Bruschetta makeover is what I call it. The flavor combination with the tomatoes and cream cheese is perfection. This appetizer goes a long way - another crowd pleaser, that's for sure.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, basil, and garlic in a bowl. Stir in the chopped tomatoes; season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover; place in the refrigerator to marinate for 20 minutes.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spread the bread slices in a single layer on a large baking pan.

  • Bake in the oven until golden, about 10 minutes. Remove to cool on a wire rack.

  • When the bread is cool, spread the semi-soft cheese evenly over each slice. Using a slotted spoon, spoon some of the tomato mixture over each slice.

Nutrition Facts

113 calories; protein 3.6g; carbohydrates 13.2g; fat 5.5g; cholesterol 5mg; sodium 167.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2009
This bruschetta is great! (especially if you like garlic) I brought this to a potluck dinner and kept the cheese spread and tomato mixture separate from the bread and let the guests fix it themselves.... it was a hit! I intend to make it over and over again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2009
This bruschetta is great! (especially if you like garlic) I brought this to a potluck dinner and kept the cheese spread and tomato mixture separate from the bread and let the guests fix it themselves.... it was a hit! I intend to make it over and over again! Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2010
I was forced to use dried basil instead of fresh but this still turned out great! The cream cheese is not only tasty but practical because it keeps the tomatoes from falling off. I will be sticking to this bruschetta recipe from here on out! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2010
good recipe...I needed something quick to take to a church thing on a weeknight. I used canned tomatoes to cut down on time. The spread cheese is good on this although you can use a cheaper brand with the same results. I might consider making the tomato mixture way in advance we had leftovers and the mixture tasted better the next day. I put tiny cubes of mozzarella on top for looks and flavor. If your not eating right away I would suggest you make sure the toast is very hard...the tomato mixture will seep into the toast and make it softer. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2011
Yum! We marinated the tomatoes overnight and they were delicious. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2011
This is an amazing recipe. The garlic and herb cheese is the key ingredient....Served it at our NYE party and everyone raved about it... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2010
This is so good as good as our favorite Italian restaruant. The only change I made was used parmasean cheese instead of soft cheese. Will be making again soon! Thanks Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2011
Excellent. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2010
I made is exactly as written and it was wonderful. It was gone in no time flat! Thanks for the excellent recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2012
Making it again tonight so tasty! Read More
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