Toasted Baguette

Turn a baguette into crispy toasted baguette slices! They’re perfect for topping as crostini or using as crackers to serve with hummus and dips.

Toasted baguette

Here’s a trick for the most delicious crostini or crackers: make toasted baguette slices! These little crispy chips are at home on a happy hour platter, perfect for serving as a cheese platter or dipping into spinach artichoke dip. Many storebought crackers can taste stale or like they’re full of additives and preservatives: why not make your own homemade version? Alex and I have been making these for years as an appetizer when we’re entertaining, and finally decided we should write down the recipe. Here’s how to do it and our favorite ways to serve them.

The baguette to use

Of course, you’ve got to start with a baguette! Look for the best quality french baguette you can find at your local grocery. But there is a little wiggle room with this one. Since you’ll be toasting the bread to a crisp, the quality is not as paramount as if you were using it un-toasted. You also can make your own baguette at home (see below). But any store-bought baguette will do the trick!

Toasted baguette

How to make toasted baguette

Toasting a baguette is so simple, you should make it a point to memorize these steps. Once you’ve used this method once, commit it to memory and you can make it in your sleep. Or bookmark this so you can remember the temperature and timing.

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Slice the baguette on the bias. Place the slices on a baking sheet in a single layer. No oil needed, no parchment paper: nothing!
  • Bake for about 10 minutes (timing will depend on the age of the baguette and thickness of the slices). That’s it!

What is slicing on the bias?

We’ve indicated to slice the baguette on the bias: what does that mean? On the bias simply means diagonally! Now, you don’t have to slice diagonally: you can easily make this recipe slicing straight-on. But slicing on the bias makes for larger pieces! It’s especially nice for smaller baguettes to get a nice oval shape for the pieces.

Goat cheese crostini
Spread toasted baguette with goat cheese and top with honey and mint. The perfect appetizer!

Ways to serve toasted baguette

Let us count the ways to serve these homemade toasted baguette “crackers”! You can serve them up as crostini, with your favorite dips, or in a happy hour platter. Here’s where to start:

Cheese platter
Toasted baguette are perfect for cheese boards.

Can you make toasted baguette slices ahead?

You can! You can make them up to 5 days in advance. Allow them to cool fully, then store them in a sealed container at room temperature until serving.

Love baking? Make your own baguette.

If you love baking, have we got the recipe for you! Here at A Couple Cooks we’ve made it our mission to bread down homemade bread baking for you. We’ve got DIYs for the art of sourdough bread and no knead bread. We’ve moved on to baguettes: and this recipe turned out stunning! The flavor of this homemade baguette is incredible: like an authentic French-style loaf. Intrigued? Head to our Homemade Baguette Recipe.

Baguette

This toasted baguette recipe is…

Vegetarian, vegan, plant based, and dairy-free.

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Toasted baguette

Toasted Baguette


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: About 20 toasts 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Turn a baguette into crispy toasted baguette slices! They’re perfect for topping as crostini or using as crackers to serve with hummus and dips.


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Ingredients

  • 1 baguette

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Slice the baguette into thin slices on the bias (diagonally). Place the slices on a baking sheet in a single layer.
  3. Bake for about 10 minutes, until golden and crispy. Cool to room temperature: they’ll crisp up even more as they cool. If making in advance, store up to 5 days in a sealed container at room temperature. 

  • Category: Essentials
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: French

Keywords: Toasted baguette

More party appetizers

This toasted baguette is our go-to for entertaining! Here are a few more recipes that are always a winner:

  • Simple Guacamole Here’s the best simple guacamole with the perfect flavor! Creamy, savory and perfectly balanced, you’ll hear a chorus of “Wow’s” every time you serve it.
  • Peanut Butter Dip Go sweet instead of savory! This healthy peanut butter dip is just 4 ingredients and tastes like frosting. Perfect for dipping apples, pretzels or fruit.
  • Easy Stuffed Dates An easy finger food recipe! They’re quick to make, and the sweet and savory combo keeps everyone coming back for more.
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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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