Are you having friends over for drinks any time soon? The right appetizer can set your entertaining off in style. These Asparagus crostini appetizers are simple to make, but the delicate asparagus spears and distinct flavors of prosciutto and Gouda cheese will make your guests think you spent hours in the kitchen making them. They are the perfect choice for an easy drinks night.
Asparagus Crostini Appetizers are a Crowd Pleaser.
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- 12 fresh asparagus spears
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
- 1/8 tsp. seasoned salt
- 1/8 tsp. pepper
- 1 French bread baguette cut into 12 1/2 inch slices
- 3 thin slices prosciutto cut into thin strips
- 6 oz. Gouda cheese, cut into 12 slices
- Cut the asparagus tips into 2-inch lengths. (Discard stalks or save for use in a soup or other recipe.)
- Place asparagus tips in a 15x10x1-inch x 1-inch baking pan lined with parchment paper. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon of olive oil and toss to coat.
- Sprinkle with seasoned salt and pepper. Bake at 425°F for 10 to 15 minutes or until crisp-tender.
- Brush baguette slices on both sides with remaining oil. Place on a baking sheet and broil for 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until toasted.
- Top each slice with asparagus, prosciutto and gouda cheese. Broil 3 to 4 inches from the heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 161Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 487mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 9g
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