Entertaining on a budget: Use crostini

First rule about entertaining on a budget: Don’t let a tight budget keep you from entertaining friends and family in your home. Throwing a great party does not, I repeat, does not have to cost a lot of money.

Crostini with toppings is one of the most bang-for-your buck appetizers out there. A loaf of French bread costs right around $2. One loaf makes about 25 crostini.

What you choose to put on top of the crostini is up to you, but remember: the sky is the limit. Scour your fridge for ingredients you already have on hand. I’ve shared several budget-friendly ideas over at the Betty Crocker website, so be sure to check them out!

Otherwise, here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Brie and raspberry preserves
  • Salami and cheese
  • Hummus and tomato slices
  • Sliced tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil, and balsamic vinegar
  • Nutella and strawberries
  • Sweetened cream cheese and shaved chocolate
  • Serve on a charcuterie board or this $10 cheese plate

Get The Recipes at Betty Crocker

To get the recipes for the crostinis shown in the photo above, head over to the Betty Crocker website!

Follow the recipe below to make a batch of crostini.