Bruschetta Recipes

Find healthy, delicious bruschetta recipes including classic tomato bruschetta. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Veggie Bruschetta

This healthy appetizer features roasted vegetables on whole grain bread.

Pomegranate, Cranberry & Brie Bruschetta

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Make this simple festive appetizer for your holiday guests. Toasted baguette slices with creamy, melted brie are topped with an orange-cranberry-pomegranate mixture--each bite delivers an explosion of flavor and texture!

Strawberry Bruschetta

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Astoundingly good for minimal effort, this makes an indulgent weekend breakfast or anyday dessert. A judicious smear of mascarpone (half the fat of butter) is part of the luxury, but even lighter low-fat cream cheese will work as well. The real secret is warming the berries just enough to make the flavor bloom and transform their juices into a rosy syrup.

Strawberry & Blue Cheese Bruschetta

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In this healthy bruschetta recipe, the big, bold, salty, tangy flavor of blue cheese makes an unexpected but utterly delicious match with sweet juicy strawberries. This bruschetta recipe makes a quick, easy appetizer and is so pretty topped with chopped green chives.

Tuscan Kale & White Bean Bruschetta

In this classic Tuscan combination, kale and white beans are whirled into a spread for this easy bruschetta recipe. Serve on crostini, toss it with pasta for an appetizer, use it as a panini spread or stir the bruschetta topping into a bowl of chicken soup.

Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

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Roasting tomatoes brings out their inherent sweetness.

Pepper & Sopressata Bruschetta

We love the taste of these zesty Italian-style one-bite appetizers--topped with sopressata, red pepper spread and fresh mozzarella--on thin-sliced toasted focaccia bread. If you can't find focaccia, toasted slices of baguette are a good substitute.

Caramelized Onion & Shrimp Bruschetta

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Caramelized onion and golden raisins add sweet balance to shrimp in this easy bruschetta. It can be assembled in just a few minutes if you make the onion spread ahead of time. For a vegetarian option, serve topped with crumbled feta.

Asparagus Ricotta Bruschetta

Toasted French bread slices get a topping of seasoned ricotta cheese and roasted asparagus spears for an appetizer or small bite that's perfect for summer entertaining.

Bruschetta Planks

In this quick, Italian-inspired snack or appetizer recipe, whole-grain flatbread crackers get topped with peppers, mushrooms, tomato and a sprinkling of shaved Parmesan cheese.

Cheesy Tomato Bruschetta

For a healthier option, we use whole-grain bread and light cream cheese for this tomato bruschetta recipe.

Tomato Bruschetta

Letting the tomatoes and basil rest in the dressing for an hour gives this classic tomato bruschetta recipe a deeper flavor. The marinated tomatoes can also be tossed with pasta for an easy, no-cook tomato sauce.

Inspiration and Ideas

Bruschetta with Tomatoes & Capers

Bruschetta, or grilled bread, is a crisper, more flavorful alternative to American garlic bread. Here it's topped with a combination of tomatoes and capers. Munch on this while you prepare the rest of the dinner.

Bruschetta with Roasted Peppers & Mozzarella

Roasting peppers intensifies their natural sweetness and gives them a depth of flavor that marries beautifully with the mild cheese in this pretty antipasto.

Pea & Fennel Toasts with Sardines

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Elevate simple toast with a green, veggie-loaded spread packed with mint, fennel and sweet English peas. One of these generously topped bruschetta-like toasts makes a great appetizer; two of them are perfect as a light lunch with a salad. Canned sardines and anchovies are delicious here, as are grilled fresh sardines if you can find them.