The BEST Bruschetta Recipe, EVER. It's a quick & easy appetizer that's PERFECT for a party!
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The BEST Bruschetta Recipe

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Easy Bruschetta Recipe – The BEST: Whether you’re serving this on a slice of bread, or on top of chicken, you’ll find this one of the best bruschetta recipes there is!

I have a “go-to” appetizer when I’m having guests over, and you’re lookin’ at it.

The BEST Bruschetta Recipe. It's a quick & easy appetizer that's PERFECT for a party!

Easy Bruschetta Recipe

Bruschetta is one of the quickest & easiest appetizers to throw together when we are having people over, and if you’re having people over, don’t forget to download my free party planning checklist, to make sure you don’t forget the most important things!

Whether a small dinner party or a large crowd, this recipe is a hit. It’s classy, easy to pick up and eat, and the guests drool over its deliciousness.

I mean, look at this comment that sweet Kimberly said below in the comments on this recipe:

Great for my Law School Study Group and Brunch At My Brother’s!! Everyone raves about it. Each person ate no less than 4-6 each and thought I catered it. It was so pretty and so tasty!! I am your BIGGEST FAN & that of the BRUSCHETTA too, of course!!! Thank you so much. Please keep sharing!! We need you!!!”

The best part?  It gives an impressive appearance that looks like it took a long time to prepare.
(But it doesn’t!)

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What is Bruschetta?

Well if you ask Wikipedia, it pretty much says that it’s toasted bread with olive oil, garlic, and tomatoes.

The BEST Bruschetta Recipe

But if you ask me, the best bruschetta consists of a little butter, French bread, a little cheese (mozzarella, provolone, parmesan or whatever your favorite choosing is) spices and fresh herbs. Here’s what you’ll need:

(Full recipe card and instructions below!)

  • Roma tomatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Fresh parsley
  • Fresh basil
  • Cloves of garlic
  • Salt (I love using Kosher Salt, but table salt would work just fine)
  • Crushed red pepper flakes (to add a slight kick)
  • Black pepper
  • Shredded parmesan cheese (grated works too)
  • French baguette (I use the mini loaves, for a smaller “bite-size” appetizer.)
  • Butter

Some love balsamic vinegar drizzled across their bruschetta, so feel free to do so… but I’m not a fan, so I leave that off and I’ve NEVER heard one of my guests wish they had it.

How to Make Bruschetta

It’s easy and perfect for any beginner in the kitchen! (Full recipe card and instructions at the bottom of this post!)

Toast Bread:

You’ll start by toasting your French baguette with the butter and melted cheese. Set aside and let cool.

Chop and Mix Tomato Bruschetta Ingredients:

While cooling, this is the perfect time to chop and combine the ingredients for the bruschetta topping.

Easily Assemble Bruschetta:

Spoon a tablespoon or so of the bruschetta mixture on top of the golden brown toast.

TIP: Do not top bread with bruschetta mixture until right before serving, so it keeps from getting soggy!

Tip for Tomato Bruschetta

When it comes to the tomatoes, although it’s tempting to make ahead, refrigerating the tomato bruschetta mixture is not recommended. Refrigerating really takes the flavor out of the tomatoes.

The BEST Bruschetta Recipe, EVER. It's a quick & easy appetizer that's PERFECT for a party!
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Easy Bruschetta Recipe

Easy Bruschetta Recipe - The BEST + So Addicting: Whether you're serving this on a slice of bread, or on top of chicken, you'll find this one of the best bruschetta recipes there is!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Keyword bruschetta recipe on bread, easy appetizer recipe vegetarian, easy bruschetta recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 10 servings (20 bruschetta bites)
Calories 130kcal

Ingredients

Toasted Bread:

  • 1 French baguette sliced into 1/2 inch slices (I use the mini loaves, for a smaller "bite-size" appetizer.)
  • butter for spreading not necessary but recommended
  • sliced provolone cheese cut into fourths, can substitute with another white cheese

Bruschetta:

  • 4 Roma tomatoes chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil minced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced and chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt I love using Kosher Salt, but table salt would work just fine
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes or to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese (grated works too)

Instructions

  • Spread a small dab of butter on sliced baguettes, and top each baguette with a slice of the quartered cheese.
  • Place the baguettes on an ungreased baking sheet, and broil in the oven for 1 minute (or until the cheese is melted, and the bread is slightly toasted.)
  • Combine all ingredients for bruschetta.
  • Top each baguette slice with about a Tablespoon of the tomato-herbed mixture, and serve immediately!

Video

Notes

Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided below is just a rough estimate and variations can occur depending on the specific ingredients used. 
Make-Ahead: Although tempting, do not refrigerate tomato-bruschetta mixture. The tomatoes lose flavor.
Fresh is Best: Use fresh herbs for the ultimate fresh taste!

Nutrition

Serving: 2bruschetta bites | Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 264mg | Potassium: 98mg | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 4.9mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 0.9mg

“Can I Use Dried Herbs?”

