BLT Bruschetta Recipe
BLT Bruschetta Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Field editor Pat Stevens of Granbury, Texas dresses up traditional bruschetta with popular BLT sandwich fixin's. The maple bacon adds a tasty dimension. You could also substitute mesquite-flavored bacon, Pat notes.
MAKES:
36 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:
36 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 5 maple-flavored bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped seeded tomato
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped leaf lettuce
  • 1/2 cup prepared pesto, divided
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 loaf (10-1/2 ounces) French bread baguette
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

Directions

In a large bowl, combine the bacon, tomato, lettuce, 2 tablespoons pesto, basil, salt and pepper; set aside.
Cut baguette into 36 slices; place on ungreased baking sheets. Brush with oil.
Bake at 400° for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown. Spread with remaining pesto; top each slice with 2 teaspoons bacon mixture. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as BLT Bruschetta in Taste of Home August/September 2007, p20

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 69 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 111mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

  • 5 maple-flavored bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped seeded tomato
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped leaf lettuce
  • 1/2 cup prepared pesto, divided
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 loaf (10-1/2 ounces) French bread baguette
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  1. In a large bowl, combine the bacon, tomato, lettuce, 2 tablespoons pesto, basil, salt and pepper; set aside.
  2. Cut baguette into 36 slices; place on ungreased baking sheets. Brush with oil.
  3. Bake at 400° for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown. Spread with remaining pesto; top each slice with 2 teaspoons bacon mixture. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as BLT Bruschetta in Taste of Home August/September 2007, p20

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Coryskitchen User ID: 6228848 96655
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2011

"easy to make and delicious!"

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don.griggs User ID: 5333743 169120
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2011

"This has a great balance of flavors. I like the bacon and tomato's compliment to the pesto. This is easy and flavorful."

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ladybugterri User ID: 5708638 166507
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2011

"East and excellent! Great mini meal or appetizer."

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