Crostini Bread

Learning how to make crostini bread will instantly level up your charcuterie game. Eating your gourmet cheeses on crostini is so much better than buying your store bought crackers. They are easy to make, and well worth the time it takes. Learn how to make crostini bread for your next family gathering.

Start by picking the right bread for crostinis. I used a baguette, which I believe is the best. But any crusty, long loaf bread will do. Other options could be sour dough, Italian bread or French bread.

Slice the bread into thin slices. I like to cut it on an angle when using a more narrow loaf.

Lay the slices onto your baking sheet in one layer. Brush each slice with a thin layer of olive oil. I prefer to use a good olive oil for this, as it gives the bread good flavor. I use Grove and Vine to purchase my good olive oil. Salt the bread with coarse salt.

Bake the crostinis at a low heat for a longer time frame. This will allow the toasts to great crispy all the way through without burning. I chose to bake them at 300 degrees for about 45 minutes.

Let the crostini cool completely before serving. I like to make my crostini bread a day ahead, so they are completely cool. After they cool, store them in a plastic bag, but leave the top open. You can also choose to store them in a paper bag.

Crostini Bread

A guide to how to make crostini for your next party.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Servings 15 Slices
Calories 30 kcal


  • 1 Sheet Pan
  • 1 Basting brush
  • 1 Small Bowl
  • 1 Bread knife


  • 1 Loaf crusty bread I used baguette
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • coarse salt


  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
    Slice bread into thin slices; 1/4 in to 1/2 inch slices.
    Lay slices onto baking sheet. Brush each slice with olive oil and sprinkle with coarse salt.
    Let cook for about 45 minutes, or until the bread slices are crispy all the way through, but not burned.
Keyword crostini, crostini bread, toasts

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