Thursday, July 27, 2017

Bacon, Mushroom & Caramelized Onion Crostini Recipe

Hi friends! In my last post I shared my recipe for Easy Fresh Tomato Basil Crostini and promised another version to follow. Here it is!

These are just amazing! These yummy crostini feature caramelized onions sauteed with mushrooms and thick cut bacon, and they are soooo yummy!

These lunch-sized crostini are meals within themselves. Just imagine the variations you could create! Think about asparagus, spinach, olives, different types of cheese; Swiss, goat cheese or bleu cheese... The combinations really are endless! 

You will need:
Thick sliced bacon
Sweet onion or Vidalia onion
Fresh mushrooms
1 Tablespoon olive oil or butter
About 1/2 teaspoon of sugar
Baugette or long loaf crusty French bread
Flavored cream cheese spread (such as chive or vegetable flavor)
Mozzarella cheese
Baking sheet 

Wash and slice the mushrooms. Slice the onion - I like to slice it on the thin side. In a saucepan over medium heat, sautee the mushrooms and onion in 1 T of olive oil or butter.

Sautee until mushrooms become soft and onions start to become translucent. Stir in a 1/2 teaspoon of sugar to help the onion become caramelized. Continue to cook until onions become golden brown, then remove from heat and set aside.

Fry bacon in a frypan until cooked through, then drain on paper towels.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Slice your baguette in half lengthwise, and then cut each half into 6" sections with a diagonal cut. 

Spread each baguette section with a good coating of the flavored cream cheese spread and then place each on your baking sheet. My rule of thumb is not too thin and not too thick - but just right!

Now sprinkle each section with mozzarella cheese, as you would when making a pizza.

Next top each with a couple of spoonfuls of the onion & mushroom mixture and then with bacon. 

Bake in a 350 degree F oven for about 10 minutes, just until mozzarella cheese melts.

Cool for 5-10 minutes. Refrigerate leftovers. I think they taste best at room temperature!

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Also check out: Fresh Tomato Basil Crostini

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