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Bruschetta Chicken Parmesan

Made in one pot, in under 30 minutes, this fresh and flavorful Bruschetta Chicken Parmesan recipe is a delicious, quick and easy dinner dish!

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Bruschetta Chicken Parmesan Recipe

When it comes to comfort food, I think of recipes I grew up with in Oklahoma, like biscuits and gravy, mac and cheese and my Dad’s fried chicken, but now living a healthier lifestyle in California, I’ve had to redefine comfort food.

Today, I’ve partnered up with my friends at Foster Farms to share one of my New Comfort Food favs!

New comfort food to me is incorporating some of the aspects of the old comfort food favs in new, healthier, yet still totally delicious, ways!

For example, using spaghetti squash instead of pasta in Mac & Cheese, like in this recipe for Cheesy Jalapeno Popper Spaghetti Squash, or going the other direction and using butternut squash to make the sauce in Mac & Cheese creamier with the use of less cheese, like I did in this recipe for Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese.

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Bruschetta Grilled Chicken Zoodle Bowls

Bruschetta Grilled Chicken Zoodle Bowl Recipe

Bowls in the food world are the equivalent to Game Of Thrones in the TV world, SO HOT RIGHT NOW!

If you google “Bowl Trend In Food” you’ll find dozens of articles about how “Bowls Are The New Plates” (yes, that’s actually the title of an article from The Wall Street Journal! 🙂 )

This is one food trend that I’m not upset about at all! You can pack a lot of healthy ingredients into a bowl, while also adding a ton of flavor to make it super yummy!

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Bruschetta Cheese Dip

Bruschetta Cheese Dip Recipe

This recipe is the result of an almost accident.

When I was home over the holidays, my Dad was making cheese dip (Velvetta + Rotel, an Oklahoma staple when eating Tex-Mex!), he reached in the refrigerator to grab a tupperware container of rotel and he accidentally grabbed the tupperware of leftover bruschetta.

He realized before he actually added it to the bowl of Velvetta, but then I got an idea, what if I made an Italian version of “cheese dip” with bruschetta instead of Rotel and a combination of cream cheese and mozzarella instead of Velvetta?!

Well, I tried it, and I loved it, so today I’m sharing it with you!

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Butternut Squash Apple Bruschetta

Butternut squash & apples are roasted in fall spices for a delicious twist on bruschetta, making this vegetarian recipe the perfect appetizer for fall!

Butternut Squash Apple Bruschetta Recipe

Today is the day that one of my favorite appetizers, meets some of my favorite fall flavors, and makes one of the most delicious dishes ever!

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Nectarine Fig Burrata Bruschetta

Nectarine Fig Burrata Bruschetta Recipe

Over the years, I’ve heard people mention the 5 Love Languages. I went to look them up and I found Burrata nowhere on the list, so I’m pretty sure they made a mistake 😉

Just in case anyone was wondering (or interested – I am single after all – lol) my 5 love languages go something like this:

  1. Coffee
  2. Burrata
  3. Tacos
  4. Beer
  5. Pizza

I believe my next book will be entitled “The 5 Love Languages of a Foodie” haha!

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Bruschetta Turkey Burgers

Bruschetta Turkey Burger Recipe

This past weekend kicked off the unofficial start of Summer with Memorial Day Weekend, which also means the start of grilling season… and swimsuit season!

While I’m not willing to give up a juicy delicious cheeseburger over the summer, I am totally up for slimming it down with turkey instead of beef! That’s why I partnered up with my friends at Jennie-O to create this fresh and healthy burger, perfect for getting your summer grill on while keeping in swimsuit shape!

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Italian 5 Layer Dip

Tracking PixelIt’s just 9 days until Christmas, so today I’m sharing a simple, tasty and festive holiday appetizer recipe with wine pairings, sponsored by Mirassou wines!

Italian 5 Layer Dip

I love this Italian 5 Layer Dip because it can be as simple or as homemade as you would like!

Roasted garlic hummus, basil pesto and tomato bruschetta can all be easily found packaged at the grocery store or simply made using the recipe links below.

