Sun-Dried Tomato and Bacon Bruschetta

Take bruschetta beyond the basic. Sun-dried tomatoes and bacon add smoky flavor while Fontina cheese adds a hint of nuttiness.

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

24
slices (1/2-inch-thick) baguette-style French bread (from 10-ounce loaf)
1/2
cup julienne-cut sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil
1/2
cup chopped cooked bacon
3/4
cup finely shredded Fontina cheese (2 ounces)
1/4
cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°. Place bread slices in ungreased jelly roll pan, 15 1/2x10 1/2x1 inch.
  • 2 Place tomatoes in strainer over small bowl; press tomatoes to drain oil into bowl (2 to 3 tablespoons oil is needed). Brush oil on bread. Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until crisp.
  • 3 Top bread slices with tomatoes, bacon and cheese. Bake about 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

Mozzarella is a good substitute for the mild, nutty-flavored Fontina cheese.

You can prepare and top the bread slices as directed up to 1 hour in advance. Pop in the oven to melt the cheese just before serving.

Bruschetta refers to toasted garlic bread that is topped with olive oil, salt and pepper. In this recipe, we have taken the flavors a step further by adding tomatoes and cheese.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
50
(
Calories from Fat
25),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
105mg
105%;
Total Carbohydrate
5g
5%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1 Lean Meat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.