Put a twist on classic bruschetta with this easy, flavor packed appetizer! We're addicted to this Fiesta Bruschetta made with melted taco seasoned cheese and fresh salsa!
I've shared our "football food" tradition with you before. Sometimes on game day, we'll make a big spread of appetizers and just munch in lieu of dinner. So, we are pretty serious about our dips and nibbles and small bites. This easy twist on bruschetta - loaded up with our favorite fresh salsa - definitely made the grade and got thumbs up all around from my football fan fam! And it's perfect to share with you since Cinco de Mayo is just days away!
I love having quick and easy appetizers in my entertaining arsenal and this twist on classic bruschetta is one of them. Whether I need some munchies for a pool party, a light bite for a girls day or just something easy and delicious for a Cinco de Mayo celebration, I just grab a few ingredients from my local grocery store and whip up a pan (or two) of this Fiesta Bruschetta!
If you can slice, stir and scoop, then you can make this!
First, slice a French baguette. I picked one up from our grocery store bakery.
Then, stir together the taco seasoning and shredded cheese. I like finely shredded cheese for this recipe because the taco seasoning seemed to stick to it better. But use what you have in your fridge - it will be delicious either way!
Scoop the seasoned cheese on your baguette slices and let the oven make it all melty and toasted.
Like this ... mmmmmmm.
(Oh, and line your baking sheet with a sheet of parchment paper - it makes clean up so much easier than the scrubbing I had to do on that baked on cheese.)
Then, scoop fresh salsa (as hot as you like it) on top of each cheesy bruschetta slice. Our local grocery store has a great fresh salsa so that is my go-to but feel free to make your favorite homemade salsa recipe to use to top these toasty slices of cheese covered bread.
That's it ... all that is left it to serve and dig in ... ole!! You can garnish the Fiesta Bruschetta with a little fresh cilantro or a jalapeño slice, but just like my nachos, I like my bruschetta tame 😉
- One loaf French baguette
- 1 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 -2 tablespoons taco seasoning (to taste)
- Your favorite fresh salsa
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Line a baking sheet with a sheet of parchment paper for easy clean up.
- Slice the baguette into 1 inch slices and arrange on a baking sheet.
- Mix the shredded cheese and taco seasoning together in a bowl.
- Divide cheese between baguette slices.
- Place baking sheet into the oven until the bread is toasted and the cheese has melted.
- Top each baguette slice with a teaspoon of fresh salsa.
Make sure you save this recipe for Fiesta Bruschetta for game day, your next get together or that rockin' Cinco de Mayo party!
If you like Fiesta Bruschetta, here are a few more appetizers for Cinco de Mayo!
Summer Guacamole with Sweet Corn, Cotija Cheese & Poblanos
Sweet & Smoky Baked Sweet Potato Chips
Our Fiesta Bruschetta may be shared here: