Toasted Whole Wheat bread topped with Goat Cheese, Bacon, and Kale

Goat Cheese, Bacon & Kale Crostini

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  • 8 slices Nature’s Own 100% Whole Wheat Bread

  • 4 bacon slices

  • 3 to 4 ounces goat cheese, softened

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 3 cups chopped kale (about 4 large leaves with stems removed)

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  • Red or yellow bell pepper strips for garnish


  • Place bread slices on cutting board. Cut each slice into quarters diagonally to form triangles.

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Place bread on baking sheet.

  • Cook bacon in 12-inch skillet over medium heat until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Discard bacon fat and wipe out skillet.

  • Heat oil in same skillet. Add kale; cook and stir until wilted, 5 to 6 minutes. Add garlic, salt and pepper. Cook and stir 1 minute. Set aside.

  • Meanwhile, toast bread in oven about 8 minutes, turning once.

  • Spread cheese on toast triangles.

  • Cut each bacon slice in half crosswise. If desired, cut each half lengthwise, for a total of 16 pieces.

  • Arrange bacon on crostini. Divide kale mixture among crostini. Garnish with bell pepper if desired. Serve immediately.