Cheese & Olive Bruschetta

"I've never had anyone turn these down. They are so easy to make and the results are always good. Try these after the game or after a winter outdoors event. I have been told that the recipe was originally from a Company's Coming cook book- I am not sure where I found it. I love Company's Coming cookbooks so that is likely where I saw it."
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Ready In:
26 Baguettes apprx




  • Mix the first 8 ingredients (this can be done the day ahead and refrigerated).
  • Cut the baguette into 1" slices.
  • Butter one side.
  • Arrange on a cookie sheet, buttered side up.
  • Divde the Mixture among the slices and spread.
  • Bake in 350f oven for about 15 minutes and the cheese has melted.

Questions & Replies

  1. I'm allergic to most raw veggies, especially tomatoes, but if they are cooked, I can eat them without a reaction. Do the tomatoes in this recipe get well cooked? It looks so yummy that it's almost worth the risk to try it! ??


  1. All I can say is wow. This summer my family wanted me to make them an italian supper, so I served these for the antipasti and they were GONE! even my younger sisters who dont ever try anything new loved them. I have made them almost every 2 weeks since.
  2. We had appetizers for supper and this was on the menu. We thought they were wonderful, Bergy. Had a great fresh Italian flavor from the mixture of ingredients. Can't wait to try them out on my girlfriends. Very easy to put together and simply delicious. Thanks.
  3. These delightful little appetizers were wonderful in the Valentine's Day dinner that I made for my boyfriend and I...he has not stopped raving about them since and am making them again tonight to quiet him down :) Great Recipe!!!!
  4. Great Recipe! I had to bring something to an appetizer party - this was quick and easy. I added 2 cloves of crushed garlic and 1/4 cup of finely chopped onion. I used roma tomatoes and they turned out great! I found that I needed 20 minutes to get the cheese to the right melting point. Very tasty and I will use this again and again! Thanks for sharing!
  5. These are fabulous Bergy. My husband and I feasted on hem after spending 2 hours shoveling snow. Great flavor and would be perfect for an Italian dinner. Thanks ;)


On January 10 2010 I will celebrate 9 years of Life with Zaar. I can't imagine being without it! It has become part of my daily routine. I feel very privileged to be one of the hosts on the Photo Forum. Taking photos of my culinary efforts is a full time hobby and I love it. My friends all know what to expect when they come to dinner "Are you finished taking pictures?" or "Did you get a photo of so & so?" I never let them wait too long and the food is NEVER cold! I now have over 6000 photos on Zaar - some fairly good and some definitely not so good. I am happy to say that practice does help. My roots are in Vancouver BC Canada - a very beautiful city that holds many wonderful memories for me. In 1990, I decided that for my retirement years I may want to settle in a smaller community and found a slice of heaven in the North Okanagan B.C. I love living here but every once in a while I miss the bright city lights, the Broadway shows and some of the small wonderful ethnic restaurants that Vancouver abounds in. That is easily resolved. I just take a trip to the coast, visit with friends for a weekend see a show and feast on Dim Sum or other specialty foods. I am getting a bit long in the tooth but was a very adventurous person. I have river rafted Hell's Gate on the Fraser river, been up in a glider over Hawaii (no not a Hang Glider!), gone hot air ballooning in the Napa Valley & the Fraser Valley, driven dune buggies on the dunes in Oregon, Para sailing in Mexico and tried many other adventurous, challenging, fun things. I have yet to try bungee jumping or sky diving. I may do them yet. I love to travel and experience other cultures. Mexco has been a favorite haunt. I have visited that lovely country many many times. Australia is another favorite as is England! In the past 16 months I have taken off 61 pounds and feel wonderful. I am off all medications and all systems are GO! In years I may be 79 but in spirit I am still in my forties. We are only as old as we allow ourselves to feel. Always think positive. Do something a bit challenging every day & always do something silly every day. Be a kid again! Laugh every day - it is internal jogging. Here are a few of my photos <embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" allowNetworking="all" allowFullscreen="true" src=" slideshow/d95d7a18.pbw" height="360" width="480">
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