By the way, that’s pronounced “broo-sketta,” not “broo-shetta.”
Originally, bruschetta was simply a slice of crusty bread that’s toasted, rubbed with garlic cloves, drizzled with olive oil, and sprinkled with salt and pepper. Somewhere along the way, fresh chopped tomatoes and basil were added for a light appetizer or meal. Now, bruschetta and crostini are practically interchangeable in America. Bruschetta recipes can be as elaborate as stacking multiple ingredients atop that crusty bread or as easy as placing a few slices of tomato and some olive oil on it. These homemade bruschetta recipes can satisfy both the fancy and the laid-back side of things, but they’re all quick and easy to make. Homemade bruschetta is a perfect portable appetizer for dinner parties, and any novice cook can make bruschetta. These are the best bruschetta recipes for any taste, whether simple, complex, or even sweet.
Recipe: Strawberry Bruschetta
We’ll take any excuse to use summer fruit straight from the farmers’ market, and this fresh bruschetta recipe has won us over as our go-to appetizer of the season.
Bruschetta al Pomodoro
Recipe: Bruschetta al Pomodoro
This traditional bruschetta recipe is simple and fresh—just the way it’s made in Italy.
Fig and Goat Cheese Bruschetta
Recipe: Fig and Goat Cheese Bruschetta
Sweet figs, tangy goat cheese, and a hint of bright citrus make this the most well rounded (and delicious) bight on the appetizer table.
Eggplant Bruschetta with Mozzarella
A five-ingredient recipe has never felt so indulgent as this Italian appetizer.
Avocado Bruschetta with Balsamic Reduction
There’s nothing that brightens up a day like a colorful dish. Enjoy this avocado bruschetta as a snack, light lunch, or appetizer.
Bruschetta with Peaches, Lemon Ricotta and Honey
Horseradish Beef Bruschetta
Recipe: Horseradish Beef Brushetta
This simple recipe looks fancier than it is to make. It’s the ideal anytime party snack to keep in your archives.
Pesto and Garlic Shrimp Bruschetta
With the amount of flavor this beautiful recipe has going on, it actually tastes as good as it looks.
Bruschetta with Rosemary, Roasted Tomatoes, Ricotta, and Prosciutto
Tomatoes roasted with rosemary and garlic bring a richness to this recipe that’s placed atop creamy ricotta cheese.
Recipe: Warm Bruschetta
This warm bruschetta recipe couldn’t be easier to throw together at the last minute, but it looks presentable enough for guests.
Mushroom Bruschetta with Balsamic and Thyme
Mushroom lovers, this one’s for you. Sautéed with balsamic vinegar, thyme, and a hint of sugar, these mushrooms are the perfect complement to a piece of crusty garlic bread.
Brunch Bruschetta Bar
Recipe: Brunch Bruschetta Bar
With this picturesque bruschetta bar, you can make tons of fun brunch options, whether your taste buds lean sweet or savory. Check them out at the recipe link.
Pumpkin, Ricotta, and Arugula Bruschetta
When fall rolls around, this simple roasted pumpkin recipe will be the appetizer of the season.
Beet and Blueberry Bruschetta
Recipe: Beet and Blueberry Bruschetta
Beets and blueberries are the most unexpected pair, but the rustic beets and sweet and tangy blueberries taste amazing together with balsamic vinegar, fresh basil, and crumbled feta.
Herbed Goat Cheese Bruschetta with Butternut Squash and Cranberry Jam
This colorful bruschetta recipe is comforting, fresh, and so pretty. We’d enjoy this any time of day.
Caramelized Tomato and Ricotta Bruschetta
Roasting the tomatoes adds flavor to this straightforward bruschetta. This is an easy but pretty summer recipe to accompany a sunset cocktail.
Smashed Pea Bruschetta with Avocado and Pickled Radish
This colorful, fresh bruschetta is an ideal spring brunch recipe, and we have to admit, it would make for a great Instagram shot.
Recipe: Cherry Bruschetta
Talk about a wow-worthy appetizer recipe for holiday guests. This recipe calls for a hint of pinot noir, so pour yourself a glass—it will be ready in just 15 minutes.
Brussels Sprouts and Brie Bruschetta
Brussels sprouts make a delicious side dish with balsamic, so of course they’re even more delicious atop a crunchy baguette with melty Brie.