Layer them all up and you have a festive holiday dip that’s full of delicious Italian flavors and ready to be enjoyed with Mirassou fruit-forward wines!

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Strawberry Balsamic Bruschetta

Simple Strawberry Bruschetta Recipe

No one is happier than me that strawberry season now extends all the way into November and December!  From Strawberry Pancakes to Strawberry Peach Guacamole to Strawberry Kiwi Cupcakes, I’m a huge fan of the little red fruit!

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Roasted Tomato Ricotta Bruschetta

Roasted Tomato Bruschetta Recipe

The only thing you’ll be saying after eating one of these is “di più si prega di“….. that’s Italian for MORE PLEASE!

Roasted Tomato Arugula Brushetta

After preparing these on Monday, I sat there and asked myself, “why don’t I roast tomatoes every day”?  Roasting tomatoes brings out a sweetness in them and when they’re roasted with garlic and balsamic vinegar, they literally burst with flavor when you bite in!

Roasted Tomato Ricotta Bruschetta

I placed them on top of creamy ricotta cheese (my favorite!) and a crispy baguette for a new twist on Tomato Basil Bruschetta. They were so incredibly delicious that they didn’t even make it to the dinner table!  Nope, my roommate and I ate all of them long before the rest of dinner was ready!

Roasted Tomato Ricotta Bruschetta Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil (chopped)
  • 1/2 baguette (sliced)
  • ¼ cup ricotta cheese
  • ¼ cup arugula

Preheat the oven to 400°.  Place the tomatoes and garlic on a baking sheet covered with foil bent into a basket shape.  Drizzle with the olive oil and vinegar, then top with the black pepper and fresh basil.

Roasted Tomato and Garlic Bruschetta Recipe

Place into the oven for 25 minutes.

While the tomatoes are roasting, place the baguette in the oven for 3-5 minutes.

Remove from the oven and slice. Spread ricotta cheese on top of each slice of baguette.

Ricotta Bruschetta Recipe

Remove the roasted tomatoes from the oven and chop the garlic cloves.

Roasted Tomato and Garlic Bruschetta Recipe

Add the garlic back to the tomatoes. Lift the foil by two corners and slowly pour the tomatoes and sauce from the foil into a small bowl.

Roasted Tomato and Garlic Bruschetta Recipe

Using a large spoon, top each sliced baguette with the roasted tomatoes, garlic and sauce.

Roasted Tomato Ricotta Bruschetta Recipe

Top the bruschetta with a few pieces of fresh arugula and serve.

Roasted Tomato Bruschetta

This is the perfect appetizer for an Italian Dinner Party with Chicken Parmesan, Three Cheese Raviolis or Kale Pesto Spaghetti with Goat Cheese.

Roasted Tomato Ricotta Bruschetta

♣ Vegetarian Option: This recipe is vegetarian

♦ Gluten Free Option: Replace a traditional baguette with gluten-free bread or replace bread with sliced bell peppers.

Roasted Tomato Ricotta Bruschetta

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Serving Size: 4

Roasted Tomato Ricotta Bruschetta

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 3 tbsp Enzo Basil Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil (chopped)
  • 1/2 baguette (sliced)
  • ¼ cup ricotta cheese
  • ¼ cup arugula

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°.
  2. Place the tomatoes and garlic on a baking sheet covered with foil bent into a basket shape.
  3. Drizzle with the olive oil and vinegar, then top with the black pepper and fresh basil.
  4. Place into the oven for 25 minutes.
  5. While tomatoes are roasting, place the baguette in the oven for 3-5 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven and slice.
  7. Spread ricotta cheese on top of each slice of baguette.
  8. Remove the roasted tomatoes from the oven and chop the garlic cloves.
  9. Add the garlic back to the tomatoes.
  10. Lift the foil by two corners and slowly pour the tomatoes and sauce from the foil into a small bowl.
  11. Using a large spoon, top each sliced baguette with the roasted tomatoes, garlic and sauce.
  12. Top the bruschetta with a few pieces of fresh arugula and serve.
http://whitneybond.com/2013/07/10/roasted-tomato-ricotta-bruschetta/

 

Mushroom Chickpea Bruschetta

Chickpea Mushroom Bruschetta {Little Leopard Book}

The idea for this recipe simply came from the fact that I ended up with 6 cans of Chickpeas in my pantry and needed to free up some space!

