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!
Whichever team you are cheering for in a couple of weeks (or even if you’re just there to watch the commercials), this appetizer will definitely be a good companion to the big game.
This looks delicious! Need to make this soon!
Open wheel? You’re speaking my language! My dad owns sprints and midgets.
Awesome! So cool. As an Indiana girl, you know I’m open-wheel all the way. 🙂
Looks so good!
You’re photos are all so gorgeous! And this looks delicious! I love that its not a tradtional bruschetta, but who can argue with bacon, almond and cheddar?!
I’m pretty sure I would not be able to stop at one or two
I LOVE this!!!! I love crostini of all kinds and this recipe looks fantastic!!!
These look amazing! However I’m not a big fan of mayo… do you think I could substitue with something else? Thanks!
Hmmm, I honestly don’t think so. You could maybe try it with half mayo, half sour cream or cream cheese, but I’m not sure it’ll turn out the same. 🙂
This is my kind of appetizer!
Not sure I could stop myself from eating the whole tray! These look soooo good!
This is such a great idea for an appetizer! Sharing it!