Simple Bruschetta

Brian Blackley


The kids love this one. Quick and easy, warm and cheesy, this one is also a hit with guests. Add red pepper flakes for an extra kick.

★★★★★ 5 votes
20 Min
20 Min

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This simple dish has great flavor... largely due to the fresh tomatoes and prominent basil!  I used 3 large tomatoes when I prepared the dish, but feel free to adjust to your liking.

[Read more about this recipe in Janet's Notebook!]


1 medium
loaf french bread cut into 1 inch slices
4 medium
tomatoes, chopped
8 oz
mozzarella cheese, grated
1/4 c
grated parmesan cheese
1/2 small
onion, chopped
1/2 small
sweet red (bell) pepper, chopped
1 bunch
fresh basil, chopped
2 clove
chopped garlic
3 Tbsp
balsamic vinegar
3 Tbsp
extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp
coarse sea salt (to taste)
1 tsp
coarse ground black pepper (to taste)
1 tsp
fresh oregano (or 2 tsp. dried)


1Mix all ingredients except cheese and bread in a mixing bowl. Set aside and let flavors blend.
2Toast bread to light, golden brown and remove from oven.
3Mix mozzarella and parmesan cheeses.
4Spoon tomato mixture onto bread. Drizzle with juice (tomato, oil, vinegar) from mixing bowl. Top with cheese. Continue until all ingredients are gone.
5Place in oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden. Remove and serve!

About Simple Bruschetta

Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtag: #Party Food