Toasted rounds of sliced French bread are topped with a mixture of sausage, mozzarella cheese, sweet red peppers and fresh basil.

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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 F. In large bowl, combine cooked sausage, onion, mozzarella, cream cheese, red pepper, basil, and optional ingredients if desired; mix well.

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  • Place sliced bread on baking sheet, brush tops with butter or olive oil and bake until lightly toasted. Remove from oven and top each slice with sausage mixture.

  • Return to oven and bake 7-10 minutes or until topping is hot. Serve warm.

Note

Topping may be prepared up to 24 hours in advance; refrigerated until ready to use.

Time Saving Tip: One package of 9.6 oz fully cooked Jimmy Dean(R) Hearty Sausage Crumbles may be substituted for one 16 oz. roll of fresh breakfast sausage in most dishes.

Reviews (8)

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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2006
Yummy! I love the traditional crostini but my husband the quintessential meataholic loves this one as much as I do! Easy to prepare this crostini fills the bill for my entire family! Our only problem was eating too much of it! Thanks for posting!! Read More
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  • 5 star values: 7
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  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2006
Yummy! I love the traditional crostini but my husband the quintessential meataholic loves this one as much as I do! Easy to prepare this crostini fills the bill for my entire family! Our only problem was eating too much of it! Thanks for posting!! Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2006
Yummy! I love the traditional crostini but my husband the quintessential meataholic loves this one as much as I do! Easy to prepare this crostini fills the bill for my entire family! Our only problem was eating too much of it! Thanks for posting!! Read More
(25)
Rating: 4 stars
02/08/2011
This was actually pretty good. I made it for Super Bowl '11. I used Bob Evans 'Hot and zesty' sausage being that our grocer was out of Jimmy Dean's sausage and my BF doesn't really care for raw onions so I used the Chive & Onion cream cheese. Also I just bought pre-sliced french bread and cut them in 1/2. I modified this recipe some but this is a great base recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2011
This was really good!! I cooked the onion and pepper with the sausage!! Really brought out the flavors! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2011
Used Jimmy Dean crumbles..skipped the fresh basil (didnt have any) but added some dried Italian seasoning instead. Want to make it again w/ the fresh basil and with the hot sausage like another reviewer mentioned. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2014
These are a real crowd pleaser. I will make these again!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2015
Pretty easy...taste good! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/06/2015
delicious appetizer late night family card game "meal".... I did halve the cream cheese simply to lower fat content Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2020
love it!!! easy to make didn't change a thing. i cut about 40 pieces using bruschetta that are about 2 feet long. And still had exta topping and bread. Rave reviews from everybody. Read More