Who doesn’t love a bread basket at the dinner table? Upgrade yours with these cheesy, garlicky crostini fresh out of the oven.
Cheesy Garlic Crostini
Crostini with garlic, gruyere and parmesan elevates your average bread basket.
There’s really no two ways about it: cheesy garlic bread is phenomenal and if I could eat it at every single meal and still fit in my pants, I would. These little crostini are wonderful on soup (like my Tomato Bisque) or great alongside some pasta or a salad. I use a blend of grated parmesan (straight up parmesan, not Romano or asiago, though any of these would be totally fine) and gruyere. You can substitute any cheese at all, I just find that these two work well together and cut through the rich buttery, garlicky flavor of the bread nicely. These take about 15 minutes start to finish, and can be prepared ahead of time so all you need to do is stick them in the oven when you’re ready!
One loaf French baguette, sliced
2 large fresh garlic cloves, diced
3 tablespoons butter
2/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 block gruyere cheese, sliced
1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning blend
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Line a cookie or baking sheet with aluminum foil (this isn’t absolutely necessary, it just helps with clean up)
Heat the chopped garlic and butter in the microwave or over the stovetop until melted
Brush or spoon each slice of bread with the garlic butter, reserving a small amount of the garlic butter
Place a slice of gruyere and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese on each piece of bread
Sprinkle each slice with the Italian seasoning
Spoon remaining garlic butter over each piece
Bake for 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted and the edges of the bread are golden brown.