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bacon, lettuce, and tomato topped toasted bread slices served on a tray
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5 from 3 votes

BLT Bruschetta

Fresh, crispy, and full of flavor, this yummy twist on bruschetta is sure to be a hit!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: bruschetta bread, how to make bruschetta, italian bruschetta recipe
Servings: 8
Calories: 285kcal


  • Oven


For the Bread

  • 8 slices Italian bread, 1/2-inch thick
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, cut in half, longwise

For the Topping


  • Preheat oven to 400˚F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
  • Using a pastry brush, brush each slice of bread with olive oil; transfer slices to prepared baking sheet, oiled-side down.
  • Toast bread in the preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden brown and toasted.
  • Remove from oven; flip over the bread slices, and rub the cut side of the garlic cloves over each slice of toasted bread.
    Spread basil pesto over each slice of bread. Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, toss lettuce with tomatoes, bacon and balsamic dressing; spoon over toast slices.
  • Season tops with salt and fresh cracked pepper.
  • Top with shaved parmesan.
  • Serve.


Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 369mg | Potassium: 250mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 690IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg