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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!)!
Other great appetizer options for parties and game day:
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
- 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
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Bake your baguette slices for 10-12 minutes (don't go too long, you don't want them to be impossible to bite into).
- While the baguette slices bake, mix all remaining ingredients well.
- Once the baguette slices have cooled, place scoops of the bacon mixture onto the pieces of baguette and serve immediately.
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