Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas
Hands-on Time
25 Mins
Total Time
25 Mins
Yield
Makes 8 to 10 appetizer servings

Creamy and salty Ham-and-Greens Crostini takes its inspiration from a classic Southern dish. To make ahead, refrigerate cooked greens up to two days. The base is an easy French bread Crostini.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook ham in 1 Tbsp. hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 3 to 4 minutes or until crisp. Remove from skillet using a slotted spoon, and drain on paper towels. Reserve drippings in skillet. Add greens and remaining oil to hot drippings in skillet; cook, stirring often, 4 to 5 minutes or until slightly wilted. Add butter and red pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, 45 seconds. Stir in ham. Add salt and pepper to taste; transfer to a bowl.

Step 2

Stir together half-and-half and goat cheese until smooth. Stir in half of greens mixture. Reserve remaining half of greens mixture.

Step 3

Spread about 1 Tbsp. goat cheese mixture onto each Crostini. Top each with 1 tsp. reserved greens mixture.

Step 4

Make-Ahead Tip: Refrigerate cooked greens up to 2 days.

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