Whipped Blue Cheese Crostini

  • 20MINS
  • 5MINS
  • 22KCAL

If you're a fan of blue cheese, you can't go wrong with these slimming friendly Whipped Blue Cheese Crostini – low in Points and calories!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories22
  • Carbs0.2g
  • Protein1g
  • Fat1g
  • Saturates0.4g
  • Sugars0.2g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

These Whipped Blue Cheese Crostini are perfect for blue cheese lovers and are great if you’re counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

There are a lot of opinions about blue cheese, but personally we love it! We’ve used Danish Blue in this Whipped Blue Cheese Crostini recipe, but you can use whichever blue cheese you prefer – just remember to adjust the calories and nutritional information accordingly.

These crostini are so easy to make and look really impressive which makes them great for buffets or even just a mid afternoon snack!

We’ve chosen a star shape for our crostini, but you can use any shape you’d like – get creative!

What diets are these Whipped Blue Cheese Crostini suitable for?

This Whipped Blue Cheese Crostini recipe is suitable for vegetarians.

It can be made gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions;

  • Wholemeal bread

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Whipped Blue Cheese Crostini recipe?

  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Whipped Blue Cheese Crostini recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Whipped Blue Cheese Crostini recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Whipped Blue Cheese Crostini recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Whipped Blue Cheese Crostini?

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To make these Whipped Blue Cheese Crostini you’ll need a 4cm star shaped cutter. There’s one included in this set from Amazon.

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You’ll also need some disposable piping bags which are available from Amazon.

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You’ll also need small star nozzle which you can pick up from Amazon.

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The final essential ingredient is a decent rolling pin as you need to make sure the bread is an even thickness. We use one of these nifty rolling pins from Joseph Joseph, which you can find on Amazon.

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How many calories are in this Whipped Blue Cheese Crostini recipe?

There are 22 calories per portion in this Whipped Blue Cheese Crostini recipe, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

This Whipped Blue Cheese Crostini recipe is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fit well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Remove the crusts from the bread, then roll each slice out so they are 2mm thick.

Step 2

Using a 4cm Star cutter, cut out 24 stars.

Step 3

Place them on a baking tray, spray with a little low calorie cooking spray and cook in a hot oven (around 210°C) for 4 or 5 minutes. Turning once halfway.

Step 4

Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

Step 5

In the meantime, place the Danish Blue cheese and quark in a food processor and blitz until smooth.

Step 6

Place in a piping bag fitted with a small star shaped nozzle and pipe the blue cheese mix in a swirl on top of each piece of toasted bread.

Step 7

Finally, top with quarter of a grape and serve.

What could I serve with these Whipped Blue Cheese Crostini?

These Whipped Blue Cheese Crostini will look really impressive on a buffet table alongside the following dishes;

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How do you know when these Whipped Blue Cheese Crostini are cooked?

You’ll need to toast your bread for around 4 – 5 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. Your whipped topping should be smooth before you start to pipe.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep Whipped Blue Cheese Crostini in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

We would recommend toasting your bread immediately before serving to stop it from going soggy.

You can refrigerate the whipped topping in a container with a lid for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze Whipped Blue Cheese Crostini?

No, we don’t recommend freezing this recipe.

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Whipped Blue Cheese Crostini

If you’re a fan of blue cheese, you can’t go wrong with these slimming friendly Whipped Blue Cheese Crostini – low in Points and calories!
  • Prep Time
    20 MINS
  • Cook Time
    5 MINS
  • KCals 22
  • Carbs 0.2G
  • WW Points:
  • 1 Green
  • 1 Blue
  • 1 Purple

Ingredients

  • 38 g Danish blue cheese
  • 64 g quark
  • 4 slices wholemeal bread we used a large Warburtons medium sliced wholmeal loaf
  • 6 grapes cut in quarters lengthways
  • low calorie cooking spray

We use a fan assisted oven for all of our recipes. Check out our oven temperature conversion guide.

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Instructions

  1. Remove the crusts from the bread, then roll each slice out so they are 2mm thick.
  2. Using a 4cm star cutter, cut out 24 stars.
  3. Place them on a baking tray, spray with a little low calorie cooking spray and cook in a hot oven (around 210°C) for 4 or 5 minutes. Turning once halfway.
  4. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  5. In the meantime, place the Danish blue cheese and quark in a food processor and blitz until smooth.
  6. Place in a piping bag fitted with a small star shaped nozzle and pipe the blue cheese mix in a swirl on top of each piece of toasted bread.
  7. Finally, top with quarter of a grape and serve.

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Paidi CampbellFriday 29th December 2017

Instead of blue cheese can you use the laughing cow blue cheese triangles for hea? Thx 🙂 love the ideas.

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