In Basics by The BakerMama, I teach you how to bake crostini so that they’re crisp, crunchy and ready for enjoying. Layered with your favorite toppings, scooped into a tasty dip or on their own, these baked crostini are perfect for snacking.

How to Bake Crostini by The BakerMama

Basics by The BakerMama

Welcome to Basics by The BakerMama! I created this how-to series to help beginner cooks hone their skills, make the most of their time in the kitchen, and create great family memories. I hope you enjoy!

The Skinny on Dipping

I probably don’t have to sell you on the virtues of the crostini. They’re like giant croutons that you smother is delicious toppings. What’s not to love? Well, I’m here to teach you how to bake crostini so they come out perfect every time. It’s so simple, too. Making homemade crostini take almost no time, and the payoff is huge. Perfectly crispy bread slices just ready for dipping and topping. Dip one in this hot and bubbly Skillet Caprese Dip, or smear it with roasted garlic for an incredibly easy, incredibly flavorful appetizer your family and guests will rave about. Or, you know, eat them as is with your favorite lunch salad for a bit of a treat for your tastebuds. You can’t go wrong!

How to Bake Crostini by The BakerMama

How to Bake Crostini

First, preheat the oven to 375°F. While the oven heats, slice the baguette on the diagonal into 1/4-inch thick slices with a serrated knife. Then brush each slice on both sides with olive oil. Place the slices in a single layer on a parchment-lined, rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 6-8 minutes, until lightly toasted and golden brown around the crust. Once toasty, remove them from the oven and sprinkle lightly with sea salt. Ta-da! That’s it! Enjoy dipping!

How to Bake Crostini by The BakerMama

Ready to Learn More?

Looking for more of Basics by The BakerMama? You can also roast a head of garlic to smear on that delicious crostini. Or put together the perfect salad by learning how to pan sear chicken tenderloins. Oooh, why not add some baked bacon while you’re at it?

I hope you find these simple basics helpful! When you make something with the help of my BakerMama’s Basics series, be sure to snap a picture and tag me on Instagram @thebakermama so I can see and others can be inspired!

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How to Bake Crostini by The BakerMama

Basics by The BakerMama: How to Bake Crostini

  • Author: The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes

Description

In Basics by The BakerMama, I teach you how to bake crostini so that it’s crisp, crunchy and ready for enjoying. Layered with your favorite toppings, scooped into a tasty dip or on their own, these baked crostini are perfect for snacking.


Ingredients

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  • 1 crusty baguette
  • olive oil
  • flakey sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. With a serrated knife, slice the baguette on the diagonal into 1/4-inch thick slices.
  3. Brush each slice on both sides with olive oil.
  4. Place the slices in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 6-8 minutes, until lightly toasted and golden brown around the crust.
  5. Remove from the oven and sprinkle lightly with sea salt.

About The BakerMama

Maegan is the author of the best-selling Beautiful Boards and its next-level follow-up, Spectacular Spreads. She started blogging in 2012 and has over 700 original recipes on The BakerMama. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. Learn More

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