Basil Cream Cheese Bruschetta Recipe
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Basil Cream Cheese Bruschetta Recipe

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This appealing appetizer takes classic bruschetta to new heights. Instead of olive oil, these savory treats are spread with reduced-fat cream cheese, then topped with tomato, green onion and ripe olives.—Michelle Wentz, Fort Polk, Louisiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 12 slices French bread (1/2 inch thick)
  • 1/2 cup chopped seeded tomato
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped ripe olives
  • 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 81 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 164 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1 starch.


  1. Place bread on an ungreased baking sheet. Broil 6-8 in. from the heat for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the tomato, onion and olives; set aside.
  2. Combine cream cheese and basil; spread over the untoasted side of bread. Broil 3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted and edges are golden brown. Top with tomato mixture. Serve warm. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Basil Cream Cheese Bruschetta in Taste of Home April/May 2006, p22

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Reviewed Apr. 13, 2014

"Delicious and different bruschetta, I will definitely be making this again."

Reviewed Apr. 7, 2012

"Love!! Very easy to make and is delicious!"

Reviewed Jan. 16, 2012

"Loved this recipe."

Reviewed Apr. 19, 2010

"Bruschetta is one of my favorite appetizers to serve at parties, and I've tried several different recipes, and this one is one of my favorites and a favorite amongst our friends who have tried all my different recipes. It IS best warm, and I love the fresh basil. Definitely recommend this recipe."

Reviewed Jan. 10, 2010

"Easy and impressive appetizer. Best when warm but delicious anytime!"

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