Easy Walnut Garlic Crisps

Easy Walnut Garlic Crisps

Easy recipe for toasted bread crisps topped with crunchy walnuts and parmesan cheese. Pair with a green salad and your favorite pasta dish.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped California walnuts
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil or butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 loaf French bread (1 pound loaf, cut into 12 slices)

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 450°F.
  2. Place walnuts, Parmesan, olive oil or butter and garlic powder in a medium bowl. Mix with a wooden spoon until completely combined.
  3. Slice bread into 3/4-inch thick slices. Place bread slices on baking sheet.
  4. Spread about 2-3 teaspoons walnut-parmesan mixture on bread slices.
  5. Put in oven and bake about 5 minutes. Watch carefully, checking after the first 4 minutes. Remove from oven when walnut topping is bubbly and lightly browned.

TIPS: For easy clean-up, bake toasts on aluminum foil lined baking sheet.

Refrigerate any leftover walnut-parmesan mix. Use for Walnut Pasta Toss (see recipe below).

  • Walnut Pasta Toss: Cook favorite pasta in boiling water according to package directions. Two minutes before the pasta is done, add 1/2 cup frozen peas (or other favorite vegetable) for each serving. Drain. Stir 1-2 tablespoons of walnut-parmesan mix into hot pasta.