You can, but if you’re able… the fresh herbs give this bruschetta recipe the BEST flavor.

Bruschetta Chicken

One of my favorite chicken recipes is the Salt & Pepper Chicken Bites that I shared with you. If you’re looking for low-carb and keto recipes, consider combining the tomato bruschetta mixture with the salt & pepper chicken bites for a fresh, quick and delicious dinner!

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The BEST Bruschetta Recipe, EVER. It's a quick & easy appetizer that's PERFECT for a party!

37 thoughts on “The BEST Bruschetta Recipe

  1. Jeanette says:

    This looks very delish:) #SITSBlogging

    1. Jessica says:

      Thank you! It is for sure one of my favorites! Thanks so much for stopping by!

    1. Jessica says:

      I know, right!? I think it’s my favorite appetizer! Thanks for coming by!

  2. Jennifer Loyd says:

    I’d eat this for dinner! #sitsblogging

    1. Jessica says:

      Oh good!!!! Thank you for stopping by!!

  3. Susan says:

    My mouth is watering just looking at the photo. I love bruschetta! Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

  4. Jessica says:

    Looks yummy to me! We love some bruschetta at our house! Maybe we’ll pair it with that lobster bisque! #SITSblogging

    1. Jessica says:

      Hey that’s a fantastic idea!! I did the other day and it went great together! 🙂 thanks for stopping by!

  5. My hubby hates tomatoes so when we share an app at a restaurant we never get bruschetta. I’ll just have to make some myself! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

    1. Jessica says:

      That’s funny!!! For sure! It’s so easy so you won’t feel like you’re making a huge dish for just you!

  6. Beth says:

    What a great recipe! Thank you! I do love bruschetta, and would love to make some at home. Yum!

    1. Jessica says:

      Thank you, and thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoy it!

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  8. Max Arthur says:

    Yummy! Fantabulous indeed!

    1. Jessica says:

      Hee Hee! Love how you used “fantabulous!” 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  9. Jill says:

    This looks amazing!!

    1. Jill says:

      Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

      1. Jessica says:

        For sure! Thanks so much for coming by here!

    2. Jessica says:

      Thank you! I hope you get a chance to make it!

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  11. Jeannie says:

    Great recipe! Huge hit at my last party. Trying it out on my family this weekend. Thanks so much.

    1. Jessica says:

      Yay!! I’m SO glad that you like it. It’s so addicting and absolutely one of my favorite appetizers! (Or meals some days. Haha!) Thank you so much for letting me know that you liked it!

  12. Kimberly Robinson says:

    Great for my Law School Study Group and Brunch At My Brother’s!! Everyone raves about it. Each person ate no less than 4-6 each and thought I catered it. It was so pretty and so tasty!! I am your BIGGEST FAN & that of the BRUSCHETTA too, of course!!! Thank you so much. Please keep sharing!! We need you!!!

    1. Jessica says:

      Kimberly, you have NO idea how much I needed this comment today. Not because of the compliments, not because of anything tied to self ego. But your words “We need you” spoke to me on a level that you may never fully understand… at least until I share why on a future blog post. 🙂 Your words made my entire year and encourage me to keep pushing on in blogging, in life. Thank you so much.
      I’m so glad that you and your low study group loved the recipe! It is STILL one of my favorites! 🙂 Thank you again, XO.

  13. Sabrina says:

    I always order bruschetta in restaurants! It’s going to be great to be able to have it at home!

    1. Jessica says:

      Mmmm! YES! Not going to lie… I like this recipe better than any of the bruschetta dishes I’ve had at a restaurant! I hope you love it!

  14. Carolyn says:

    5 stars
    I’m always up for bruschetta!

    1. Jessica says:

      Mmmm!!! Me too! 🙂 Thank you for coming by!

  15. Alli says:

    5 stars
    I’m a huge bruschetta fan! This is so going to happen.

    1. Jessica says:

      Yay!!! I am too! I hope you love it. XOXO

  16. Jamielyn says:

    5 stars
    Bruschetta is the best! Looks so yummy!

    1. Jessica says:

      Isn’t it!? Thank you Jamielyn!

  17. 5 stars
    I need to try this immediately, it looks so good!

    1. Jessica says:

      Oh yes, I think you’ll love it! Thank you Erin!

  18. Kim Spering says:

    5 stars
    Excellent recipe! I had 3 cups of crushed Roma tomatoes left after making a third batch of salsa, so I adjusted the spices accordingly. On another recipe site, I read that the author sauteed the garlic in olive oil for 30 seconds, then added it in. I did that this time, as not everyone loves fresh garlic as much as I do (LOL). It was outstanding. Thank you for such a great recipe!

    1. Jessica says:

      Woo hoo!!! I’m SO glad that you liked it too! Yumm-O, sauteing the garlic sounds great too! Thank you for sharing that and thank you for leaving a review!! 🙂 XO

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