My favorite family recipes

Bruschetta with Peppers & Mozzarella February 5, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — cablefamilycooks @ 7:18 pm

My cousin Jamie came to visit Ryan and I in Buffalo this weekend.  Jamie and I decided to watch Julie & Julia while making a recipe from the movie.  None of us like tomatoes, so we decided to find a recipe for bruschetta that had peppers instead.  We found this recipe on and tweaked it a little bit.  It was so easy to make and we loved it so much that we made it twice this weekend.  Come on, who doesn’t love peppers and onions fried in butter?

3-4 T. butter

1/2 red bell pepper, chopped finely

1/2 yellow pepper, chopped finely

1/2 orange pepper, chopped finely

1/2 small onion, chopped

1/2 tsp. sugar

1 T. dried parsley

1 T. dried basil leaves

Pinch of salt

1 loave wheat French bread

Olive oil

2 c. Mozzarella cheese


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 

Melt butter in a large skillet.  Add peppers and onions.  Cook until soft (12-15 minutes).

Sprinkle with sugar, parsley, basil leaves, salt.  Cook 2 more minutes.  Set aside.

Slice bread crosswise into 16-18 thin round slices.  Brush bread with olive oil on one side.

Place bread on a baking sheet, oil side down.  Toast in oven until lightly browned (7-10 minutes).

Flip bread so that oil side is up.  Sprinkle cheese on toast.  Top each toast round with a spoonful of pepper/onion mixture.

Toast again 1-2 minutes (until cheese has melted).  Serve immediately.



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