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Party Bruschetta 2 Ways

Party Bruschetta 2 ways - one for Vegetarians and one for Carnivores
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Resting Time30 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 154kcal
Author: Chef Mireille


Tomato Bruschetta Ingredients

  • 2 large heirloom tomatoes
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 6 basil leaves chiffonade
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Pesto Sausage Bruschetta Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup pesto
  • a few slices smoked sausage
  • 4 tablespoons grated cheese provolone or asiago

Other Ingredients

  • Italian Bread
  • olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 400 F. Place the olive oil on the bottom of an oven safe dish.
  • Cut tomatoes in half and sprinkle salt and pepper on the cut side. Place cut side down in the dish along with the garlic and thyme.
  • Roast in oven for 1 hour.
  • Leave to cool and meanwhile prepare the crostini.
  • Slice the bread - about 3 slices per person.
  • Brush the bread with olive oil.
  • Place underneath the broiler for about 3 minutes on each side, until golden brown.
  • When the tomatoes are cool enough to handle, chop them and add basil.
  • Mix well and let sit for 30 minutes to let the basil flavor infuse into the tomatoes.
  • To make the bruschetta, place a little of the tomato topping on the crostini and serve.
  • To make the pesto sausage bruschetta, brush the crostini with a little pesto.
  • Add sausage and cheese on top,
  • Put underneath the broiler for a few minutes, until the cheese melts.


Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 231mg | Potassium: 103mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 836IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 1mg
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