Asparagus Crostini Appetizers with Gouda Cheese and Proscuitto

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

Asparagus Crostini Appetizers are a Crowd Pleaser.

The fresh asparagus and olive oil team up with with the prosciutto and Gouda cheese.   Pop them onto slices of French bread. Easy peasy and so delicious.  Your friends will all be asking for the recipe!

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Yield: 12

Asparagus Crostini Appetizers

Asparagus Crostini Appetizers

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.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Cut the asparagus tips into 2-inch lengths. (Discard stalks or save for use in a soup or other recipe.)
  2. 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.
  3. Sprinkle with seasoned salt and pepper. Bake at 425°F for 10 to 15 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 161 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 21mg Sodium: 487mg Carbohydrates: 15g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 2g Protein: 9g
Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.
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