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

Oven-Roasted Tomato Bruschetta with Mozzarella and Pesto

sara a.
Delicious buschetta made with oven-roasted tomatoes, pesto, fresh mozzarella, and balsamic glaze. A huge hit for any party!
4.91 from 11 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Servings 18 pieces
Calories 128 kcal

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: 1pieceCalories: 128kcal
Keyword Bruschetta with Pesto
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