Cheddar Bruschetta Recipe
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Cheddar Bruschetta Recipe

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"I always like to try bruschetta when we're eating out at a restaurant to see how it compares to my recipe-- and I haven't found one that's better yet!" writes Vicki Thompson of Bristol, New Brunswick. "It's a hit when i serve it to company or take it to potlucks and other gatherings."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 24 slices French bread (3/4 inch thick)
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

2 slice: 115 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 258mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. Place bread slices on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 5 minutes on each side or until toasted.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Spread over toasted bread. Bake 8-10 minutes longer or until bubbly. Serve warm. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Cheddar Bruschetta in Quick Cooking May/June 2005, p65

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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cookinggoddess User ID: 6134715 214063
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2014

"Love this recipe--I have made it several tiimes--it's an easy favorite!"

BarbieVA User ID: 3388747 206386
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2014

"Very good. I made them on the grill."

sgronholz User ID: 1473861 143735
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2013

"I have made this many times for family and friends, and it always receives rave reviews. Definitely a family favorite!"

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 138059
Reviewed May. 9, 2011

"This is delicious! Very different from traditional bruschetta, but everyone who tried it loved it."

Kris Countryman User ID: 1858674 71791
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2009

"Eveyone who tries this loves it. It's so yummy."

ljacksonmarie User ID: 3161563 59718
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2008

"This was awesome! Our french bread went stale so we bought a loaf of frozen garlic bread, as it was late and they don't make fresh bread until the morning. We let the bread thaw out and cut it and did the rest. Turned out delicious!"

misscleocat User ID: 257578 121825
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2008

"I have been asked for this recipe countless times!!! it is a big hit at the office & at any other gathering that i attend. just wonderful :)"

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