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Bruschetta Melts

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.

Makes

2 dozen

I made this awesome bruschetta for my daughter’s baby shower, but I should've planned for more. We ran out right away! —Coleen McCrea Katz, Havertown, Pennsylvania
Bruschetta Melts Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 plum tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped sweet onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) spreadable chive and onion cream cheese
  • 24 slices French bread (1/4 inch thick)
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Additional minced fresh basil

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°. In a small bowl, whisk the first five ingredients until blended; stir in tomatoes, onion and 2 tablespoons basil.
  2. Spread cream cheese over bread slices; place slices on greased baking sheets. Top with tomato mixture; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  3. Bake 7-9 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with additional basil.

Nutrition Facts

1 appetizer: 127 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 214mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.

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