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Beef crostini

PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
22 min
12 min
10 min
Crostini is an Italian term for toasted bread slices with a savory topping. They are typically served as an appetizer, though this recipe is like a mini version of the classic roast beef with horseradish sauce you might find on a sideboard buffet. The convenience of using sliced-to-order deli roast beef makes this deliciousness come together fast. You can swap watercress or mäche for the arugula if you prefer or top with a sprinkling of fresh herbs like parsley or basil.


Olive oil cooking spray

3 spray(s)

French bread

6 oz, about an 8-inch long thin loaf, cut into 16 slices

Reduced-fat sour cream


Uncooked red onion(s)

3 Tbsp, chopped, diced

Store-bought horseradish

1 Tbsp

Black pepper

¼ tsp, freshly ground (plus extra for garnish)


2 cup(s), baby leaves

Deli style roast beef slice(s)

8 oz, thickly cut into 8 pieces and then each piece cut in half to yield 16 pieces total


  1. Preheat oven to 325ºF. Coat a cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Place bread on prepared cookie sheet and lightly coat with cooking spray. Bake until lightly browned and crisp, about 10 minutes; let cool.
  3. In a small bowl, combine sour cream, onion, horseradish and pepper.
  4. To assemble crostini, top each piece of toasted bread with 1 slice beef, 1 teaspoon horseradish sauce, a grind of black pepper and a few arugula leaves. Yields 2 crostini per serving.