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Parsley Parmesan Crostini

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Parsley Parmesan Crostini is a quick and easy appetizer or side dish that’s both elegant and delicious. This recipe features thin bread slices slathered in a mixture of creamy butter, tangy Parmesan cheese, and fresh parsley. The crostini are then baked to perfection, resulting in a crispy, mouth-watering treat that’s sure to impress your guests.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 30 to 35, from a mini-baguette 1x


  • 4 tablespoons salted butter, softened – see Note
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 heaping teaspoons chopped fresh flat-leaf (Italian) parsley
  • 1 demi-baguette (around 11 to 12 inches in length), preferably Ciabatta bread (also called a Boulart)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, use a fork to mash together the butter, cheese, and parsley until well combined. Set aside.
  3. Carefully cut the demi-baguette into thin (1/4-inch) slices. You should get around 30 to 35 slices.
  4. Spread a thin layer of the butter mixture on one side of each bread slice. Arrange slices, buttered side up, in a half-sheet pan and bake until bubbly and the edges are golden brown, around 10 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven. If you want them to be crispy (more like a cracker), place the crostini on a double layer of paper towel to cool.


Make ahead: crostini can be prepared and baked earlier in the day, covered and stored at room temperature.

Note on butter: if using unsalted butter, add a few pinches of kosher salt.

  • Author: Lee Clayton Roper
  • Category: quick and easy, side dishes, appetizers
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • Serving Size: 1 crostini
  • Calories: 35
  • Sugar: 0.2 g
  • Sodium: 64.4 mg
  • Fat: 1.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.5 g
  • Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 4.6 mg