Italian Bruschetta

A popular Italian snack or appetizer, bruschetta combines garlic-rubbed, grilled bread with toppings that include olive oil, red pepper, tomato, and cheese. Perhaps the most popular spin on the Italian bruschetta stars basil, fresh mozzarella, and tomato.

See Popular Italian Bruschetta Recipes

Bruschetta Pomodoro

Martha Stewart

If there are kids in the kitchen who want to help out, ditch the knives for this easy appetizer; just rip the tomatoes and basil with your hands. The tomato mixture can also be tossed with pasta to make a fresh sauce.

Grilled Pepper Bruschetta

Martha Stewart

Bell peppers are the perfect companion for cherry tomatoes and capers in this original bruschetta recipe.

Grilled Marrow Bones with Rosemary-Lemon Bruschetta

Food & Wine

Chris Cosentino uses the phrase God's butter to describe rich, decadent bone marrow. Here he serves it alongside grilled toasts rubbed with rosemary and lemon. For a more potent herbal flavor, singe the rosemary sprigs on the grill for a few moments before rubbing the toasts.

Total: 40 mins

Double Cheese Bruschetta

Betty Crocker

Try this cheesy bruschetta recipe from Betty Crocker.

Total: 15 mins

Mushroom Mozzarella Bruschetta


Toasted Italian bread slices make the perfect base for a warm and cheesy mushroom sauce topped with chopped red pepper and green onion.

Total: 25 mins

Summer Bruschetta

Pepperidge Farm

The fresh flavors of the Tuscan countryside are featured in this topping for grilled bread that features fresh diced tomatoes, garlic and fresh basil.

Total: 15 mins

Honey-Tomato Bruschetta with Ricotta

Food & Wine

In this amazing appetizer, two types of honey serve two distinct purposes: Mellow, slightly spicy clover honey intensifies the sweetness of the tangy tomatoes as they slowly roast. After the bruschetta is assembled, a drizzle of robust buckwheat honey balances the creamy ricotta cheese.

Total: 1 hr 45 mins

Grilled-Fruit Bruschetta with Honey Mascarpone

Food & Wine

This knife-and-fork dessert from Bottega pastry chef Michael Glissman is a fantastic showcase for seasonal fruit at its peak; caramelizing the fruit on the grill intensifies its flavor. The grilled bread served alongside soaks up the sweet juices.

Total: 1 hr

Lemony Chickpea Bruschetta

Food & Wine

Chickpeas are a fine source of protein and heart-healthy folic acid. Here, they're pureed until creamy and flavored with preserved lemon, typically sold at specialty food stores.

Total: 2 hrs 30 mins

Strawberry-Goat Cheese Bruschetta

Better Homes and Gardens

Surprise your guests with this quick appetizer recipe that combines cheese and fresh strawberries on a lightly toasted baguette.

Radish Tartines with Lemon-Herb Butter

The Food Channel

A delicious savory butter adds flavor to fresh-from-the-garden radishes atop baguette slices.

Bruschetta Salad

Pepperidge Farm

Now you can enjoy the wonderful flavors of bruschetta in a salad. Using store-bought croutons in place of the baguette slices, gives you all the taste in just one bowl.

Total: 20 mins

Bagel Bruschetta

Pepperidge Farm

What a great idea...toasted bagels make a great base for this easy to make tomato-basil bruschetta topping.

Total: 12 mins

Panzanella Bruschetta

Better Homes and Gardens

In traditional Italian panzanella, the bread is in the salad. In this recipe, the salad serves as a delicious topping for pita chips.

Bruschetta with Tomatoes and Basil

Better Homes and Gardens

For make-ahead convenience, toast the bread and store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 24 hours. Simply prepare the topping and you have a quick appetizer.

Total: 25 mins

Easy Bruschetta

Better Homes and Gardens

Pick your favorite quick-and-easy bruschetta topping from the four delicious options provided or serve them all at your next party. The make-ahead directions will help with advance planning.

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