BLT & C Crostini ~ Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato and Cheese

The Ultimate Crostini for Super Bowl Sunday

It’s soon Game-Day. The ultimate Easy Super Bowl Appetizer ~ Girls & Guys alike will devour!

The ultimate healthy appetizer
The ultimate healthy appetizer
Crisp garlicky toasts piled with oozing brie cheese, bacon, lettuce and tomato.
Crisp garlicky toasts piled with oozing brie cheese, bacon, lettuce and tomato.

Need some inspiration for a healthier, updated Super Bowl offering? This one is a crowd pleaser for girls & guys. Rich and satisfying – these crostini will disappear as quickly as they are served!

Whether you are rooting for the Carolina Panthers or the Denver Broncos, Sunday’s Super Bowl has something for everyone. Maybe you are more interested in the commercials, or who will join Coldplay on the halftime stage… but everyone will anticipate the lavish game-day appetizers and treats.

It might be your thing to serve traditional, sticky hot wings or layered nachos, but think outside of the fast food style regulars and serve up some platters of my BLT & C Crostinis. They are loaded with flavor and color contrasts… put a little bacon on (who doesn’t like bacon?), and let all enjoy a tasty appetizer that’s lighter, and tastes great.

Warm oozing brie cheese (I choose a goat cheese brie) sits on top of a garlicky, crisp baguette slice. When your company arrives, add flavored mayonnaise (spike with sriracha sauce or hot sauce) crisp bacon, colorful tomato slices and a pinch of shredded lettuce on top of the warm cheese. Done! Easy, healthy and oh so tasty.

What’s great is you can make this appetizer ahead of time. Simply brush the baguette slices with a garlic oil (see recipe) and crisp in the oven for a few minutes. Cut the brie into chunks to fit, and place in the oven just to melt.
When your guests arrive, heat until warm… top & serve.

Enjoy the game (and the Crostini!)
Karen

Ingredients for the BLT & C Crostini
Ingredients for the BLT & C Crostini
Garlic Oil is a snap to make, brush over the baguette slices and toast
Garlic Oil is a snap to make, brush over the baguette slices and toast
Top with chunks of brie cheese to fit, and melt in the oven
Top with chunks of brie cheese to fit, and melt in the oven
Ready to serve with great flavors and textures... I've used Turkey Bacon
Ready to serve with great flavors and textures… I’ve used Turkey Bacon
A beautiful presentation, add a watercress leaf for extra pizzaz
A beautiful presentation, add a watercress leaf for extra pizzaz
Double or triple the recipe if expecting a crowd!
Double or triple the recipe if expecting a crowd!