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Tomato Basil Bruschetta Turkey Burgers

This juicy turkey burger recipe can be cooked on the stove or on the grill. It’s easy to make and topped with the most delicious Tomato Basil Bruschetta for a healthy, flavorful meal!

Serve these burgers in lettuce wraps without the cheese to create a gluten free, paleo and whole 30 compliant meal! Without the buns, this turkey burger recipe is only 3 carbs per serving and perfect for those of the keto diet.

Turkey burger on bun on wood cutting board topped with diced tomato bruschetta

If you’ve ever been to the blog before, you know how much I love topping recipes with Tomato Basil Bruschetta!

Grilled Chicken Zoodle Bowls, yup I topped those with bruschetta & they’ve been shared over 130,000 times on Pinterest! Bruschetta Baked Brie, oh yes I did! Creamy brie, topped with flavorful balsamic bruschetta, yes please!

And once you try this Bruschetta Salmon recipe, you’ll never eat salmon any other way! Now for this turkey burger recipe topped with tomato basil bruschetta.

Turkey burgers get a bad rap for being dry and tasteless. But I can tell you that these turkey burgers are quite the opposite. They are so juicy and flavorful! I can guarantee you’ll be adding them to your regular grilling menu!

No grill? No problem! This turkey burger recipe can easily be cooked on the stove in a cast iron skillet, or heavy-bottomed pan.

This recipe is easy enough to make for a weeknight dinner, but also perfect for parties and BBQ’s. The bruschetta topping and turkey burgers can both easily be prepped ahead of time. When it’s party time, all you have to do is toss the burgers on the grill!

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Strawberry Bruschetta

Strawberry Bruschetta is made with fresh basil, strawberries, balsamic vinegar & goat cheese. It’s an easy recipe, made in just 10 minutes, perfect for brunch, appetizers or dessert! It’s wonderful as a Summer snack or the start to a Valentine’s Day meal!

Strawberry bruschetta topped with balsamic glaze on white plate

To say I’m a huge fan of bruschetta would be a total understatement. Traditional bruschetta is an Italian appetizer that consists of grilled bread, rubbed with garlic and topped with olive oil and salt. Most commonly in America, it’s also topped with diced tomatoes.

This fresh Tomato Basil Bruschetta recipe has been a hit on the blog for years. It’s been so popular, that I’ve taken the topping and served it over chicken in these Bruschetta Chicken Zoodle Bowls. I’ve also added it to Baked Brie, Salmon and Chicken Parmesan.

I’ve also taken the base of bruschetta, grilled bread with toppings, and put my own spins on it. From Avocado Bruschetta, to Greek Bruschetta, to this delicious Strawberry Bruschetta. The bruschetta toppings really are endless!

This Strawberry Goat Cheese Bruschetta recipe is totally versatile and super easy to make. It can be served as part of brunch, an appetizer or dessert. It can easily be made for parties in just 10 minutes.

You can even make the strawberry mixture ahead of time. Place it in the refrigerator and simply toast the baguette and top it when guests begin to arrive!

Creamy goat cheese, fresh strawberries and balsamic vinegar are a winning combo! Serve it all on top of a crispy baguette and you’ve got yourself one delicious recipe!

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Italian 5 Layer Dip

This easy Italian 5 layer dip recipe combines garlic hummus, basil pesto, tomato bruschetta & Italian cheeses for a delicious, gluten free party appetizer!

Italian 5 layer dip in white serving bowl with wooden bowl of pita chips behind it and 2 copper spoons next to it

Every time I share a dip recipe, I feel the need to quote the classic 90’s song, “When I dip, you dip, we dip!” And dip we will with this Italian 5 Layer Dip!

I love this 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.

I like to buy the hummus and basil pesto, (if I can find it fresh in the deli section at my grocery store) then make my famous tomato basil bruschetta to go on top.

And you all know this isn’t the first time I’ve topped a dish with this Tomato Basil Bruschetta. Yeah, I’m talking about you Bruschetta Grilled Chicken Zoodle Bowls, with over 4.8 MILLION views on Facebook! And we can’t forget about the party favorite, Bruschetta Baked Brie!

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Bruschetta Baked Brie

This Bruschetta Baked Brie recipe combines two of the most delicious appetizers, tomato basil bruschetta and baked brie bread bowls, into the most scrumptious starter, that’s also so easy to make!

Baked Brie in a Sourdough Bread Bowl topped with Tomato Basil Bruschetta

If you love this Caramelized Pear Baked Brie Bread Bowl in the fall, this Salted Caramel Pecan Baked Brie in the winter and this Strawberry Balsamic Baked Brie Bread Bowl in the spring, then you’re going to love this Bruschetta Baked Brie Bread Bowl in the summer and throughout the year!

