Butternut Squash Goat Cheese Crostini

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Easy and elegant Butternut Squash Goat Cheese Crostini is simple to prepare, but sure to impress. They pack a fabulous combination of seasonal flavors into one little bite, and the vibrant colors also look gorgeous on a platter of appetizers for any holiday or party. You’ll love the combination of creamy and tangy goodness with just the right amount of crunch!

A platter of three pieces of Butternut Squash Goat Cheese Crostini.

Butternut Squash Goat Cheese Crostini

I just love both the flavor and color combination of butternut squash, pomegranate, and goat cheese together. It’s an elevated taste brought together in a beautiful but simple way.

Cuisine Inspiration: Italian-American
Primary Cooking Method: Oven
Dietary Info: Gluten-free, Nut-free
Skill Level: Easy

Why You’ll Love Goat Cheese Crostini

Here’s why you are going to enjoy this recipe:

  • Perfect for any occasion. Easy enough to throw together before the big game or in the rush of getting ready for the holidays, but elegant enough for a special Valentine’s Day dinner or Oscars party hors d’oeurves.
  • Make as much you need. You can use a small roll to make hors d’oeurves for two or an entire baguette to feed a crowd.
  • Quick and easy. If you roast the butternut squash in advance, yu could literally be throwing them together as your guests are coming up the driveway.
  • Adaptable to a gluten free diet. All you need to do is make or buy gluten free baguette. The other ingredients are naturally gluten free.
A closeup of a Butternut Squash, Pomegranate and Goat Cheese Crostini on a white rectangular plate.

Ingredients and Substitutions

Here is a quick overview of what you’ll need to assemble this easy appetizer. Be sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the full amounts and detailed instructions.

  • Baguette. If you need a gluten free option, you can make my baguette recipe, or pick up one from a brand such as Schar or BFree.
  • Goat cheese. Plain or try a flavored variety such as honey or herb goat cheese.
  • Roasted butternut squash. I like to use my plain and simple roasted butternut squash, but for some extra flavor, you can use cinnamon and honey roasted butternut squash or make it in your air fryer.
  • Pomegranate arils.
  • Aged balsamic vinegar or balsamic reduction. You can buy a bottle or make your own by simmering balsamic vinegar till it is thick and sticky.

How to Make Goat Cheese Crostini

Preheat your broiler and slice the baguette into 1/2-inch thick slices. Now let’s make the crostini.

  • Toast the bread. Place bread slices in a single layer on a baking sheet. Broil on one side for a couple of minutes until lightly toasted, then flip and toast the second side. Watch carefully so that it does not burn!
  • Assemble the crostini. Spread goat cheese on each bread slice, then top with butternut squash cubes and a small spoonful of pomegranate seeds. Drizzle with balsamic reduction.

Enjoy right away! I do not recommend storing leftovers because the bread will get soggy.

Goat Cheese Crostini topped with goat cheese, garnished with pomegranate arils on a white plate.

Serving Suggestions

These goat cheese crostini are perfect to add to a charcuterie board with some Apple Chutney and Candied Spiced Nuts or combine with other gluten free appetizers as part of a festive hors d’oeurves spread. Here are some holiday favorites:

Looking down at a platter of goat cheese crostini topped with pomegranate seeds and a drizzle of balsamic.
4.8 from 13 votes

Butternut Squash Goat Cheese Crostini

Easy and elegant Butternut Squash Goat Cheese Crostini is simple to prepare, but sure to impress. They pack a fabulous combination of seasonal flavors into one little bite, and the vibrant colors also look gorgeous on a platter of appetizers for any holiday or party. You'll love the combination of creamy and tangy goodness with just the right amount of crunch!
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes

Ingredients

All amounts are approximate.

  • 12 slices baguette about 1/2 inch thick slices
  • 8 oz. goat cheese
  • 3/4 cups cubes of Roasted Butternut Squash
  • 6 tablespoons pomegranate seeds
  • aged balsamic vinegar or balsamic reduction purchased or make your own

Instructions

  • Preheat your broiler and place bread slices in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  • Place bread under the broiler for 1-3 minutes until lightly toasted, then flip and toast the second side. Watch carefully so that it does not burn!
  • Spread about 1-2 Tablespoons goat cheese on each bread slice. Top with about 1/4 cup roasted butternut squash cubes and a small spoonful of pomegranate seeds. Drizzle with balsamic reduction.

Notes

You can adjust the amounts based on how many crostini you need.
Nutrition Facts
Butternut Squash Goat Cheese Crostini
Amount Per Serving (2 crostini)
Calories 153 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 0.4g2%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 22mg1%
Potassium 1150mg33%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 34749IU695%
Vitamin C 69mg84%
Calcium 160mg16%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimers: Please discuss your individual dietary needs (i.e. gluten free) with a physician. Even when not specified, be sure to verify all ingredients are gluten free, if needed, by reading labels on all packaging and/or confirming with the manufacturer this varies by brand and can change at any time. Nutrition information shown is an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

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107 Comments
    1. When I created this recipe I had not been diagnosed with a gluten allergy, so I do have recipes from early days on my blog that are not gluten free. And the rest of my family is not GF< so sometimes I make things for them. I am trying to convert many old recipes, but haven't done this one yet. Thanks for the feedback.

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