Sweet and Savory Bruschetta

Enjoy a delicious new way to serve up the first meal of the day! Juicy strawberries and Johnsonville Breakfast Sausage...
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Enjoy a delicious new way to serve up the first meal of the day! Juicy strawberries and Johnsonville Breakfast Sausage Patties combine with the fresh flavors of mint and basil to deliver bite-size pieces of perfection.

16
Servings
104
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 12  Ounces  Johnsonville Breakfast Sausage Patties
  • small Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2  Cup  fresh pineapple, diced
  • strawberries, hulled and diced
  • basil leaves, chiffonade
  • 1/4  Cup  mint leaves, chopped
  • 3  Tablespoons  maple syrup
  • French baguette, half-inch slices
  • 1/3  Cup  olive oil
  • slices of fresh mozzarella, cut in half

Directions

On a cutting board, cut each raw sausage patty in half and re-form them into 16 mini patties. In a nonstick skillet over medium heat, cook the sausage patties for 6 to 8 minutes, or until cooked through and browned, remembering to turn the patties often. Remove the patties from the heat and set aside on a plate. 

In a bowl, combine tomato, pineapple, strawberries, basil, mint, and syrup; set aside. Place the oven rack in the top third section of the oven; set to broil. On a baking sheet, place 16 slices of bread, brush lightly on one side with olive oil, and place oiled side down. Broil for 1 to 2 minutes or until lightly toasted. Using tongs, flip bread slices. Place one piece of the mozzarella on each slice of bread. Return the bread and cheese to the oven; broil for 1 minute longer. Transfer to a serving plate. Top each with a cooked sausage patty. Spoon 1 tablespoon of fruit mixture onto each patty and serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
10%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
4g
3%
Protein
7g
15%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
6mg
8%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
17mg
2%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
2mg
1%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
81mg
12%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
144mg
10%
Thiamin
2mg
100%
Water
19g
1%

Bruschetta Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Bruschetta Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.