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Italian Sausage Bruschetta

Sometimes I garnish each slice of this bruschetta with a sprig of fresh basil. —Teresa Ralston, New Albany, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 8 ounces mascarpone cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons prepared pesto
  • 24 slices French bread baguette (1/2 inch thick)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped seeded plum tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain. In a small bowl, combine mascarpone cheese and pesto.
  • Preheat broiler. Place bread on ungreased baking sheets. Brush bread slices on 1 side with oil. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat until golden brown, 30-45 seconds on each side. Spread with mascarpone mixture. Top each with sausage, tomatoes, parsley and Parmesan cheese. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 appetizer: 131 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 202mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.
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