Heavenly Bruschetta

Between the crunchy but chewy garlic crostinis, the sweet and fresh tomato Bruschetta, and the herbed cream cheese, this dish is a crowd pleaser!!!

Heavenly Bruschetta
Heavenly Bruschetta

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

30

minutes

SERVINGS

--

servings

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

30

minutes

SERVINGS

--

servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    French Baguette (if you can find the par-baked kind, even better!)

  • 1

    stick of butter

  • 1

    tablespoon minced garlic

  • Garlic Salt to taste

  • Dried parsley flakes (if your Garlic Salt doesn't already have parsley flakes)

  • 10

    Roma Tomatoes

  • 1

    pack Fresh basil

  • 1/2

    cup of Shredded Parmesan cheese

  • 1/4

    cup of good Olive Oil

  • Salt and Pepper to taste

  • 2-3

    packets of Splenda **SECRET INGREDIENT!!**

  • SECRET INGREDIENT/CONDIMENT*************

  • 8 oz. package of Cream cheese, softened

  • 1/2

    cup of Mayonnaise

  • 2

    Tablespoons Italian Herb seasoning (I like Emeril's)

  • SECRET INGREDIENT/CONDIMENT*************

Directions

1. Prepare the bruschetta first so the flavors can marry nicely. Dice the tomatoes fairly small, removing the seeds. Finely chop the Basil. In a bowl, combine the diced tomato, chopped basil, olive oil, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper, and Splenda. Mix well and taste for seasonings. You may prefer it to be sweeter/saltier, etc. Place in a decorative serving bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve. 2. Combine the softened cream cheese with the mayonnaise and Italian seasonings until smooth and evenly combined. Place in a decorative serving bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve. 3. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Slice the baguette on a hard bias into evenly thick slices, I recommend about 1/2" thick. 4. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small saucepot over low heat. Stir in the minced garlic and Garlic salt to your taste. I would guess I use about a Tablespoon. Add in the parsley flakes for color if your Garlic salt doesn't contain parsley flakes. 5. Remove the garlic butter from the heat, and using a pair of tongs, dip the baguette slices in the butter, coating on both sides. Place the buttered crostini slices on a baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes, or until slightly golden brown and crunchy- flipping halfway through. 6. Arrange the crostinis, the bruschetta, and the herbed cream cheese decoratively and garnish with fresh basil. Be sure to have a spoon with the bruschetta and a spreader with the cream cheese. *To eat, spread a crostini with a generous layer of the herbed cream cheese and top with a generous scoop of the bruschetta. Try not to drool all over yourself!

Keyingredient.com uses 'cookies' to give you the best, most relevant experience. Using this website means you're ok with this. Learn more here.

Please describe your issue: