Baked Caprese Crostini



Giada De Laurentiis often shares her fondness for crafting crostini, a versatile and beloved appetizer perfect for any holiday or gathering, no matter the season. These small, delightful treats are easy to make and universally enjoyed, capable of being prepared in advance with a quick reheat in the oven just before serving.

In this particular recipe, Giada suggests preparing even more efficiently by slicing the mozzarella and tomatoes ahead of time. When ready to serve, simply stack the ingredients on the bread and toast briefly in the oven.

Giada also enjoys the classic flavors of a Caprese salad, and this recipe offers a playful twist on that tradition. By combining crispy crostini with ripe tomatoes, gooey mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, a drizzle of olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper, she creates a simple yet profoundly satisfying experience that is consistently a crowd-pleaser.

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Baguette 1 - loaf cut into 1/2-inch thick slices, about 30 to 36 slices
Extra virgin olive oil ¼ cup
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste - freshly ground
Roma tomatoes 5 - sliced
Fresh mozzarella 1.25 lbs - sliced
Fresh basil leaves 1 bunch - stemmed

How to prepare Baked Caprese Crostini

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