Six-Ingredient Philly Cheesesteak Crostini w/ Mozzarella & Thyme

oh hey girrrl – it’s Super Bowl week!

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Yes, the time has come to flood your brain with SB-approved deliciousness.  And no, I’m not trying to completely blow your diet. Now I realize you might read cheesesteak and automatically think leggings + tunic + hours of gym punishment. But relax chicks, I’ve got ya covered!  Because this Philly Cheesesteak Crostini is actually mega lean.

You hear me?  Lean!

I swear sista.

Easy Philly Cheesesteak Crostini

Easy Philly Cheesesteak Crostini

Easy Philly Cheesesteak Crostini

I’m on a bit of a fitness kick right now, which basically means I’ve stopped eating 38 cookies a day and not much else has changed.  But hey, progress is slow, right?  Rome wasn’t built in a day.  We took awhile to get to the moon.  Yada yada.

So yeah, I’m kinda sorta maybe trying to be healthier, so I figured I’d drag you along with me.  I feel like I owe you all an apology for my kale atrocity last week (spoiler – it’s actually good), but you guys have been really supportive about how DRAMATIC I am over pretty much anything, so thanks for being great internet friends.

Anyway, where was I?  #MondayBrain

Easy Philly Cheesesteak Crostini

Easy Philly Cheesesteak Crostini

Ahh yes, my loose understanding of the word diet.  I swear five years ago my idea of dieting was hard freakin’ core.  But as I’ve gotten older and allegedly wiser, I’ve learned that I need to find ways to eat my favorite foods without spilling out of my favorite jeans.  Which is exactly why I needed to lighten up some tasty Super Bowl eats – I’m not going to be that chick sipping on a Blueprint cleanse while everyone else eats buffalo wings.

Easy Philly Cheesesteak Crostini

Easy Philly Cheesesteak Crostini

Not to be all “I know you so well” annoying, but I knew you guys would love these.  You’re all enthusiastic about my cheese addiction, you’re always happy when I serve up a meaty dish, and obviously we’re a bunch of carb freaks.  So yeah, this one’s for you, friends.  Easy, low-fat, and protein-packed Super Bowl awesomeness.

Easy Philly Cheesesteak Crostini

Cheers!

Six-Ingredient Philly Cheesesteak Crostini w/ Mozzarella & Thyme

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Diced Yellow Onion
  • 1 1/2 tbsps Salted Butter
  • 10 oz French Baguette
  • 2 tbsps Crushed Garlic
  • 12 oz Deli Cut Roast Beef (I used Boar’s Head)
  • 1 cup Part Skim Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • Thyme to garnish (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In large skillet saute onions in melted butter over medium heat until lightly caramelized, ~25 minutes.  Remove from flame and allow to cool in skillet till needed.
  3. While onions cook, slice baguette and coat each slice with an even layer of garlic.  Toast slices in the oven for 6 – 8 minutes until just beginning to brown, then remove and set aside.
  4. When ready, build crostini with a slice of roast beef, a spoonful of onions, and a sprinkling of cheese.  Return to oven at 350F for 6 – 8 minutes until tops have melted, then immediately plate and serve.  Garnish with fresh thyme if desired.

>> 3 crostini = 1 serving

Easy Philly Cheesesteak Crostini

soooo into this.

 

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