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Basil Cream Cheese Bruschetta

 Basil Cream Cheese Bruschetta
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
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
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.