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Grape Tomato & Ricotta Crostini + Giveaway

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I’m so excited to share with everyone today our fourth installment of our virtual progressive dinner party. For those just tuning in or might not know what a progressive dinner party is… it’s basically a party where you hop from house to house to have different courses of the meal. This go-around we’ve decided to make this an appetizer and dessert dinner party! I’m bringing a super simple appetizer to the party; Grape Tomato & Ricotta Crostini.

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Before Jon and I left for our babymoon I was craving this appetizer–yet I had never even made it before. I had went food shopping after work, had the bag boy load all my groceries, and I even pulled out of the supermarket parking lot when it hit me to buy a baguette and make this Grape Tomato & Ricotta Crostini. Seriously. I was not dreaming this–this really happened to me a few weeks ago. So I circled back around the parking lot. Found a spot and marched right back into the grocery store to buy a baguette. I needed to use up the pint of grape tomatoes and ricotta cheese in my fridge and my rationale was to buy something else to use it up!

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As soon as I got home, I unloaded the groceries and dispersed them between the refrigerator, freezer, and pantry. I cut the baguette and began toasting them. While the baguette toasted I started slicing the grape tomatoes in half. I seasoned them generously with salt and pepper, chopped up a little fresh parsley I had in the refrigerator and gave a squeeze of my refrigerated minced garlic. I pulled the toasted baguette out of the toaster oven, and started slathering on fresh ricotta. I topped each crostini with a few sliced tomatoes and freshly cracked pepper using my OXO Pepper Grinder, and proclaimed to my husband that our appetizer was ready before dinner.

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I’ve never needed an appetizer before dinner more than I do these days. I’m all about quick cooking right now. Fresh ingredients that are fast and taste amazing. This recipe for Grape Tomato & Ricotta Crostini’s is amazing. I made it for my family over the Thanksgiving Holiday and they all loved it and couldn’t believe how easy it was to make. I think I know what easy appetizer they all will be making from here on out!

Katie Original

Grape Tomato & Ricotta Crostini

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 8

Grape Tomato & Ricotta Crostini


  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 Whole Wheat Baguette


  1. In a medium bowl, combine halved grape tomatoes with olive oil, garlic, fresh parsley, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix well and set to the side.
  2. Slice baguette in 1/4-inch thick pieces. Toast until golden brown.
  3. Spread ricotta on each baguette and top with grape tomatoes. Serve and enjoy!

 Holiday Bites

Take a look at all the other amazing recipes that were brought to our virtual dinner party!

Tomato & Ricotta Crostini from Katie’s Cucina

Roasted Leek and Onion Soup from Sweet C’s Designs

Mozzerella, Bacon and Roasted Peppers Hot Cheese Dip from Cook the Story

Red Pepper Manchego Stuffed Mushrooms from The Lilypad Cottage

Spicy Sriracha Deviled Eggs from White House Black Shutters

Cranberry Salsa from Bombshell Bling

Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms from Kokocooks

Cream Cheese with Garlic & Bacon filled Crescents from A Glimpse Inside

Peppermint Hot Cocoa Rice Krispie Treats from Yellow Bliss Road

Peppermint Patty Chex Mix from Lolly Jane

Brownie Stuffed Christmas Trees from It’s Always Autumn

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cookies from Clean and Scentsible

Mini Candy Cane Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache from Crazy Little Projects

Black and White Cookie Brownies from Sweet Rose Studio

Oreo Truffle Reindeer Noses and Free Printable from Balancing Home

Peppermint Muddy Buddies from A Pumpkin and a Princess

holiday giveaway

One lucky reader will win:

$135 in CASH straight to your Paypal account(with love from your blogger hosts!)

Baking Prize Pack courtesy of OXO(Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl Set, Food Scale, 2-piece bowl scraper set, 2-cup Adjustable Measuring Cups, Silicone Whisk, Egg Beater, 3-Piece Angeled Measuring Cup Set, Pastry Brush)

$125 Gift Card to Sur la TableHome cooks can pick their own great kitchen accessories to complement the great food they cook! Courtesy of Baloian Farms (Find them on Facebook

Baloian Farms is a third generation family farm based in the Central Valley of California. They specialize in growing peppers of all varieties including mini sweet peppers and baby bells, as well as squash, mixed vegetables and leafy greens. Their products are available in grocery stores throughout the Midwest and West Coast.

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Disclaimer: I did not receive anything to take part in this Progressive Dinner Party. I simply love the brands. As always all opinions are my own. 


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30 Responses to “Grape Tomato & Ricotta Crostini + Giveaway”

  1. Lisa Brown posted on December 2, 2013 at 8:08 am (#)

    i would bring sushi rolls

  2. Shaina posted on December 2, 2013 at 9:50 am (#)

    I love all the bright colors in this cute little appetizer, perfect for parties!

    • Katie replied on December 6th, 2013 at 2:17 pm

      Super ideal for entertaining, Shaina!

  3. Erin | The Law Student's Wife posted on December 2, 2013 at 11:04 am (#)

    These are some of my all time favorite flavors, and I have a serious love affair with ricotta cheese. Wonderful Katie!

    • Katie replied on December 6th, 2013 at 2:17 pm

      Thanks Erin!

  4. Lolly Jane posted on December 2, 2013 at 12:31 pm (#)

    Uh yes please!! Can you come cook for me!?

    • Katie replied on December 6th, 2013 at 2:17 pm

      If only y’all lived closer!

  5. Jenn posted on December 2, 2013 at 1:50 pm (#)

    I definitely need to try this! Ricotta is my all time favorite!!

  6. Christine (CookTheStory) posted on December 2, 2013 at 6:39 pm (#)

    I find that usually the super simple recipes end up being awesome. It’s great when you can use up ingredients in the pantry and fridge and end up with amazing food.

    • Katie replied on December 6th, 2013 at 2:17 pm

      Agree Christine. The more I’m trying to simplify my cooking these days the tastier meals I’m making!

  7. Janet posted on December 2, 2013 at 8:17 pm (#)

    I would bring you cookies!


  8. Brittney posted on December 2, 2013 at 9:25 pm (#)

    I would bring chipotle sweet potato wedges!

  9. Pam Gurganus posted on December 3, 2013 at 2:03 am (#)

    I would bring crostini of chicken liver pate with balsamic onions!

  10. Kim C posted on December 3, 2013 at 4:17 am (#)

    I would bring my homemade smore almond joy bars to the party!!

  11. ashley - baker by nature posted on December 3, 2013 at 7:18 am (#)

    This is totally something I could eat every single day!!!

    • Katie replied on December 6th, 2013 at 2:14 pm

      I’ve definitely had my fair share of it over the past few weeks, Ashley! 🙂

  12. Isabell posted on December 3, 2013 at 3:46 pm (#)

    I would bring Swedish Soft Gingerbread Cake with Lingonberry filling.

  13. Rust posted on December 3, 2013 at 6:03 pm (#)

    I would bring seafood jambalaya.

  14. Ashley Bee @ Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine posted on December 3, 2013 at 10:49 pm (#)

    Simple, but so tasty! I love it 🙂

  15. Jill Roberts posted on July 31, 2017 at 11:51 am (#)

    I love this grape tomato & ricotta crostini recipe. I need to add bell pepper to recipe and it would be perfect. Thx for sharing!

    • Katie replied on August 8th, 2017 at 9:44 am

      Oh that sounds good, too!


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