Creative Cooking Italian Recipe

Danielle's Tomato Basil Crostini


I chose to make a Tomato Basil Crostini because it is a simple but delicious Italian recipe used as an appetizer to serve many!


This Italian recipe can make up to 32 appetizers!


  • 32 slices of French Bread, 1/4 inch thick
  • 1/4 cup of olive or vegetable oil
  • 3 roma (plum) tomatoes, diced (2 cups)
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt


  • Ungreased cookie sheet
  • Brush
  • Measuring cups (dry and liquid)
  • Wooden spoon
  • Oven


Step 1

  • Heat your oven to 425F

Step 2

  • Place sliced bread onto ungreased cookie sheet
  • Brush 2 tablespoons of the oil on each slice of bread

Step 3

  • Dice tomatoes
  • Finely chop 3 gloves of garlic
  • Measure out 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese
  • Chop fresh basil leaves
  • Measure 1/2 teaspoon salt

Step 4

Bake the bread for 4-5 minutes or until light golden brown.

Remember to bake bread after chopping all ingredients, you want the bread to be warm when served!!

Step 8

Place about 1 tablespoon onto each slice of warm bread!


I found this recipe to very easy and the outcome was delicious! It is a quick recipe and a good snack for a party!