The best Crostini Recipe on the Smoker is super easy to make and has unbelievable flavor!! Serve as a side to your favorite dip, pasta recipe, or top with your favorite ingredients.
This crispy golden toast makes for the perfect party appetizer. Thinly sliced baguettes topped with seasoned butter and then smoked on a smoker until golden-brown.
Crostini’s might have countless different toppings. Enjoyed as an appetizer or a side dish. Appetizers have become an absolute favorite at parties!
Serve a homemade crostini with Blackstone griddle wings, creamy warm crack dip, and queso dip. Adapted too many different cuisines, and they are great for the accompaniment of appetizers, charcuterie, or simply toasting dinner.
Brushed with herb butter to bring baguettes to life.
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What is a Crostini?
A crostini is a toasted piece of baguette. Left plain or topped with an assortment of ingredients.
Served as an appetizer, as a side, or as a main dish. Crostini is best served fresh, right after they are toasted.
How to Make a Crostini Recipe
Learning how to make crostini is very simple. Gather the ingredients to make the toasted baguette.
Cut the baguette into half inch slices with a serrated knife. To create an elegant looking crostini, cut the bread slices at an angle.
Melt the butter and add the seasonings along with the diced fresh herbs. Using a pastry brush, apply a thin layer of the seasoned melted butter to one side of the bread.
How to Smoke a Crostini
Preheat the pellet smoker to 300°F. Fill the pellet bin with your favorite flavor of pellets.
Once the smoker has come up to temperature, place the prepared baguettes onto the grill so that the buttered side is down. Do not move the toast around, just let it cook.
Toast until the bread is nice and golden-brown. You want to see grill marks in the crostini.
Flip the pieces over with a pair of tongs. Grill the other side until the crostini has a perfect golden-brown color
How to Store Crostini’s
Best served fresh. If you have leftover crostini’s, store in an airtight container or Ziplock bag for up to 3 days at room temperature. When ready to eat serve at room temperature.
If you decide that you want to top the easy crostini recipe with something special to make different crostini appetizer recipes, then check out the list below for ideas.
Mix and match to create different flavor crostini profiles. Only suggested topping ideas that can be placed on the top of a crostini.
- Cherry Tomatoes – Slice in half or dice the tomatoes
- Fresh Mozzarella
- Cream Cheese
- Fresh Basil Leaves
- Drizzles of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- A Sprinkle of Garlic Powder
- Creamy Goat Cheese for a Goat Cheese Crostini base
- A Smear of Fresh Tomato Sauce
- Olive Tapenade
- Smoked Salmon
What to Serve with this Simple Crostini Recipe?
Crostini Recipe – FAQ
A crostini is a toasted slice of a baguette bread. A bruschetta is a piece of crostini that is topped with fresh diced seasoned tomatoes. Depending on the desired size of the finished bruschetta, the toasted bread can either be a baguette or Italian bread. It is usually served as an appetizer.
No, it should not be “hard”! A crostini should be lightly toasted so the outside is crispy, and the inside is nice and soft.
Toast is usually a slice of sandwich bread that is toasted golden-brown and served with butter, peanut butter, etc. A crostini is a slice of baguette bread the is topped with seasoned melted butter and toasted until it’s golden-brown in color but soft in the center.
Smoker Crostini Recipe
For the full recipe and nutrition information, click below for the recipe card.
- Baguette, Slices 5 each
- Butter, Melted 4 tablespoons
- Seasoned Salt 1/4 teaspoon
- Seasoned Pepper 1/4 teaspoon
- Fresh Herbs, Parsley 1 tablespoon
- Gather the ingredients to make the crostini's. Cut the baguette bread into half inch slices with a serrated knife. To create an elegant looking crostini, cut the bread pieces at an angle.
- Melt the butter and add both the seasonings along with the diced fresh parley. Using a pastry brush, apply a layer of the seasoned melted butter to one side of the bread.
How to Smoke a Crostini
- Preheat the smoker to 300°F. Fill the pellet bin with your favorite pellets. Once the pellet smoker has come up to temperature, place the baguette slices onto the grill. Do not move the toast pieces around, just let it cook. Toast until the crostini is nice and golden-brown. You want to see smoker grill marks in the crostini. Flip the baguettes over with a pair of tongs. Grill the other side until the toasted crostini has a perfect golden-brown color.
Amount Per Serving Calories 331Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 24mgSodium 696mgCarbohydrates 47gFiber 2gSugar 4gProtein 10g
Note: For exact nutritional information, consult your dietitian. All nutritional information is simply a guideline.
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