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Cheddar Bruschetta Recipe

Cheddar Bruschetta Recipe

"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. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

2 pieces (prepared with reduced-fat cheese and reduced-fat mayonnaise) equals 115 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 258 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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