Inspired by the most popular recipe on the blog, Bruschetta Grilled Chicken Zoodle Bowls (4.8 MILLION views on Facebook & counting!), I combined the deliciously simple Tomato Basil Bruschetta recipe that tops the zoodle bowls, with luscious, creamy, baked brie, all snuggled in a delightfully crisp sourdough bread bowl. And let me tell you, it was amazing!

The freshness of the bruschetta, paired with the creaminess of the brie is a match made in heaven! This is the perfect appetizer for an Italian dinner or a party starter!

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Instant Pot Beef with Tomato Basil Bruschetta

Garlic balsamic marinated sirloin is cooked in just 30 minutes in this Instant Pot Beef recipe, then topped with fresh tomato basil bruschetta for a delicious meal!

My famous Tomato Basil Bruschetta is fresh, light, made in 10 minutes and delicious on Grilled Chicken Zoodle Bowls, Burgers and Italian Beef!

Instant Pot Beef covered in Fresh Tomato Basil Bruschetta

Today’s post is sponsored by the California Beef Council!

I recently joined the brand new podcast “Feed Me!” as a featured guest on their first episode. We chatted about ways to use your slow cooker and Instant Pot in the summer, my favorite comfort food and tips and tricks for cooking with an Instant Pot.

One of my favorite things about the Instant Pot is the fact that you can sear meat directly in the Instant Pot before you pressure cook the dish, so that you’re left with only one pot to clean up after the meal!

While this Instant Pot Beef Ragu recipe is one of my favorite meals and can be eaten year-round, I wanted to try something new, light and fresh for summer, which is why I created this Instant Pot Beef with Tomato Basil Bruschetta.

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Greek Bruschetta

Looking for the perfect Mediterranean appetizer made in just 15 minutes? Try this easy Greek Bruschetta recipe made with fresh cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, hummus and feta cheese!

Greek Bruschetta - Tomato Cucumber, Hummus and Feta Cheese on Toasted Baguettes

If you’re looking for a bruschetta recipe, you’ve come to the right place! From my famous Tomato Basil Bruschetta Recipe, to twists on the classic, like Avocado Bruschetta, Beet Bruschetta with Goat Cheese and Strawberry Balsamic Bruschetta, I love sharing new bruschetta recipes that are perfect for serving as snacks or appetizers!

Heck, why not try them all and set up a Bruschetta bar at your next party!

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Avocado Bruschetta

Tomato basil bruschetta is combined with creamy avocado and served atop crispy toasted baguette slices with a drizzle of balsamic reduction in this easy, flavorful avocado bruschetta recipe, made in just 10 minutes!

Avocado Tomato Bruschetta with Balsamic Reduction

My classic tomato basil bruschetta recipe is in constant rotation around my house! Whether it’s served on a toasted baguette, in a grilled chicken zoodle bowl, on a turkey burger or on top of chicken parmesan, I can’t get enough of the fresh tomato goodness!

This summer I’m adding my favorite green fruit, avocado, to the bruschetta party!

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Shrimp Bruschetta Zoodle Bowls

Delicious Italian marinated grilled shrimp is topped with homemade tomato basil bruschetta and served over sautéed zucchini noodles in this healthy, Whole 30 and gluten free Shrimp Bruschetta Zoodle Bowl recipe!

Bruschetta, Grilled Shrimp and Zucchini Noodles in Bowl

With over 4.5 MILLION video views on Facebook, over 100,000 shares and 40,000 comments, it’s clear to see that these Bruschetta Grilled Chicken Zoodle Bowls are a hit!

The original inspiration for these bowls came from my Tomato Basil Bruschetta Recipe that I’ve been making for years! I wanted more ways to eat this delectable recipe, rather than just as an appetizer, so I served it over grilled chicken, on a bed of zoodles and the world took notice!

Today, I’m sharing how to make a similar bruschetta zoodle bowl, but with delicious grilled shrimp! And I’m serious when I say DELICIOUS grilled shrimp! I could eat this shrimp by itself, all day every day… and I did! I could not resist gobbling up a few grilled shrimps before putting these bowls together!

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Beet Bruschetta with Goat Cheese

A toasted baguette is topped with goat cheese, balsamic roasted beets, fresh basil & balsamic reduction in this vegetarian Beet Bruschetta recipe that’s perfect for Spring!

A toasted baguette is topped with goat cheese, balsamic roasted beets, fresh basil & balsamic reduction in this vegetarian Beet Bruschetta recipe that's perfect for Spring!

