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I created this on a whim and served it at my annual 2007 Christmas hors d'oeuvres party for my friends. I was planning to make traditional bruschetta but was worried it would get cold or soggy before all my guests arrived. It's simple and a convenient way to serve bruschetta in a party setting.
- 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 teaspoon basil, dried
- 1 teaspoon oregano, dried
- 2 tablespoons onions, minced
- 1 tablespoon Spanish olives, chopped
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese, grated
- 1⁄2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
- 6 -8 cups French baguettes, thinly sliced
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Combine tomatoes, garlic, basil, oregano, onion, olives, oil and 1 tbs. parmesan cheese in a small casserole dish. With back of spoon, smooth down top of mixture until flat.
- Sprinkle 1/2 cup parmesan cheese evenly over top.
- Bake at 350 F for 10-12 minutes or until heated through.
- While this is baking, slice bread and arrange as desired. If desired, lightly toast the bread before arranging.
- Turn off oven heat and preheat broiler to medium heat. Place tomato mixture 2-3 inches under broiler for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned.
- Serve immediately, allow guests to spoon the mixture onto pre-sliced bread.