Copycat Olive Garden’s Bruschetta Recipe

Recipes.net Team
Recipes.net Team Published March 20, 2020

This Italian restaurant favorite is always a great option for an appetizer. You can make the filling ahead of time and just throw together right before guests come.

How To Make Copycat Olive Garden’s Bruschetta

  • 1 1/2 cup Roma tomatoes (firm, finely diced  )
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil (minced )
  • 2 tsp garlic (minced )
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 10 slice ciabatta bread (or Italian bread)
  • 1 tbsp parmesan cheese (grated )
  • pinch parsley flakes (dried )
  1. Toss diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, and salt in a medium bowl. Cover and chill 1 hour. 

  2. When you are ready to serve the dish, preheat oven to 450° F.

  3. Combine parmesan cheese with dried parsley in a small bowl. 

  4. Arrange the bread slices on a baking sheet.

  5. Sprinkle a couple pinches of the parmesan cheese mixture over each bread slice.

  6. Bake for 5 minutes or until bread is starting to crisp.

  7. Pour tomato mixture into a serving dish, and serve alongside the toasted bread slices.

How To Make Copycat Olive Garden's Bruschetta

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Preparation Time: 1 hr
Cooking Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 5 mins
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup Roma tomatoes, firm, finely diced 
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil, minced
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 10 slice ciabatta bread, or Italian bread
  • 1 tbsp parmesan cheese, grated
  • pinch parsley flakes, dried

Instructions

  1. Toss diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, and salt in a medium bowl. Cover and chill 1 hour. 

  2. When you are ready to serve the dish, preheat oven to 450° F.

  3. Combine parmesan cheese with dried parsley in a small bowl. 

  4. Arrange the bread slices on a baking sheet.

  5. Sprinkle a couple pinches of the parmesan cheese mixture over each bread slice.

  6. Bake for 5 minutes or until bread is starting to crisp.

  7. Pour tomato mixture into a serving dish, and serve alongside the toasted bread slices.

Nutrition

  • Calcium: 25mg
  • Calories: 157kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Cholesterol: 1mg
  • Fat: 2g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 176mg
  • Protein: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 411mg
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Vitamin A: 658IU
  • Vitamin C: 11mg
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