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 recipe when I’m having guests over, and you’re lookin’ at it.
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 save 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. Or you can even do a “breakfast” version and do an avocado tomato “bruschetta” toast!
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 (or make this Italian bread as it would be delicious too!) (
If buying storebought, I use the mini loaves, for a smaller “bite-size” appetizer.)
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!)
You’ll start by toasting your French baguette with the butter and melted cheese. Set aside and let cool. (If you have any leftover bread, you should consider making cheese avocado toast the next morning!)
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.
“Can I Use Dried Herbs?”
You can, but if you’re able… the fresh herbs give this bruschetta recipe the BEST flavor.
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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If you’re hosting and looking for more recipes to serve your guests, you’re going to LOVE these bacon-wrapped dates! The saltiness of the bacon, sweetness of the dates and the creaminess of the cheese, all combine to make a bite-size flavor that’s perfect for guests!
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Easy Bruschetta Recipe
- 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
- 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)
- 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!
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.
This looks very delish:) #SITSBlogging
Thank you! It is for sure one of my favorites! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jamie @ Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom says
I love Bruschetta!
I know, right!? I think it’s my favorite appetizer! Thanks for coming by!
Jennifer Loyd says
I’d eat this for dinner! #sitsblogging
Oh good!!!! Thank you for stopping by!!
My mouth is watering just looking at the photo. I love bruschetta! Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.
Looks yummy to me! We love some bruschetta at our house! Maybe we’ll pair it with that lobster bisque! #SITSblogging
Hey that’s a fantastic idea!! I did the other day and it went great together! 🙂 thanks for stopping by!
Jennifer Saarinen says
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 🙂
That’s funny!!! For sure! It’s so easy so you won’t feel like you’re making a huge dish for just you!
What a great recipe! Thank you! I do love bruschetta, and would love to make some at home. Yum!
Thank you, and thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoy it!
Max Arthur says
Yummy! Fantabulous indeed!
Hee Hee! Love how you used “fantabulous!” 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
This looks amazing!!
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For sure! Thanks so much for coming by here!
Thank you! I hope you get a chance to make it!
Great recipe! Huge hit at my last party. Trying it out on my family this weekend. Thanks so much.
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!
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!!!
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.
I always order bruschetta in restaurants! It’s going to be great to be able to have it at home!
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!
I’m always up for bruschetta!
Mmmm!!! Me too! 🙂 Thank you for coming by!
I’m a huge bruschetta fan! This is so going to happen.
Yay!!! I am too! I hope you love it. XOXO
Bruschetta is the best! Looks so yummy!
Isn’t it!? Thank you Jamielyn!
Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert says
I need to try this immediately, it looks so good!
Oh yes, I think you’ll love it! Thank you Erin!
Kim Spering says
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!
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
Hannah Flack says
thank you this worked great! can i freeze the left over spaghetti squash or how long does it keep in the fridge?