Roasted Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

three pieces of roasted tomato bruschetta on a plate

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This Oven-Roasted Cherry Tomato Bruschetta bursts with juicy tomatoes, garlic, and melted Havarti cheese on top of a crispy baguette. The perfect year-round appetizer for two (or more!). Please note: I doubled the recipe in the pictures.



For the tomatoes:

  • Glug of olive oil, enough to cover the bottom of the baking dish
  • 5 ounces (150g) cherry tomatoes, cut in half if large
  • 23 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2.5 ounces (67g) block of havarti cheese
  • sprinkle of kosher salt
  • crushed red pepper flakes, optional

For the bruschetta:

  • 1/2 baguette (French bread)
  • olive oil


  1. Preheat. Preheat the oven to 400ºF.  Position a rack in the middle of the oven and a second rack at the top of the oven (the highest it will go).
  2. Prepare the tomatoes. Lightly coat the bottom of a 6-inch skillet or small baking dish with olive oil. Add the tomatoes, garlic, and red pepper flakes, if using. Lightly sprinkle the tomato mixture with kosher salt. Toss to coat. Place the block of havarti cheese in the center of the skillet or baking dish. 
  3. Bake the tomatoes. Bake until the cheese is completely melted and the tomatoes release juices, about 20 minutes. After the 20 minutes, move the skillet or baking dish to the top rack and switch the oven to the broiler setting. Broil on high until the tomatoes and cheese blister on top, about 5 minutes. 
  4. Slice the bread. Meanwhile, slice the baguette on the diagonal into slices 1/2-inch wide. Place the slices in a single layer on a baking sheet and lightly brush both sides of each slice with olive oil. 
  5. Toast the bread. While the tomato mixture broils, place the baking sheet on the lowest oven rack and bake the bread slices until crisp and golden on top, about 2-3 minutes. Keep an eye on the bread the entire time to prevent it from burning.
  6. Assemble. Top each toast with the warm tomato mixture. Serve the Bruschetta promptly. 





Keywords: cherry tomato bruschetta, cherry tomato appetizer