Cheesy Bruschetta

By John Crowley

This yummy bruschetta is a great appetizer or snack for any day!

  • 1 large ripe tomato, seeded, finely chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil

  • 1 tsp. dried basil leaves

  • 1/8 tsp. salt

  • 1/8 tsp. pepper

  • 4 slices sourdough bread

  • 4 Kraft 2% Milk Mozzarella Singles

  1. Mix tomato, garlic, oil, basil, salt and pepper. Make-Ahead: Tomato mixture can be made a day ahead. Store covered in the refrigerator.Place bread on cookie sheet. Broil 2 to 3 minutes or until lightly toasted. Spoon tomato mixture on toasted bread; top with 2% Milk Singles. Broil 2 to 3 minutes or until 2% Milk Singles begin to melt. Cut into quarters.

Nutritional Facts

Calories 40
Calories From Fat 18
Total Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Sodium 95 mg
Total Carbohydrate 4 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 1 g
Protein 2 g Diabetic Exchanges
1/2 Starch

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8 replies

evaziem 2014-04-02 08:52:14 -0500 Report

Bread again????
Bread is bad for healthy people because it makes them FAT and in a long run insulin resistant. For diabetics, it's a no-no!!!
Diabetics and all people who do not want to get metabolic syndrome=>insulin resistance=>diabetes 2 should re-think their approach to food. Only carbohydrates (from plant foods, not meat and not fats) are converted into glucose. When glucose is not removed from the blood by insulin, it causes unimaginable damage we know about.

Therefore, the focus should be on a way of eating plant food. First, there are two types of carbohydrates (carbs for short): simple and complex. Simple carbs convert into glucose quickly and cause the spikes while complex carbs have a longer chemical way to become glucose. Based on this difference, once should choose the complex carbs versus the simple ones. All refined products like all flour, sugar are simple chemically and become glucose right away. That is why children start running around after a dessert, cookies, or cakes. Their body "knows" that there is an excess of glucose and must be burned. Adults sit and their glucose rises!

All sugar, grains, potatoes and other starches are examples of simple carbs and should be limited or avoided all together.

All other plants: veggies and fruits are complex carbs and are much better, except fruits are "veggies with sugar" (fructose) in them. Dr Mercola ( advises two pieces of fruit a day max and berries are a better choice.

Having said that, our bodies are made to eat what 10,000 years ago was eaten by people who we call hunters and gatherers and agriculture did not exist yet. Don't take my word for it.
Look up the Paleo Diet for more info.

Sugar in all forms is our worst enemy.

Diet and its impact on our health is my passion. You are what you eat!
Period, end of story…

frogger77 2011-07-22 16:06:38 -0500 Report

if you add spicey brown mustard and use garlic bread its fantastic too. also seeding the tomatoes in this is key if you don't it makes the tomatoe mixture very runny.

morris.js 2008-07-19 11:41:15 -0500 Report

I have actualy made these for a few years now. I make several "batches", then bag and freeze them as individuals. I few minutes in a toaster oven and they are ready to eat, wjich makes for a quick snack with a good balance of carbs, protien, and fat.

GabbyPA 2008-07-19 10:06:41 -0500 Report

You can't go wrong with this one. We served it with a mexican meal, so I made some home made picante (diced tomatoes, jalapeno, scallion, garlic, cliantro, olive oil and balsamic vinegar)
I added that to the toasted bread and covered it with the mozzerella....yum.