Bacon Almond Cheddar Bruschetta is a rich and cheesy appetizer that is the perfect option for your game day eats.
Ready in 20 minutes
Something you might not know about me: I’m kind of a huge, obsessive, scream-at-the-top-of-my-lungs sports fan. Yep, I’m totally one of those people. College basketball, hockey, and open-wheel racing are my drugs of choice, but I really don’t discriminate. If it involves someone keeping score of something and a winner and a loser, I’ll probably watch it.
Even though football doesn’t top my list for favorite sports to watch, I still, happily wear my blue and support the mighty horse during playoff season. I was really hopeful we’d see an Indiana team in the final game this year, but alas, it wasn’t meant to be.
Sure, I’m a little bummed that my team didn’t quite make it to the big game, but that just means that there will be a lot less pressure on game day. Instead, I can now focus on what really is the best part of the game—the food!
I like a fancy restaurant dinner with wine and lobster and creme brûlée as much as the next girl (okay, not particularly), but if you were to ask me what I’d want for my last meal, it would be a game day spread. Give me some good beer, some cheese-filled appetizers, and the big game, and I’m a happy lady.
These “bruschetta” are pretty much everything a good game-day dish should be. There is bacon (check!), cheese (check!), hot sauce (check!), and a heavy-handed dose of mayo (check!). All of this is mixed with toasted, sliced almonds and finely minced onions to give these toasts an incredible flavor and crunch!
These toasts aren’t light or particularly healthy. Although, they do use all “real” ingredients—so, like with most foods, just as long as you don’t wolf down the whole tray, you’re fine. And because they are so rich and cheesy, one or two toasts is plenty to satisfy—especially when combined with other foods at your game day party (like this or this or this).