After spending days cooking, minutes eating, and hours doing dishes on Thanksgiving, we’re going to make it easy on ourselves for Christmas this year by serving appetizers. For our Christmas gathering, we’re going to serve small bites rather than a sit down meal. Artichoke crostini are a tasty finger food that work great for holiday parties.
These are small little bites of goodness! The crostini, or the piece of bread the topping rests on, is brushed with butter and browned to give it a nice crunch. The butter adds great flavor too! Next to bacon, what could be better than butter???
The topping is light and flavorful! There is a mixture of mayonnaise, parmesan cheese, artichoke hearts, green chilis, garlic, cornichon, and lemon zest on top of that little crusty piece of bread.
The crostini are topped and baked for just a couple of minutes until warmed through. To make them look pretty, I sprinkled some more lemon zest and some chopped parsley over the baked crostini.
Besides the fact that these “artzy” appetizers are delicious, they are super simple to put together. If you’re looking for a ridiculously tasty, hand held holiday party food, this recipe is for you!