Butternut Squash Crostini

 Need an easy Thanksgiving appetizer? This Crostini has the spirit of the holidays in one bite, with pureed butternut squash, ricotta, balsamic glaze, and hazelnuts!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword butternut squash appetizer, butternut squash crostini
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 36
Calories 60kcal


  • 1 butternut squash
  • 1 french baguette sliced and toasted
  • 16 oz tub whole milk ricotta cheese
  • balsamic glaze
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted hazelnuts
  • salt


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Cut the ends off the butternut squash and split it in half. Sprinkle the squash halves with salt and roast the butternut squash on a sheet pan for about 30 minutes, until the squash is fork tender. If your squash is really big, it may need as much as 60 minutes for the squash to be fork tender.
  • After the squash is done cooking, scoop the flesh from the skin and place it in a food processor. Puree it until smooth and add water, if necessary, if the puree is too thick.
  • Spread a spoonful of squash puree on each slice of toasted baguette, then add a spoonful of ricotta, a drizzle of balsamic glaze, and the toasted hazelnuts. Enjoy!


Calories: 60kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 53mg | Potassium: 105mg | Vitamin A: 2270IU | Vitamin C: 4.5mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 0.5mg