Assorted Holiday Crostini
Looking for strategic menu ideas for your upcoming Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Years’ celebrations? Consider offering your guests a creative selection of assorted holiday canapés and self-serve appetizers.
One of last year’s standout food trends was holiday grazing tables—decorative tablescapes of charcuterie and cheese, small bites, finger foods, and various hors d’oeuvres. While magnificently stunning, sadly this dining style is not quite as conducive to this year’s need for more socially distanced holiday parties or small, intimate gatherings. However, you can find creative ways to transform your favorite appetizers and charcuterie pairings into easy self-serve portions in a utensil-less, hands free manner.
One great way to do this is by preparing a variety of different canapés to serve your guests; these one- or two-bite hors d’oeuvres begin with a small crostini base and can be topped with any combination of various meats or seafood, cheeses, spreads, and other accompaniments.
Scroll down to view eight holiday crostini ideas, or feel free to create your own favorite combinations based on whatever ingredients you have on hand. Prosciutto, parmesan, and fruit preserves? Why not? Pimento cheese spread and bacon? Sure. Ricotta, honey, and walnuts? Go for it!
Watch this sneak peek of our Assorted Holiday Crostini Platter, then continue reading for more details!
Making Crostini with Martin’s Potato Rolls
Martin’s three slider-size rolls—12-Sliced Slider Potato Rolls, Dinner Potato Rolls, and Party Potato Rolls—are perfect for smaller portioned dishes and appetizers. Their smaller size and higher quantity of rolls per pack makes these three products a great choice for holiday parties and family get-togethers. And as an added bonus, all three products have limited-edition, seasonal packaging at the moment! Be sure to pick up a pack (or all three) to make your holiday season very merry!
Out of these three products, Martin’s Party Potato Rolls (our smallest size) may be most ideal for your favorite appetizers. Measuring 2×2 inches, these fluffy bite-size rolls are perfect for miniature sliders, party platters, and holiday hors d’oeuvres.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to our Party Potato Rolls. In the past we’ve shown you how to use them to make twenty-four slider variations; now try using them to make crostini!
Assorted Holiday Crostini Platter
In a way, canapés are just like a re-constructed charcuterie board—a simple assortment of meats, cheeses, condiments, and accoutrements (like olives, pickles, herbs, or fruit) paired together atop lightly toasted Party Potato Roll crostini. (Tip: How to make crostini.)
So this year, rather than having your guests mix and match their own grazing plates, try preselecting several topping combinations in the form of canapés. This will still provide your guests with a variety of snacking options, while also making it easier to serve everyone without all the fuss.
Explore Our 8 Holiday Crostini Pairings:
Swiss Cheese & Manzanilla Olive
Shrimp & Cucumber (w/ Citrus & Dill)
Caprese (Grape Tomato, Mozzarella, Basil)
Italian Antipasto (Salami, Banana Pepper, Kalamata Olive)
Smoked Salmon, Dill, & Cream Cheese
Roast Beef, Cream Cheese, Dill Pickle
Turkey Club (w/ Tomato, Lettuce, Bacon)
Dried Fig & Mascarpone
Bonus: For even more topping combination ideas, explore our Charcuterie Boards blog post!
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