Jalapeno Popper Crostini

Disclosure: The Laughing Cow® provided me with product and a $10 gift card for this review. However, thoughts and opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of the brand.

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Jalapeno Popper Crostini

Sneaking healthier options into recipes is one of my favorite tricks. It may not result in health-food but at least it is less unhealthy, reducing the guilt that comes with snacking. These jalapeno popper crostini were made using Laughing Cow’s reduced fat cream cheese spread and Greek yogurt, making them a healthier alternative to traditional jalapeno poppers and a perfect snack to prepare for viewing sports games on TV or any social gathering. I brought these to a party over the holidays and they nearly disappeared before I got to try one for myself.

JALAPENO POPPER CROSTINI

Makes 32 crostini

Ingredients:

FILLING

6 oz. The Laughing Cow cream cheese spread, room temperature

1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt

4 oz. shredded sharp cheddar cheese

3 jalapenos, seeded and minced

1 clove garlic, minced

TOPPING

1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs

2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted

ASSEMBLY

32 crostini (I used a garlic-Parmesan style)

Jalapeno slices, for garnish (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat broiler to 500 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, Greek yogurt, cheddar, jalapenos, and garlic. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the panko breadcrumbs and melted butter with a fork until the mixture is moistened. Spread about one tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture onto each crostini, and sprinkle Panko topping (can also dip the crostini, cream cheese-down, into the Panko mixture). Top with jalapeno slices, if using.
  4. Arrange crostini on a baking sheet. Broil for 1-2 minutes or until golden. Serve immediately.

Source: Inspired by Brown Eyed Baker.

Disclosure: The Laughing Cow® provided me with product and a $10 gift card for this review. However, thoughts and opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of the brand.

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