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Oven baked crostini layered with pesto, oven-roasted tomatoes, melted mozzarella, balsamic drizzle, and fresh basil leaves.
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Oven-Roasted Tomato Bruschetta with Mozzarella and Pesto

Delicious buschetta made with oven-roasted tomatoes, pesto, fresh mozzarella, and balsamic glaze. A huge hit for any party!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Bruschetta with Pesto
Servings: 18 pieces
Calories: 128kcal
Author: sara a.

Ingredients

For the Oven-Roasted Tomatoes:

  • 4 roma tomatoes
  • olive oil
  • salt & freshly cracked black pepper

For the Crostini:

  • 1 baguette
  • olive oil
  • salt & freshly cracked black pepper

For the Bruschetta:

  • 1/2 cup pesto
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella sliced
  • 1/3 cup balsamic glaze
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil

Instructions

For Oven-Roasted Tomatoes:

  • Preheat the oven to 375 F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper, and set aside.
  • Slice the Roma tomatoes into about 1/2" slices, about 5 slices per tomato. Spread the tomato slices onto the baking sheet with parchment paper. Drizzle tomatoes with olive oil, then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast at 375 F for 25-30 minutes, until softened and slightly caramelized. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

For the Crostini:

  • While the tomatoes are roasting, slice the baguette into 1/4"-1/2" thick slices to get about 18 slices. Lay the sliced baguette on a separate baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, and lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake at 375 F for 3-5 minutes until crisp, then remove from the oven and allow to cool as the tomatoes finish roasting.

To Build the Bruschetta:

  • Spread pesto onto each baguette slice, then top each with an oven-roasted tomato. Divide the mozzarella slices amongst the crostini.* Bake these at 375 for about 3-4 minutes until the mozzarella has melted.
  • Remove from the oven, and allow to cool slightly. Drizzle with balsamic glaze, and top with fresh basil leaves.

Notes

*Tear some mozzarella slices into halves for smaller baguette slices, if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1piece | Calories: 128kcal