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Roasted Bone Marrow Crostini

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American


  • 1 baguette or other long thin loaf of bread
  • olive oil extra virgin
  • beef marrow bones cut to approximately two inches.
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • parsley
  • lemon juice optional


  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Slice the bread into thin rounds. Arrange them on a baking sheet and generously drizzle them with extra virgin olive oil. Place them in the oven and toast until golden and crisp.
  • Remove the crostini and raise the oven temperature to 450° F. Make sure it is fully heated before adding the bones.
  • Rinse the marrow bones and pat dry with paper towels. Lay them flat on a baking sheet or roasting pan. Drizzle with olive oil. Place them in the oven and roast for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the bone and allow them to cool somewhat.
  • Remove the marrow, add salt, pepper, and parsley and mash with a fork. Spread the mixture on the crostini.
  • Some folks like a squirt or so of lemon juice to balance the unctuousness of the marrow. For a more rustic presentation, present each guest with their own bones, allowing them to remove and season the marrow as they prefer.