In Italian, “crostini” means “little toasts". It is made by thinly slicing bread (typically plain white), and toasting or grilling it until it becomes crispy. By white bread, I don't mean Wonder bread. I mean an artisan bread or baguette. I like to use sour dough, or any bread with a good rustic crust. Sounds like a piece of toast, right?

But if you drizzle a little olive oil and sprinkle a bit of salt on the bread first, or top the bread with an assortment of other goodies like mozzarella and prosciutto, your little crostini becomes so much than just an appetizer or garnish.

Prosciutto and Mozzarella Crostini (Crostini con prosciutto crudo e mozzarella)

1 Loaf of artisan bread/baguette
Prosciutto (Raw Ham) Slices
Mozzarella Slices
Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Place the bread in a baking pan then drizzle with extra virgin olive oil
Place the pan in preheated (350 F) oven and bake for 2-3 minutes
After 3 minutes remove the pan from oven then top both bread slices with mozzarella and prosciutto, drizzle with olive oil and bake your crostini for 5 minutes more Remove the pan from oven and transfer your crostini to a serving plate


  1. You do this to me at lunchtime??? When I have no access to a baguette or olive oil or the proper fillings??? And I thought we were friends! This is torture ....

  2. I love the three separately, but never have grown to appreciate the triple flavor of them all...seems like I like melting cheese better, but if one is starving, then feast :)

  3. Sounds great! Would taste even better... Another simple little winner for the receipe file! Take Care... Big Daddy Dave

  4. I want a bite! Right now! Yum!!!

  5. I always make this! Sometimes though I use butter. But I use mozzarella or cheddar cheese only. The prosciutto is another idea. Thanks!

  6. This sounds like my kind of sandwich!! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'll definitely be back to try some of your great recipes! :)


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