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Crusty Onion Bruschetta

Crusty Onion Bruschetta
Crusty Onion Bruschetta
Photo by: National Onion Association
Here’s a delicious Italian-inspired recipe courtesy of the National Onion Association


1 French bread baguette (about 8 ounces)

4 ounces light cream cheese

1/2 c. nonfat or low fat ricotta cheese

2 tsp. dried oregano

2 tsp. dried basil

1 c. pizza sauce, canned

1 medium onion, cut into paper-thin wedges

1/4 c. Parmesan cheese, grated

Parsley flakes (optional)


Split bread in half lengthwise. Pull out some bread from center of each half, leaving a 1/2-inch shell. Beat cheeses and herbs with fork and spread mixture along length of both bread halves. Place a ribbon of pizza sauce and a single layer of onions over cheese mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan and bake on baking sheet at 400 degrees for 30 minutes or until onion is tender and tips are slightly blackened, but crust is not too dark. Sprinkle with dry parsley flakes if desired. Cut crosswise into narrow strips.


Makes eight servings.

Each serving has 190 calories, 4 grams (g) of fat, 8 g of protein, 30 g of carbohydrate, 2 g of fiber and 530 milligrams of sodium.

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