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Classic Italian bruschetta

How to Make Italian Bruschetta

  • Total Time: 40 minutes


Learning how to make Italian bruschetta means having the best appetizer recipe in your arsenal. It’s a combination of bright and juicy tomatoes, fruity olive oil and crispy bread. It’s classic, delicious and beyond simple!


  • 1 loaf crusty bread ((day or 2 day old bread is fine) sliced 1/41/2 inch thick)
  • 2 pints cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 5 cloves garlic (peeled and minced)
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil (finely chopped)
  • fruity extra virgin olive oil (copious amounts )
  • kosher salt (to taste)
  • freshly crushed black pepper (to taste )


  1. Prehat oven to 400 degrees F. Arrange the cut up bread on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Drizzle with olive oil. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
    Classic Italian bruschetta
  2. Slice the tomatoes in half. Add minced garlic, basil and 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil. Season thoroughly with salt and pepper.
    Classic Italian bruschetta
  3. Scoop some of the tomato mixture onto the bread prior to serving. Garnish with more olive oil and some fresh cracks of black pepper.
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: Italian
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