Easter is just a couple of weeks away and as I thought about new recipes for the holiday, all I kept thinking about was making a spring version of my very popular Butternut Squash Bruschetta Recipe!

That bruschetta appetizer is a HUGE HIT around the fall holidays, so I knew I had to make a spring version for Easer.

I decided to roast up beets instead of butternut squash, and toss in fresh basil instead of sage. Instead of ricotta, I used goat cheese (because I love the way it pairs with beets!) but I kept the most important piece of the bruschetta in tact, the almighty balsamic reduction drizzle at the end that adds a touch of sweetness and a beautiful final presentation!

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Butternut Squash Apple Bruschetta Chicken

Butternut Squash Apple Bruschetta tops balsamic grilled chicken in this delicious grilled bruschetta chicken recipe, made in only 29 minutes!

Butternut Squash Apple Bruschetta tops balsamic grilled chicken in this delicious grilled bruschetta chicken recipe, made in only 29 minutes!

For the last two years, this Butternut Squash & Apple Bruschetta Recipe has been one of the most popular on the blog.

It’s easy to make, so flavorful and also one of my favorite recipes ever!

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Bruschetta Chicken Parmesan

Made in one pot, in 29 minutes, this fresh and flavorful Bruschetta Chicken Parmesan recipe is a delicious, quick and easy dinner dish!

Bruschetta Chicken Parmesan Recipe

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

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

Fresh, light and healthy, these Bruschetta Chicken Zoodle Bowls are perfect for easy meal prep. And great for those on a gluten free or low carb diet. The balsamic marinated grilled chicken is served over zucchini noodles with fresh tomato bruschetta on top, for a seriously flavorful meal!

With over 6 MILLION views on Facebook and 130,000 shares on Pinterest, the people have spoken, these Bruschetta Chicken Zoodle Bowls are a hit! And If you love these zoodle bowls, you’re also going to love these popular recipes for Thai Peanut Buddha Bowls and Veggie Fajita Rice Bowls!

Tomato bruschetta on top of sliced grilled chicken breast in bowl with zucchini noodles

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 tasty!

A few weeks ago I hopped on the trend with a delicious recipe for Thai Peanut Pineapple Veggie Rice Bowls. Although technically I was ahead of the trend with my Gluten Free Kung Pao Beef & Noodle Bowl that I introduced in 2013!

Today I’m sharing a new chicken recipe that incorporates one of my favorite cooking methods, grilling, into the trendy new bowl phenomenon! Bruschetta plus chicken, equals a match made in heaven! Combine the two on top of fresh, healthy zucchini noodles and you’ve got one winning bowl recipe!

The olive oil, balsamic vinegar and tomato juice from the bruschetta act as a dressing on the zucchini noodles. And the pieces of tomato add a burst of freshness and flavor to every bite!

If you have time in the morning, toss the chicken in the marinade. (Don’t worry, it will take less than 5 minutes!) In the evening, toss the chicken on the grill and mix up the bruschetta. Spiralize some zucchini and scrumptious grilled chicken zoodle bowls await you!

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Bruschetta Cheese Dip

Fresh bruschetta combined with melted, creamy cheeses makes for one delicious bruschetta cheese dip recipe, made in only 10 minutes, perfect as a party appetizer!

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 this bruschetta cheese dip recipe idea and I loved it, so today I’m sharing it with you!

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Nectarine Fig Burrata Bruschetta

Nectarines and figs top this light and delicious Burrata Bruschetta recipe, perfect served as an appetizer at summer parties!

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, 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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Roasted Tomato Ricotta Bruschetta

Roasted Tomato Ricotta Bruschetta combines flavorful roasted tomatoes & garlic with creamy ricotta cheese for a scrumptious vegetarian Italian appetizer!

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

Roasted Tomato Ricotta Bruschetta 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
  • ¼ cup ricotta cheese
  • ¼ cup arugula

Roasted Tomato Ricotta Bruschetta Instructions

Preheat the oven to 400°F.

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

Roasted Tomato Bruschetta Recipe
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Roasted Tomato Ricotta Bruschetta

Roasted Tomato Ricotta Bruschetta combines flavorful roasted tomatoes & garlic with creamy ricotta cheese for a scrumptious vegetarian Italian appetizer!

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 16 pieces bruschetta
Calories 54 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

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
  • ½ baguette sliced
  • ¼ cup ricotta cheese
  • ¼ cup arugula

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

  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, top with the black pepper and fresh basil.

  4. Place into the oven for 25 minutes.
  5. While the 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 and garlic from the oven. Chop the roasted 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.

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!

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