Steak Crostinis With Horseradish Ricotta

Steak Crostinis With Horseradish Ricotta

Steak Crostinis are an easy appetizer that you can make from leftover steak, and bread. Seriously. A mix of ricotta cheese with horseradish, a drizzle of balsamic honey glaze and a few pomegranate arils, and this is the perfect bite!

This recipe for steak crostinis came about when Bruce made the most amazing rare filets for dinner one weekend. We had leftover steak. He happened to also make French baguettes the next day. We had some pomegranates, ricotta, and horseradish, so I went to town! We always have balsamic vinegar and honey on hand. We are so going to add steak crostinis to our next party!

We used leftover filet mignon to make these steak crostinis, but you can by shaved beef from the deli, if you are in a time pinch, and want to put these together fast! If you prefer crostinis with salmon, check out this Smoked Salmon Crostini Appetizer from Julia at My Dayly Kitchen.


  1. French Baguette: Serves as the base or platform for the crostini. When toasted, it provides a crispy texture and a neutral foundation to support the other ingredients.
  2. Leftover Steak: The star protein of the dish. It adds richness, savory flavor, and a meaty texture to the crostini. When thinly sliced and placed on top of the bread, it becomes a delicious focal point.
  3. Pomegranate: Adds a burst of sweet and tart flavors along with a juicy texture. It provides a refreshing contrast to the richness of the steak and a vibrant pop of color to the dish.
  4. Parsley: Brings freshness and a hint of herbal flavor. Chopped parsley as a garnish adds a bright, earthy note to balance the richness of the other components.
  5. Ricotta: Offers a creamy, slightly tangy element. It serves as a smooth, cool contrast to the warm steak and provides a luxurious texture.
  6. Horseradish: Adds a spicy kick and pungent flavor, cutting through the richness of the steak and ricotta. It provides depth and complexity to the overall taste.
  7. Balsamic Vinegar: Offers acidity and sweetness, enhancing the flavors of the dish. Drizzling it over the crostini can add a tangy-sweet note that complements the steak and balances the other ingredients.
  8. Honey: Contributes sweetness, balancing the flavors and tying them together. It can add a subtle layer of sweetness to counter the savory elements.
  9. Salt and Pepper: Seasonings that enhance the flavors of all the ingredients. They add depth and bring out the natural tastes of the steak, ricotta, and other components.

Each ingredient plays a crucial role in creating a harmonious blend of flavors, textures, and visual appeal in the Steak Crostini dish.





steak crostini with balsamic glaze, parsley and pomegranate

Steak Crostinis With Horseradish Ricotta

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crostini, steak
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 156kcal
Author: Bruce and Dina Miller


Ingredients for Steak Crostinis:

  • 8 slices of fresh baguette
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 ounces of leftover steak sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1 teaspoon fresh chopped parsley

Ricotta Horseradish Sauce

  • ¼ cup Ricotta
  • 2 tablespoons creamed horseradish
  • Pinch of salt
  • Fresh ground pepper

Honey Balsamic Glaze

  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey


  • Slice baguette bread thinly. Brush with olive oil on either side of bread and place on sheet pan. Bake at 350 F for a few minutes till toasted. Turn bread over and return to oven.
    8 slices of fresh baguette, 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • While bread is toasting, slice steak thinly and set aside.
    8 ounces of leftover steak
  • Mix horseradish into ricotta, and season with salt and pepper.
    ¼ cup Ricotta, 2 tablespoons creamed horseradish, Pinch of salt, Fresh ground pepper
  • Make balsamic glaze by mixing balsamic and honey.
    ¼ cup balsamic vinegar, 1 tablespoon honey
  • Time to assemble! Spread a thick amount of ricotta onto baguettes, top with steak. Line these up on a plate, and drizzle with balsamic glaze. Top with parsley and pomegranate arils. Serve additional horseradish on the side.
    1/4 cup pomegranate arils, 1 teaspoon fresh chopped parsley


Serving: 1appetizer | Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 649mg | Potassium: 159mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 2mg
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Hi, we are Bruce and Dina Miller. We love to cook every night. We enjoy making a few healthy dishes, and also comfort food. We love crafting cocktails too! Come take a look, we would love to share our recipes with you.


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  2. Dana Reply

    5 stars
    These are incredible! We love love love horseradish in this house and love any excuse to use it. These were absolutely perfect!

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply


      A family after our hearts! We love it too! So glad to share this recipe with you!

      Dina and Bruce

  3. Andrea Reply

    5 stars
    Fabulous flavor combinations in this delicious and divine appetizer. I can’t wait to see the look on my families face when I bring this out.

  4. Tayler Reply

    5 stars
    I served these crostinis at a party last weekend and they were a total hit! Everyone was asking me for the recipe!

  5. Beth Reply

    5 stars
    Oh wow! I love all the flavors, and I love that it looks so fancy, but it’s actually pretty easy to make. Amazing!

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply


      I am a big fan of fancy looking recipes that are easy. Bruce is a fan of making recipes easy to share!

      Thank you,

      Dina and Bruce

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  7. Bobby Blake Reply

    Do you think this would work with smoked salmon instead of steak?

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply


      That would be amazing! It most definately would! We love this idea!

      Dina and Bruce

  8. Chef Mimi Reply

    I love everything about these! The horseradish, the pomegranate, the balsamic vinegar…. Really lovely.

5 from 6 votes (2 ratings without comment)

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