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Looking for a crowd pleaser? This Cheesy Bacon and Kale Crostini Recipe is filled with tons of flavor and texture and is perfect for any party or get-together.

Cheesy Bacon and Kale Crostini Recipe

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 24 appetizer servings

Description

Looking for a crowd pleaser? This Cheesy Bacon and Kale Crostini Recipe is filled with tons of flavor and texture and is perfect for any party or get-together.


Ingredients

  • 8 oz bacon, chopped
  • 4 cups chopped kale
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 package (7.5 oz) Sargento® Chef Blends 4 State Cheddar
  • 2 (12-in each) baguettes
  • 1/2 cup oyster crackers
  • 1/4 tablespoon butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  2. Cook the bacon in a large skillet until browned and crispy. Remove with a slotted spoon to a paper-towel lined plate. Discard all but about 1 tablespoon of the bacon grease. Add the kale and onion to the skillet and cook until the onion is slightly softened and the kale has stated to wilt.
  3. Combine the cream cheese and the mayonnaise in a large bowl. Stir in the Sargento® cheese. Add in the kale mixture, as well as the reserved bacon and stir to combine.
  4. Cut the baguettes into 1/2-inch slices and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 3-4 minutes, then flip and cook for another 3-4 minutes, until lightly toasted. Remove from the oven.
  5. Top each of the baguette slices with a heaping tablespoon full of the cheese mixture.
  6. Place the oyster crackers in a ziplock bag and crush into crumbs. Place the butter in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for a few seconds until melted. Add the crushed crackers and stir to coat. Sprinkle some of the crushed crackers over the top of the cheese mixture on the baguettes.
  7. Return the pan to the oven and bake until the top is toasted and the cheese is melted, 10-12 minutes. Serve warm.