. :) And congrats to your cousin!!!
Loving those red peppers on there! As one pregnant mama to another, I’d probably eat all of these in one go-around. Happy baby shower!
I was still pregnant when I made this and almost ate them all!! :) Congrats to you!!
I could imagine how helpful it’d be to have a friend who understood some of the things you were going through. Yay for babies!
This is my kind of crostini… Anything that involves shmearing goat cheese on bread has to be perfection.
Now if only I had a gin cocktail to go with this! :)
These sound so incredible. Fun baby shower food!
Thank you so much Cassie!! I’m such a sucker for cheese based appetizers. :)
I love appetizers that involve goat cheese! These look delicious Liz! :)
You and me both girl!!!
these are the perfect little bites!! love the mix of pesto with goat cheese, and perfect colors for Christmas, too!
Thank you Brandi!!
Coooompletely dying! A) those look divine and B) thank you so much for celebrating today! I TOLD MYSELF I WOULDN’T CRY.
These sound amazing! I could eat the whole tray!
What a creative bite! I love anything on a crostini. ;)
Awwwww so fun!!! I adore Bev’s blog! These crostini look pretty perfect to me. Plus I love that they have some red, white and green going on!
This is such a gorgeous, simple appetizer. I could really go to town on these.