Crusty Onion Bruschetta

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 30 min.
Cook Time: 30 min.
Total: 60 min.
Kids will love this take on pizza—canned pizza sauce and plenty of cheese stuffed inside of a baguette.

Ingredients

  • 1 French bread baguette
  • 4 oz light cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup non-fat ricotta cheese
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 cup canned pizza sauce
  • 1 medium onion, cut into paper-thin wedges
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Parsley flakes (optional)

Directions

  • Split bread in half lengthwise. Pull out some bread from the 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°F 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.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 252
  Calories from Fat 66 (26%)
(11%)Total Fat 7g
(17%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
(5%)Cholesterol 15mg
(27%)Sodium 651mg
(8%)Potassium 281mg
Total Carbohydrate 36g
(9%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 1g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(20%)Protein 10g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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