Total Time: 20 min
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 10 min

Servings: 12

I love this bruschetta recipe and I love that I can add as much parmesan cheese as I want to my recipe…I think the restaurants never put enough on. This recipe is super easy and tastes great.



  • 1 loaf of bread
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 can diced tomatoes – drained
  • 1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic – chopped
  • 4 leaves fresh basil – chopped


Cut bread into 1/2″ thick pieces. Toast for 4-5 minutes in the oven on both sides at 425 degrees. Mix olive oil, shredded parmesan cheese, tomatoes, crushed red pepper, salt, garlic, and basil in a bowl. Spoon mixture onto bread and bake in the oven for about 5 minutes, or just serve right away. Enjoy!

More aboutĀ Bruschetta

Italians pronounce bruschetta as [bru’sketta]. In the United States, bruschetta is sold in their grocery stores as a tomato based condiment. Burschetta is used erroneously to refer to the topping instead of the bread. Bruschetta comes from the Roman dialect bruscare, meaning ‘to roast over coals’. Bruschetta originated in ancient Rome when olive growers toasted bread to have people sample their fresh pressed oil.

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