Butternut Squash, Pomegranate and Goat Cheese Crostini

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Butternut Squash, Pomegranate and Goat Cheese Crostini are gluten free appetizers that are easy enough to throw together before the big game, but elegant enough for a special Valentine’s Day dinner or Oscars party hors d’oeurves. You’ll deserve an Academy Award or a trophy for this gorgeous and delicious Goat Cheese Crostini recipe. Add a little drizzle of a reduced balsamic vinegar syrup to put them completely over the top.

Butternut Squash, Pomegranate and Goat Cheese Crostini

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OK, OK, you’ve caught me. I did the butternut squash and pomegranate thing again. Quinoa, salad, and now these lovely little toasts. But I just can’t get over the color combination. Believe it or not, I have an orange kitchen, so I just love the color of those little cubes of roasted butternut squash. Add little jewels of pomegranate (plus that but of crunch and tartness) and I can’t help myself. Then goat cheese. Forget it. The addition of sweet, syrupy aged or reduced balsamic vinegar just puts it over the top.

Plus the day I went grocery shopping, I swear they only had the biggest butternut squash everrrrrr.

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I love these easy crostini bites. Soooo tasty. And the different flavors and textures. It’s really a special little hors d’oeurves. If you have just part of your butternut squash left and are just making an hors d’oeurves for as dinner party, then just pick up a ciabatta roll and slice it up. If you need to feed the whole team, get an entire baguette. I’m leaving the quantities in the recipe pretty loose for this reason.

And really, once you’ve taken the time to break down the butternut squash, it couldn’t be easier to put these Butternut Squash, Pomegranate and Goat Cheese Crostini together. You could literally be throwing them together as your guests are coming up the driveway.

A quick note about the goat cheese crostini recipe:

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Butternut Squash, Pomegranate and Goat Cheese Crostini.
4.8 from 11 votes

Butternut Squash, Pomegranate and Goat Cheese Crostini

Juicy pomegranate seeds, roasted butternut squash, and goat cheese on a toasted baguette? Yum! A simple but elegant appetizer, you'll love the colors and flavors of these Butternut Squash, Pomegranate & Goat Cheese Crostini.
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes


Specific amounts are not given as it can be adjusted based on how much you would like to make.

  • one baguette sliced into about 1/2 inch think slices
  • goat cheese
  • cubes of Roasted Butternut Squash
  • pomegranate seeds
  • aged balsamic vinegar or balsamic reduction purchased or make your own


  • Preheat your broiler and place bread slices in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  • Place bread under the broiler for a couple of 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 c butternut squash cubes and a small spoonful of pomegranate seeds. Drizzle with balsamic reduction.
Nutrition Facts
Butternut Squash, Pomegranate and Goat Cheese Crostini
Amount Per Serving
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.



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    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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