Crostini with Fennel Sausage

By Joanne Weir
This appetizer is a sophisticated, yet simple to prepare, dish that’s rich with luscious flavors of Fontina cheese, Italian sausage and Italian parsley.


    • Fennel seed
    • fresh flat-leaf Italian parsley
    • Grated fontina
    • crumbled robiola or taleggio cheese
    • Hot Italian sausage
    • casings
    • Rustic
    • coarse-textured bread
    • Salt


    1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
    2. Crumble the sausage in a bowl. Add the crumbled cheese, fennel seeds, parsley and salt to taste.
    3. Spread onto the bread, distributing evenly.
    4. Place in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake in the oven until golden and crispy, 15 minutes.