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Sweet & Savory Bruschetta

Prep time 20 mins
Cook time 3 mins
Yield 16
Enjoy a delicious, new way to serve up the first meal of the day!  Juicy strawberries and Johnsonville Breakfast Sausage Patties combine with the fresh flavors of mint and basil to deliver bite-size pieces of perfection.


  • 1 package (12 ounces) Johnsonville Breakfast Sausage Patties
  • 2 small Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 cup diced fresh pineapple
  • 4 strawberries, hulled and diced
  • 4 large fresh basil leaves, cut into thin strips
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 French baguette, cut into ½-inch slices
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 8 slices of fresh mozzarella, cut in half

How to Make It

  1. On a cutting board, cut each raw sausage patty in half and re-form into 16 mini patties.  In a nonstick skillet, over medium heat, cook sausage patties for 6-8 minutes, or until cooked through and browned, turning often.  Remove to a plate and keep warm.  In a bowl, combine tomato, pineapple, strawberries, basil, mint and syrup; set aside.  Place oven rack in the top third section of oven; set to broil.  On a baking sheet, place 16 slices of bread, brush lightly on one side with olive oil and place oiled side down.  Broil for 1-2 minutes or until lightly toasted.  Using tongs, flip bread slices.  Place 1 piece of mozzarella on each bread slice.  Return to oven; broil for 1 minute longer.  Transfer to a serving plate.  Top each with a cooked sausage patty.  Spoon 1 tablespoon of fruit mixture onto each patty and serve.