Archive for savory appetizers Archives - Good Cook
Lindsay® Olives Bruschetta

olive bruschetta

Party appetizers don’t have to be difficult to make! Like this simple recipe for Lindsay Olives Bruschetta. It takes just minutes to toss together, but it’s elegant enough to add sparkle to any party. The fresh tomatoes, basil, and salty olives make a light and vibrant combo that really stand out against heavier party fare.

This recipe is incredibly versatile and can be enjoyed a number of ways. Serve on top of a toasted baguette or use as a dip alongside pita chips for more casual gatherings. Or make a double batch and use the leftovers on top of grilled chicken or mix into fresh pasta with crumbled goat cheese. This recipe is so delightful, it will become a staple in your kitchen year round!

Lindsay Olives Bruschetta

Fun Flavor Twists

Enjoy this recipe as written below. Or try these easy upgrades:

  • Perfect Puree. Nix the tomatoes and make an olive-and-herb bruschetta by blending it in the food processor until coarse. Makes a great sandwich spread, too!
  • Swap for Sundried. Swap in well chopped sundried tomatoes for fresh ones. Delicious on just-toasted rustic bread.
  • Make it Melty. Spread bruschetta on baguette slices, then top with shaved parmesan, pop in the oven at 400°F just until melted, and enjoy!

Get the Tools

From budget-friendly baking pans to bread knives, you can find all of the tools needed to make this recipe in our Good Cook Amazon Store. Click here to shop the collection.

If You Like This Recipe, You’ll Love

Want even more tasty ideas like this one? Don’t miss these amazing eats:

Lindsay Olives Bruschetta

Print

Lindsay Olives Bruschetta

This fresh and vibrant appetizer makes an impression at any gathering.

  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 15
  • Yield: 8

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Lindsay® Naturals Green olives, sliced
  • 1/2 cup Lindsay® Black Ripe Large olives, sliced
  • 1 cup tomatoes, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, diced
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 18-24 baguette slices, toasted

Instructions

In a large bowl, toss together the olives, tomatoes, garlic, basil, vinegar, and olive oil. Season with just enough salt to bring out the flavor of the tomatoes. Spoon over baguette slices to serve.

Notes

 

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmail
Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms

Simple appetizers: Sausage and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms. Maybe the quickest holiday appetizer you've ever baked.

These Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms are incredibly tasty and satisfying. Each yummy bite is filled with a delicious combo of goat cheese (you can swap in cream cheese, too), sausage and dried cranberries. This simple app can be prepped up to 48 hours in advance, making it the perfect dish to have at the ready for impromptu holiday gatherings. When ready to serve, simply toss in the oven and bake until golden brown. Easiest appetizer ever!

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms -- GoodCook.com

 

Fun Flavor Twists

Enjoy this recipe as written below. Or try these easy upgrades:

  • Make ‘Em with Bacon. Add bacon bits to the mix for an extra tasty twist.
  • Cheese it Up. Stir in shredded sharp cheddar, Swiss and/or Romano for a three-cheese take on this recipe.
  • Go Veggie. Prepping this recipe for a vegan or vegetarian crowd? Swap in vegan sausage crumbles and vegan cream cheese. Still works like a charm! 

Get the Tools

Bake like a pro. Need to stock your kitchen with cooking essentials? You can find everything you need–from baking sheets to parchment paper–in our Amazon Store. Click here now to shop and ship directly to your front door.

If You Like This Recipe, You’ll Love

Want even more tasty ideas like this one? Don’t miss these amazing eats:

Simple Appetizers: Baked Mushrooms Stuffed with Sausage and Cream Cheese

Print

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Baby portabella caps are stuffed with goat cheese, sausage, and dried cranberries to create these beautiful appetizers. A perfect party starter, stuff your mushroom caps up to 48 before you’re ready to serve, then bake when needed!

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 5

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces goat cheese or cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup Italian sausage, cooked
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 15 mushroom caps, stems removed
  • nonstick olive oil spray

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a small bowl, stir together goat cheese, sausage, cranberries, and garlic. Spoon goat cheese filling into the center of each mushroom cap. Spray each mushroom with a thin layer of nonstick olive oil spray, place on a baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until mushrooms are soft and goat cheese filling is golden.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 15
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmail