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10-Minute Easy Bruschetta

Not a tomato fan? Even the pickiest eaters love this easy, cheesy bruschetta! Serve this up at your next dinner party and wow the crowd.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: easy bruschetta recipe
Servings: 8 people


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 loaf baguette-style bread
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese (optional)


  • In a small bowl, mix olive oil, basil, garlic, tomatoes. Add salt/pepper if desired. Set aside.
  • Slice bread. Slice at an angle to look fancier.
  • Brush both sides of bread with olive oil, then place bread on a baking sheet.
  • Broil on low until bread is toasted and lightly brown. Flip the bread over, and repeat the toasting process.
  • Remove the sheet from the oven and add tomato topping and shredded cheese.
  • Add back to the oven and broil on low for a few minutes until cheese melts.
  • Serve warm and fresh, and enjoy!


Fun fact: You can buy Jimmy Johns's "baked fresh yesterday" bread for just $0.50 per loaf! The loaves are enormous and delicious as ever, even though they are a day old. Stock up and keep a few in the freezer.