Beef bacon wrapped spinach crostini recipe

Easy / Italian

Good for

24 Pieces Servings

Food Preparation

10 Minutes

Cooking Time

30 Minutes

  • 12 slices bacon, cut in half
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Cooking spray
  • 250g frozen spinach from Seara, squeezed well
  • 220g cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 24 baguette slices, about 7mm thick
How to Cook
These trendy crostini have bacon belts around make the bread soaks up the bacon drippings as they bake, making it golden and crunchy. Instructions:
  1. Toss the bacon with the brown sugar in a medium bowl until evenly coated. Arrange the bacon on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven to 220 degrees until light golden around the edges but still very soft, about 7 minutes.
  2. Transfer to a plate and wipe the baking sheet clean, then spray with cooking spray.
  3. In a big mixing bowl, mix together the spinach, cream cheese, Parmesan, mayonnaise, garlic and black pepper.
  4. Spoon 1 tablespoon of the spinach mixture onto each slice of bread and wrap it with a piece of bacon so that the ends are tucked under the bread (it should look a bit like a belt).
  5. Arrange the crostini on the prepared baking sheet and bake until the bacon is dark golden, about 15 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven and arrange the crostini in a flat serving plate and serve warm.