Garlic Beef Bruschetta

A few easy ingredients on toasted French bread spells yum for a quick-fix potluck or picnic appetizer.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 30

Ingredients

1
loaf French bread, cut into thirty 1/4- to 1/2-inch slices
2
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
1/2
cup soft cream cheese with roasted garlic
8
ounces thinly sliced cooked deli roast beef
1/4
teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
4
roma (plum) tomatoes, thinly sliced
8
medium green onions, sliced (1/2 cup)
  • 1 Heat oven to 375ºF. Brush both sides of bread slices with oil. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake about 5 minutes or until crisp. Cool 5 minutes.
  • 2 Spread cream cheese over each slice. Top with beef; sprinkle with pepper. Top each with tomato slice and onions.

Expert Tips

The bread can be toasted up to a day ahead of time. Store loosely covered at room temperature.

Use sliced smoked turkey breast instead of the roast beef.

Any savory-flavored cream cheese, such as cream cheese with chives and onions, can be used in place of the roasted garlic cream cheese.

Sprinkle drained capers over the cream cheese.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
55
(
Calories from Fat
25 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 g
3 %
(Saturated Fat
1 g,
1 %
),
Cholesterol
10 mg
10 %;
Sodium
60 mg
60 %;
Total Carbohydrate
4 g
4 %
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
3 g
3 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.