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Easy Butternut Squash Crostini

Created by: Kelly at Live, Love, Texas.

This easy Butternut Squash Crostini recipe is such great appetizer for fall entertaining. It's the perfect Thanksgiving appetizer recipe or could be served on larger slices of bread for a full side. Guests will never believe that this recipe has just four simple ingredients but tastes amazing.

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  • 2-3 tbsp. olive oil to drizzle on baguette slices and over top of squash while roasting
  • goat cheese room temperature
  • 2-3 pound butternut squash roasted
  • 1/2 cup diced California prunes about 8-10 pieces of fruit
  • 3 tbsp. fresh thyme minced
  • small lemon juiced, seeds removed
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place butternut squash pieces on baking sheet. Drizzle or spray pieces with olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes total.
  4. Spread baguette slices out on baking sheet, drizzle or spray tops with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Add to top rack of preheated oven when butternut squash has 10 minutes remaining. Allow to brown and get color on tops.
  6. Peel and dice the butternut squash into small pieces then add prunes and thyme mixing together. Squeeze lemon juice on mix and season with salt and pepper.

  7. Spread a thin layer of the softened goat cheese onto each slice of baguette, then top with butternut squash/prune mix.