Mozzarella Basil Bruschetta Recipe
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Mozzarella Basil Bruschetta Recipe

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"This simple recipe makes a quick and light appetizer for hungry guests or family," says field editor Cynthia Bent of Newark, Delaware. "Just like pizza, you can add whatever you desire each time you make it."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 6 slices Italian bread (1/2 inch thick)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 6 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese, halved

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 94 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 167mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.


  1. Cut each slice of bread in half; place on an ungreased baking sheet. Brush with oil.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the tomato, basil, pepper and salt. Spoon 1 tablespoonful over each piece of bread; top with cheese and remaining tomato mixture. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Mozzarella Basil Bruschetta in Taste of Home August/September 2007, p21

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KarenKeefe User ID: 2062961 153175
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2014

"These were absolutely delicious! A nice twist to usual bruschetta! Will use this recipe again!"

JessBella6 User ID: 5295511 167100
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2013

"Great summer appetizer"

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