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Effortless Gourmet Holiday Appetizer with Stella® Cheese

This post is sponsored by Stella® cheese but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

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When it comes to celebrating the holidays, any way to make a gourmet appetizer effortlessly is the way to go in my book.

I’m always looking for recipes that present well, but are a snap to shop for and make.

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This Christmas Crostini recipe made with Stella® cheese is the number one recipe for me.

I can pull together the items ahead of time and then the day of the party I can assemble, bake and plate without making a mess in the kitchen.

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INGREDIENTS
1 French bread baguette, cut into 24 slices
6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
1 wedge of Stella® fontina cheese, shredded
1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
2/3 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup of diced almonds

Optional:
1 green onion, chopped
Sliced almonds, toasted

DIRECTIONS
Cut the baguette on a diagonal in order to get a larger surface
Place bread slices on a baking sheet.
Bake at 400° until lightly browned, 8-9 minutes.

In a bowl, combine cheeses, mayonnaise, almonds, bacon, and salt.
Spread over bread – its easy to want to clump it on, but spread it out so it doesn’t bake off the bread
Bake until cheese is melted, 7-8 minutes.
If desired, sprinkle with toasted sliced almonds.
Plate and serve warm.

Bacon crostini Holiday Cheese Recipes | udandi.com

Any way to prepare so I can save time at the holidays while not skipping a gourmet touch is the way I want to live my holiday season!

To find Stella® cheese in a grocery near you, visit their website. Also, check out their recipe section for more delicious and gourmet ideas!

Pin this recipe so you can find it next time you need a gourmet appetizer!

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