Roasted Pumpkin and Goat Cheese Crostini

If you're looking for a delicious appetizer that is sure to impress your guests, look no further! This crostini is packed with flavor. Takes a bit of prep, but it's so worth it! Top with additional pinches of goat cheese, if you like.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
8 servings


  • 2 cups diced raw pumpkin

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 leek, white and light green parts only, thinly sliced

  • 1 French baguette

  • 1 clove garlic

  • 1 (4 ounce) log goat cheese, at room temperature

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic glaze


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Pile the diced pumpkin on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil and toss with your hands to lightly coat. Spread evenly and sprinkle with sage, salt, and pepper.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until tender, about 20 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium frying pan over medium heat. Add leek and cook until softened and beginning to caramelize, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove roasted pumpkin from the oven, add to the pan, and stir to combine.

  5. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  6. Slice the baguette at an angle into 1/2-inch slices. Brush 1 side of each slice with remaining oil.

  7. Cook on the preheated grill until lightly browned, about 1 1/2 minutes per side.

  8. Remove from the grill and rub the garlic clove over the oiled side of each baguette slice 3 to 4 times. Spread goat cheese over each slice and top with a spoonful of the pumpkin-leek mixture. Drizzle lightly with balsamic glaze and serve immediately.

Cook's Note:

Heating up the balsamic glaze slightly and using a fork makes it easier to drizzle just a little bit on top.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

289 Calories
12g Fat
37g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 289
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 484mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 4mg 21%
Calcium 82mg 6%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 217mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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