I’m so thankful for my over-purchasing of this delicious bean because the result was this delicious new bruschetta recipe which I am completely obsessed with!

Check out my video for how to make this yummy new appetizer! Warning: Taylor Swift references and something called “chunkin’ into garlic” are included!

Doesn’t that sound delicious? Check out the full recipe below!

Mushroom Chickpea Bruschetta Ingredients

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1 cup “baby bella” or cremini mushrooms (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas or garbanzo beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil (chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 baguette (toasted and sliced)

Cook the chopped mushrooms with 2 tbsp olive oil over medium heat for 5-7 minutes or until browned and fragrant.

Combine the mushrooms with the next 7 ingredients in a medium bowl then top with the parmesan cheese. Serve on a sliced baguette.

Chickpea Mushroom Bruschetta

This is a perfect hearty fall appetizer!

Mushroom Garbanzo Bean Bruschetta

A healthy way to start a meal with antioxidants from the mushrooms, protein from the chickpeas and the ability to reduce heart disease in the garlic!

Mushroom Garbanzo Bean Bruschetta

Now it’s time to dig in!

Fall Mushroom Bruschetta

♣ Vegetarian Option: This recipe is vegetarian.

♦ Gluten Free Option: This recipe is gluten-free when served on a gluten-free baguette.

Tomato Basil Bruschetta

This tomato basil bruschetta recipe is a recreation of BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse appetizer favorite, it’s healthy and easy to make in just about 10 minutes!

Tomato Basil Bruschetta Recipe

Tomato Basil Bruschetta

When BJ’s restaurants quit serving their Tomato Basil Bruschetta, I was so upset, but luckily after a few attempts I was able to re-create and perfect the recipe myself!

Tomato Basil Brushetta Ingredients

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 6 Roma tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1/2 red onion (chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese (grated)
  • 1 french baguette

Combine the first 8 ingredients in a large bowl.

How to make tomato basil bruschetta

Toast the baguette in an oven at 350°F for 5 minutes. Slice the baguette and top with the tomato basil bruschetta, sprinkle parmesan cheese on top.

BJ's Bruschetta Recipe

I serve this bruschetta regularly as an appetizer with my favorite Italian dishes like Chicken Parmesan, Italian Crab Cakes or Ricotta Filled Arancini and the number one comment I always get is, “it tastes so fresh!”

I’ve also incorporated the recipe into entrees like Tomato Basil Bruschetta Turkey Burgers & Bruschetta Grilled Chicken Zoodle Bowls!

Healthy Tomato Basil Bruschetta

With spring and summer right around the corner, this is the perfect healthy, light and refreshing dish to serve as an appetizer at your next dinner party!

BJ's Restaurant Tomato Basil Bruschetta

Simple to make, delicious to eat and healthy, I’m ready to dig in, how about you?

Italian Tomato Bruschetta

♣ Vegetarian Option: This recipe is vegetarian.

♦ Gluten Free Option: Serve with gluten-free bread instead of the baguette or with large slices of red bell pepper instead of bread to make this dish gluten-free.

Tomato Basil Bruschetta

Total Time: 10 minutes

Serving Size: 4

Tomato Basil Bruschetta

Ingredients

  • 6 roma tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1/2 red onion (chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese (grated)
  • 1 french baguette

Instructions

  1. Combine the first 8 ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Toast the baguette in an oven at 350° for 5 minutes.
  3. Slice the baguette and top with bruschetta, sprinkle parmesan cheese on top.
http://whitneybond.com/2012/02/26/whats-for-a-side-tomato-and-basil-bruschetta/

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