Cheddar Chorizo Crostini

Taylor, Taylor Takes a Taste

These quick and easy appetizers are perfect to feed any sized March Madness crowd. A crisp piece of French bread topped with a pepper compound butter, spicy chorizo and warm melted Cheddar cheese is something any fan will enjoy! They can be assembled the night before and baked when your party is hungry.

Cheddar Chorizo Crostini
By Taylor
Serves 8

Ingredients:

½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 teaspoon garlic, chopped
pinch (1/16 teaspoon) cayenne pepper
½ cup red bell pepper, diced
1 ½ cup Spanish chorizo, diced
30 slices of French bread
2 cups (8 ounces) Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese, grated
Parsley for garnish

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Place butter, garlic and cayenne pepper in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until a smooth compound butter has formed. Add bell pepper, pulse a few times until peppers are mixed into butter. Remove butter from processor and reserve.

Add chorizo to a sauté pan and cook over medium heat for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels. Let cool.

Place slices of French bread in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes until lightly toasted. Let cool.

Spread compound butter on toasted bread slices. Add Cheddar. Top with chorizo. Bake for2-5 minutes until cheese is melted.

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  1. Mary said:

    Can the bread be toasted, cooled, covered in toppings — and then frozen?