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Sausage Crostini

You will love these zesty bites of Jimmy Dean® Pork Sausage, onion, cheese, herbs and spices served on toasted French bread slices.

Sausage Crostini

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Prep Time:25 minutes
Cook Time:10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 loaves French bread (8 ounces each), each cut into 15 slices
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 pkg. (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 pkg. Jimmy Dean® Premium Pork Regular Roll Sausage, cooked, crumbled, drained
  • 1½ cups (6 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ⅔ cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • ⅓ cup finely chopped fresh basil
  • 1½ teaspoons finely chopped rosemary (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Brush both sides of bread slices with oil; place in single layer on baking sheets. Bake 6-8 minutes or until both sides of each bread slice are lightly toasted, turning after 4 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, combine cream cheese, sausage, mozzarella cheese, red pepper, onion and basil in large bowl. Stir in rosemary and cayenne pepper, if desired.
  3. Top bread slices with sausage mixture.
  4. Bake 7-10 minutes or until topping is thoroughly heated. Serve warm.

Cook’s Tips:

Substitute 1 pkg. Jimmy Dean® Original Sausage Crumbles for Jimmy Dean® Premium Pork Regular Roll Sausage.)

Sausage mixture can be made ahead of time. Refrigerate up to 24 hours before using as directed. You can substitute ¼ cup melted butter instead of the oil.)

Yield

30 servings (1 crostini each)

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