Filet Mignon Pesto Crostini

filet mignon crostini

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These decadent little filet mignon pesto crostini make the perfect dinner party appetizer, or even a light supper all on their own!


  • 24 slices of French or Italian bread
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Two 8 ounce pieces of beef tenderloin
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup prepared pesto
  • 4 ounces whipped cream cheese


  1. Line a rimmed baking pan with foil and preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Arrange the bread slices in a single layer on the pan, brush with olive oil and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.  Bake until they are just turning golden, about 10 minutes.  Set aside while you cook up the beef.
  3. Pour the remaining olive oil into a heavy skillet, turn up the heat to high and when the oil is starting to smoke, add the steak and cook for 4 minutes per side for medium rare.  Pop the steaks on a cutting board and let them rest for 10 minutes.  Slice them up into 24 slices.
  4. Spread each toasted bread slice with some whipped cream cheese, top with a piece of filet, and dollop on a teeny bit of pesto.
  5. Arrange on your prettiest platter and serve!



Beef Tenderloin: Yes, this is the most expensive cut of beef…but it is also the tenderest!  If you want to save a little time and money, you can swap out the tenderloin for slices of rare roast beef from your deli counter.  (But honestly?  The tenderloin is worth it – and so are you!)

Pesto: You might have frozen some of this delectable basil spread from last summer, but if you didn’t, you can find it in the pasta sauce section of your supermarket.

Cream Cheese: We highly recommend the whipped variety of cream cheese because it is so light and airy and spreadable, but you can use the regular kind if you need to – just go a little lighter on it.