Italian Bruschetta Recipe with Crushed Tomatoes

Italian Bruschetta Recipe with Crushed Tomatoes

Rich tangy tomato flavor is the hero in this incredibly versatile classic. Be sure to use only good quality extra-virgin olive oil. It provides a delicious buttery compliment to the freshly-harvested taste of the tomatoes.

Made with Crushed tomatoes

Mutti® Polpa keeps all the freshness of freshly picked tomatoes. This unique product combines the finely cut pulpy part of the fruit with its own juice.

cooking sketch 15 min (COOK TIME: 5 min / PREP TIME: 10 min)

cooking sketch Easy


  • 1 can (14 oz.) Mutti® Crushed Tomatoes
  • 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 slices baguette or crusty Italian loaf cut into 1/2-inch thick (about 18 inches long)
  • 2-4 cloves garlic, halved
  • leaves Thinly sliced fresh basil

Recipe tip:
This recipe works well with many other toppings, including sliced fresh mozzarella, gorgonzola or goat cheese crumbles, and your favorite chopped fresh herbs.

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Italian Bruschetta Recipe with Crushed Tomatoes: Method

  1. Pour Mutti® Crushed Tomatoes into a fine strainer and allow to drain for 30 minutes to remove some of the moisture, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir together the drained tomatoes and 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a small bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and set aside on the counter for 3 hours before serving to allow flavors to blend and develop.
  3. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  4. Arrange bread slices on a large baking sheet. Brush with the remaining olive oil. Bake 5-7 minutes until lightly toasted. Rub each slice with the cut side of one of the garlic cloves.
  5. To serve, stir tomato mixture and spread about 1 tablespoon on each toast slice. Garnish with thinly sliced fresh basil.

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