“Taste of Home” Bruschetta Melts

“Taste of Home” Bruschetta Melts
“Taste of Home” contributor Coleen Katz, Havertown, PA , shares an appetizer fit for summer tomatoes!


  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 4 plum tomatoes , seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped sweet onion
  • 2 Tbsp minced fresh basil
  • 1 carton (8oz) spreadable chive and onion cream cheese
  • 24 slices French Bread (1/4 in. thick)
  • 2 cups (8oz) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Additional minced fresh basil

Start to Finish: 35 min (25 prep; 10 bake) Makes 2 Dozen


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a small bowl, whisk the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper and garlic powder until blended; stir in tomatoes, onions and 2 Tbsp. basil
  1. Spread cream cheese over French bread slices; place slices on greased baking sheets. Top with tomato mixture; sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese.
  1. Bake 7-9 minutes or until mozzarella cheese is melted. Sprinkle with additional minced fresh basil.

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