BLT Bruschetta

This BLT Bruschetta recipe is the perfect dish-to-pass for a last minute get together, party or game day celebration. Tomatoes, bacon, parsley and green onions come together in a creamy mixture and are spread atop crispy slices of baguette. This delicious flavor combination makes wonderful little appetizers that you won’t be able to stop eating!

This BLT Bruschetta recipe is the perfect dish-to-pass for a last minute get together, party or game day celebration. Tomatoes, bacon, parsley and green onions come together in a creamy mixture and are spread atop crispy slices of baguette. This delicious flavor combination makes wonderful little appetizers that you won't be able to stop eating!

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For years and years my Aunt Mimi and Uncle Earl would have a New Years Day open house. It was a casual affair full of great food, refreshing drinks and all sorts of interesting people.

I always looked forward to this event. My cousins and I would hangout and catch up while eating all the things.

This BLT Bruschetta recipe is the perfect dish-to-pass for a last minute get together, party or game day celebration. Tomatoes, bacon, parsley and green onions come together in a creamy mixture and are spread atop crispy slices of baguette. This delicious flavor combination makes wonderful little appetizers that you won't be able to stop eating!

As I got older, I also began looking forward to bringing a dish to pass. It was such fun coming up with ideas for new and interesting appetizer and dessert options.

One such year, I found a recipe for BLT Bites from Taste of Home. To say it was love at first site would be an understatement.

I mean it’s a BLT in an adorable, bite-size form, what’s not to like? I knew I had to make it for that year’s New Year’s Day open house.

This BLT Bruschetta recipe is the perfect dish-to-pass for a last minute get together, party or game day celebration. Tomatoes, bacon, parsley and green onions come together in a creamy mixture and are spread atop crispy slices of baguette. This delicious flavor combination makes wonderful little appetizers that you won't be able to stop eating!

Ahhhh, those were simpler times. I was younger then and really just beginning to get my feet wet when it came to cooking.

I was bright-eyed and all-too-eager to put all of my  kitchen tools to work. One might say I was overly-ambitious. I prefer excited.

This BLT Bruschetta recipe is the perfect dish-to-pass for a last minute get together, party or game day celebration. Tomatoes, bacon, parsley and green onions come together in a creamy mixture and are spread atop crispy slices of baguette. This delicious flavor combination makes wonderful little appetizers that you won't be able to stop eating!

The morning of the party, I got to work. My kitchen smelled of delicious bacon, frying on the stove. I began the task of hollowing out the cherry tomatoes.

In my fantasy of making the perfect BLT Bites, I imagined these teeny, tiny stuffed tomatoes. So without thinking about how objects in photos can sometimes appear to be different in size than how they look in real life, I purchased grape tomatoes instead of cherry tomatoes. Silly me.

This BLT Bruschetta recipe is the perfect dish-to-pass for a last minute get together, party or game day celebration. Tomatoes, bacon, parsley and green onions come together in a creamy mixture and are spread atop crispy slices of baguette. This delicious flavor combination makes wonderful little appetizers that you won't be able to stop eating!

As you can probably guess, I had an extremely difficult time trying to hollow out the tomatoes to the point that I knew it was not going to work.

So I did what any stubbornly optimistic gal would do. I threw myself a pity party which lasted all of five minutes and then I MacGyvered the recipe into what I needed it to be.

I had already made a decent mess out of the tomatoes when it occurred to me: why not chop them up and add them to the mixture. Everything tastes better on bread anyway. Because carbs.

This BLT Bruschetta recipe is the perfect dish-to-pass for a last minute get together, party or game day celebration. Tomatoes, bacon, parsley and green onions come together in a creamy mixture and are spread atop crispy slices of baguette. This delicious flavor combination makes wonderful little appetizers that you won't be able to stop eating!

So I picked myself up by my boot straps, ran out to Wegmans (ie- the other happiest place on earth) and grabbed some pre-sliced baguette.

I toasted those puppies up, topped them with the BLT mixture and the rest was history. You can imagine how thrilled I was when everyone when crazy over them!

This BLT Bruschetta recipe is the perfect dish-to-pass for a last minute get together, party or game day celebration. Tomatoes, bacon, parsley and green onions come together in a creamy mixture and are spread atop crispy slices of baguette. This delicious flavor combination makes wonderful little appetizers that you won't be able to stop eating!

I’ve made these a handful of times since then, changing the recipe more and more until it was exactly what I wanted it to be.

And now here we are. Savory bacon, sweet tomatoes, green onions and parsley for flavor. All mixed together in a creamy mixture of mayonnaise and sour cream and served atop crispy pieces of sliced baguette.

These will not last long at any party, so make sure you eat a couple while you’re preparing them. Ya know, just to make sure they’re good (oh, they’re good!)!

This BLT Bruschetta recipe is the perfect dish-to-pass for a last minute get together, party or game day celebration. Tomatoes, bacon, parsley and green onions come together in a creamy mixture and are spread atop crispy slices of baguette. This delicious flavor combination makes wonderful little appetizers that you won't be able to stop eating!

Other great appetizer options for parties and game day:

Buffalo Chicken Braid

Bacon Jalapeno Ranch Crescents

Philly Cheese Steak Bombs

Meat Lover’s Pizza Bites

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BLT Bruschetta

This BLT Bruschetta recipe is the perfect dish-to-pass for a last minute get together, party or game day celebration. Tomatoes, bacon, parsley and green onions come together in a creamy mixture and are spread atop crispy slices of baguette. This delicious flavor combination makes wonderful little appetizers that you won't be able to stop eating!

10 minPrep Time

12 minCook Time

22 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 baguette, sliced to about 1/2 an inch thick
  • 1 cup of crumbled bacon
  • 2 cups of tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1/4 cup of scallions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup of fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/3 cup of sour cream
  • 1/4 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1/4 tsp of pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Bake your baguette slices for 10-12 minutes (don't go too long, you don't want them to be impossible to bite into).
  3. While the baguette slices bake, mix all remaining ingredients well.
  4. Once the baguette slices have cooled, place scoops of the bacon mixture onto the pieces of baguette and serve immediately.
  5. Enjoy!
Cuisine: Game day, party | Recipe Type: Appetizer
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This BLT Bruschetta recipe is the perfect dish-to-pass for a last minute get together, party or game day celebration. Tomatoes, bacon, parsley and green onions come together in a creamy mixture and are spread atop crispy slices of baguette. This delicious flavor combination makes wonderful little appetizers that you won't be able to stop eating!

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    heather (delicious not gorgeous)
    September 9, 2016 at 2:41 pm new year's day parties are the best! my cousin's grandma used to host one before she retired, and there would be the most amazing food (lots of homemade sushi, traditional japanese mochi soup, homegrown tangerines, sometimes fresh crab if there was a deal!). this bruschetta sounds delicious, but quick question: 1/3 or 13 cups of sour cream? i think it'd be a lot more tasty one way than the other (;
    • Reply
      Jessy
      September 9, 2016 at 4:10 pm Yikes- great catch- thank you for pointing that out, I'll go fix it now (definitely not 13 cups haha)! Wow, that New Years party sounds like foodie heaven- that would totally be an invite I'd want :)
  • Reply
    Heidi
    September 12, 2016 at 8:46 pm Great appetizer and even for a light lunch! Thanks!
    • Reply
      Jessy
      September 13, 2016 at 5:10 pm Thank you- I agree and I totally ate this for lunch after photographing! #noregrets

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