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Tomato Blue Cheese Crostini | Magnolia Days

Tomato Blue Cheese Crostini

Tomato Blue Cheese Crostini is an elegant appetizer made of toasted bread topped with creamy blue cheese spread, fresh tomatoes, balsamic glaze, and basil.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Author Renee


For the crostini:

  • 1 baguette
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh ground pepper

For the blue cheese spread:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon grated shallot
  • 1 teaspooon worchestershire sauce
  • 3 to 4 drops Tabasco sauce
  • 3 ounces blue cheese crumbles at room temperature

For the toppings:

  • 1 pint grape tomatoes quartered
  • Balsamic glaze or vinegar
  • Chopped fresh basil or parsley


For the crostini:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Slice the baguette diagonally into 1/4-inch thick slices.
  3. Place slices in a single layer on a sheet pan (may need to use multiple sheet pans or do in batches). Brush slices with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes, or until golden brown and crunchy.
  5. Transfer crostini to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the blue cheese spread:

  1. Beat cream cheese, shallot, worchestershire sauce, and Tabasco until creamy. Stir in blue cheese.

To assemble tomato blue cheese crostini:

  1. Spread blue cheese mixture on crostini and top with tomatoes.
  2. Drizzle balsamic glaze on tomatoes. Sprinkle fresh basil or parsley on top.

Recipe Notes

Crostini and blue cheese spread can be made a couple of days in advance. Store crostini in a sealed container. Cover and chill blue cheese spread then bring to room temperature prior to using.