Making Homemade Seasoned Pita Chips and crostini this holiday season is easier than you think. Add an extra flavorful touch to your snack trays and cheese platters with these easy seasoned pita chips & crostini bites that are jam-packed with flavor.
Thanksgiving is in 3 days guys…three whole days. Seriously, I am so behind this year and do not even have my turkey—never mind all the holiday entertaining foods I need to buy right after this post is done!
Call me a procrastinator or a busy mom, but this year I am running a tad bit behind! I am even hosting Thanksgiving after hours this year, and need to be on my game with all the entertaining recipes.
Because of this, today is your lucky day. I’m going to show you How To Make Homemade Seasoned Pita Chips that pair perfectly with cheese spreads your guests will love.
Cheese spreads are a must on my holiday tablescapes. I grew up with a huge Portuguese family so cheese and bread are synonymous with the holiday season. We don’t discriminate with cheese either and love to have various types like Portuguese cheese, spreadable cheese, and cheese cubes.
Have you ever had the pleasure of tasting a freshly seasoned pita chip or crostini with spreadable cheese?
It is simply heavenly!
Each of these flavors is creamy, and delicate containing the perfect amount of spices, and add-ins to make your holiday entertaining that much easier.
I love the shape this cheese comes in because it makes creating a cheese spread beautiful! Since we are amidst the holiday season, I decided to make some Holiday Herbed Pita Chips, and Butter-Parmesan Crostini for some deliciously tasty spreading mediums to go along with the variety of cheeses served.
Homemade Pita Seasoning
This homemade pita seasoning is perfect for making your own pita crisps or even for crunchy, irresistible crostini. You will need the following items to make your pita chips or crisps stand out!
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp herbe de provence
- 3 tablespoons ground parmesan cheese
You will also need 4 tablespoons of melted butter to brush on your crisps and bread. Please use more if you are making a larger batch. This recipe make enough to decorate a large cheese tray for 6.
How to Make Homemade Pita Crisps
Mix the above cheese and spices together and set aside.
Heat the oven to 250 degrees fahrenheit.
Prepare a large baking tray with parchment paper.
Using cookie cutters, or a knife, cut pita and crostini to desired shapes.
Line pieces on a baking tray and brush with butter.
Sprinkle with herbed cheese blend.
Bake at 250 degrees fahrenheit for 10-12 minutes turning crisps at the halfway mark.
Once done, remove from oven and allow them to fully cool.
These store ok for 24 hours in an airtight container, but are best eaten the same day.
Try adding some holiday-shaped pita chips which will add some holiday cheer to your spread.
Homemade Seasoned Pita Chips
- 1/2 lb Pita Bread 2 large Pita Bread pockets
- 1/2 lb ciabatta bread or any small slices of artisan bread
- 4 tbsps melted butter
- 1/2 tsp Herbs de Provence
- 3 tbsps Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Heat oven to 250 degrees fahrenheit.
- On a cutting board slice your pitas in half to reveal two sides.
- Firmly press your cookie cutters into the bread to make shapes.
- For trees, simply cut the pita into triangles and fins the bottoms center, cut two lines in it for the trunk and two tiny triangles in it to make the bottoms.
- For the crostini, cut ciabatta bread into small pieces
- Brush ALL bread shapes/pieces with melted butter and sprinkle with herbs & cheese
- Bake at 250 for ten minutes until golden brown
- Allow to cool fully before storing them.
As a holiday tip, I suggest adding some herbs like rosemary and sage to garnish your cheese servings tray.
Some cranberries lining the cheese also gave the tray a pop of holiday color and really tied everything together.
Boursin® is a creamy, crumbly cheese that your guests are sure to love.
Pick up a few packs at Walmart today so you have the perfectly Festive Cheese Spread.