Bruschetta is just an upscale piece of toast. Yeah, it’s got a foreign name that’s usually mispronounced “brew-SHEH-tah” (it’s actually “brew-SKEH-tah”). And most people think it’s only a tomato topping that goes on little toasts. Technically, “bruschetta” is just the blank canvas: the bread part, grilled and seasoned with garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
You can top bruschetta with just about anything, which makes it a great appetizer. We’ve put together nine recipes ranging from savory to sweet to the classic tomato. Serve a combo of them at your next party.
Peach and Hazelnut Mascarpone Bruschetta
Sautéed Mushroom and Pancetta Bruschetta
Roasted Tomato and Fresh Mozzarella Bruschetta
Pea and Ricotta Bruschetta
Sautéed Radicchio and Goat Cheese Bruschetta