Caramelized Onion Bruschetta

Serve with an entrée salad, a pasta dish, or a hearty bowl of soup.

Yield: 2 servings (serving size: 1 bread half)
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 236
  • Calories from fat: 29%
  • Fat: 7.5g
  • Saturated fat: 3.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.6g
  • Protein: 8.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 34.1g
  • Fiber: 2.6g
  • Cholesterol: 15mg
  • Iron: 1.7mg
  • Sodium: 499mg
  • Calcium: 139mg


  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 (6-inch) piece French bread baguette (about 4 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Melt the butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and sugar; cook 14 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; stir in basil.
  3. Cut bread in half horizontally. Place bread, cut sides up, on a baking sheet. Broil the bread for 2 minutes or until toasted. Spread 1 tablespoon caramelized onion mixture over each bread half. Sprinkle each bread half with 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper. Broil for 1 minute or until cheese melts.
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