Time: 25 Minutes

Beef Crostini with Parmesan Crisps and Balsamic Drizzle

This appetizer recipe is perfect for your upcoming holiday parties. Flavorful steak meets cream cheese and a tangy balsamic sauce. This Beef. It's What's For Dinner. recipe is certified by the American Heart Association®.


  • 2 beef Strip Steak, Boneless, cut 1 inch thick (about 1-1/4 pounds)
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 12 slices thin white bread, crusts removed
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons coarse grind black pepper
  • 4 ounces light garlic and herb cheese spread, slightly softened
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic syrup
  • 24 leaves arugula leaves
  • Quick Facts

  • 25 Minutes
  • 12 Servings
  • 150kcal Calories
  • 14.5g Protein
  • Cooking

    1. Heat oven to 350°F. Combine Parmesan cheese and flour in small bowl; toss to mix well. Spray baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle Parmesan mixture evenly into 8-inch circle on baking sheet. Bake in center of 350°F oven 6 to 8 minutes or until melted and light brown. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet, then remove to wire rack to cool completely. Break into 24 irregular-shaped pieces. Set aside.
    2. Cut each bread slice diagonally in half. Place in single layer on baking sheet. Bake in 350°F oven about 6 minutes or until lightly toasted but not brown. Set aside.
    3. Press pepper evenly onto beef steaks. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Place steaks in skillet; cook top loin steaks 12 to 15 minutes for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness, turning occasionally. Carve steaks into thin slices.
    4. Meanwhile, spread 1 teaspoon cheese spread onto each bread piece; top with 2 to 3 steak slices. Drizzle balsamic syrup over beef; top with Parmesan crisp and arugula leaf.


    Serv Size Calories Total Fat Cholesterol Total Carbs Protein
    12 150kcal 5.8g 40mg 9g 14.5g

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much of a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. 2.8g Saturated Fat; 1.6g Monounsaturated Fat; Carbohydrates; Fiber; 5.1mg NE Niacin; 0.3mg Vitamin B6; 1.7mcg Vitamin B12; 2mg Iron; 13.6mcg Selenium; Zinc; 31.1mg Choline;

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