Cheesy Smoked Salmon & Asparagus Crostini are an easy and sophisticated appetizer that you can whip up in no time and will impress your guests. You can never have too many appetizer recipes for the holiday season, with all of the parties and entertaining. This crusty piece of French bread is topped with creamy smoked salmon spread, Fontina cheese and roasted asparagus for a filling and delicious bite.
It is hard to believe that Christmas is only three weeks away! It has snuck up on me more than ever this year. I was able to wrap up a good amount of my shopping on Cyber Monday, but I still have a few things I need to pick out in person. I normally love Christmas shopping, but it has become less exciting over the years with my siblings no longer exchanging gifts. My siblings just need to add a few more kids to the mix so I have more people to buy for!
I love giving gifts even more than I enjoy receiving them. It is so much fun to find a gift for someone that you know they aren’t expecting and perhaps didn’t even know they wanted, but is just perfect for them. I am particularly excited about the gifts for my parents this year. My husband on the other hand, I always struggle with. He works so hard that he doesn’t have time for many hobbies and doesn’t enjoy very many indulgences. Do you have any particular gifts you are excited to give this year?
Cheesy Smoked Salmon & Asparagus Crostini
- 1 tub Kraft smoked salmon cream cheese
- 1 french baquette
- 8 oz. Fontina or White Cheddar shredded
- 1 Tbsp. dill
- 24 asparagus spears
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Preheat your oven to 350°. Slice your baguette diagonally into 24 pieces. Top each piece with two teaspoons of smoked salmon cream cheese, two Tablespoons of shredded cheese and a sprinkle of dill.
- After removing the fibrous ends from the asparagus, cut each spear in half and toss with olive oil and salt in a medium bowl. Top each crostini with 2 half spears and bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes until cheese is melted and asparagus is roasted. Serve warm.