Roasted Pepper Bruschetta is the ultimate appetizer! Combining balsamic marinated sweet peppers and goat cheese is a flavor experience you won’t soon forget.

We love bell pepper recipes around here like marinated mini peppers or canned bell peppers and these roasted peppers don’t disappoint!

Roasted Pepper Bruschetta on a platter garnished with basil

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Roasted Pepper Bruschetta!

The inspiration for these came from one of my Favorite Cookbooks; Barefoot Contessa at Home. We were quite smitten with Ina Garten’s Roasted Pepper Sandwiches and knew they would make an incredible bruschetta! If you love roasted red peppers then this is a must try!

Make this Roasted Bell Pepper Bruschetta and everyone will be talking about your appetizers!

What is Bruschetta?

Bruschetta is an Italian appetizer or “antipasto” consisting of a toasted bread called “crostini” with flavorful toppings (tomatoes, vegetables or even cured meats like prosciutto). These are essentially tiny sandwiches that can be consumed in 1 bite.

Up close bruschetta with goat cheese and roasted peppers

What Can I Substitute for Goat Cheese?

Goat cheese is available in most large grocery stores and if you can find it, look for the one labeled “Montrachet” which is a garlic and herb goat cheese, but plain goat cheese will work.

You can substitute goat cheese with cream cheese for this recipe. You can amp up the cream cheese by adding 1 pressed garlic clove and a tablespoon of fresh herbs such as finely minced chives or dill.

Ingredients for Bruschetta with goat cheese, bell peppers, baguette

Important Tips for Roasting Bell Peppers:

  • Always line your baking sheet with foil or you’ll be scrubbing your pan for hours. If you’re worried about aluminum touching your food, keep in mind the bell pepper skins create a barrier that is later removed and discarded.
  • Roast peppers for 30-40 minutes (depending on how large), and turning them a few times while roasting until they are blackened and completely wrinkled, otherwise the skins will be difficult to remove.
  • Covering the roasted peppers and letting them rest 30 minutes makes it easier to remove the skins.

How to roast bell peppers

You can make these marinated bell peppers days ahead and they just get better with time.

Marinated roasted bell peppers

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Roasted Pepper Bruschetta

5 from 23 votes
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Roasted Pepper Bruschetta appetizers
Marinated Roasted Pepper Bruschetta is the ultimate appetizer. The combination of balsamic marinated sweet peppers and goat cheese is a flavor experience you won’t soon forget.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Resting Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 25 Bruschetta
  • 3 large bell peppers, red, yellow or orange
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed or finely minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 French baguette, sliced into 25 slices
  • 4 oz garlic Montrachet or plain goat cheese, room temp or cream cheese
  • basil leaves to garnish, optional

Instructions

How to Roast Bell Peppers:

  • Preheat oven to 500˚F. Place whole bell peppers on a rimmed baking sheet lined with foil and roast 30-40 min until skins are completely wrinkled and peppers are charred, turning a couple times while roasting. Remove from oven, cover tightly with aluminum foil and let rest 30 min until cool enough to handle.

Make the Marinated Bell Pepper Topping:

  • Remove stems and cut the bell pepper into quarters. Remove and discard peels and seeds. Slice peppers into 1/2” wide slices and transfer to a medium bowl.
  • Add 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil, 2 tsp balsamic vinegar, 2 pressed garlic cloves, 1 tsp sea salt and 1/2 tsp black pepper. Stir to combine, cover and refrigerate 1 hour (or overnight) for the flavors to meld.

Toast and Assemble Bruschetta:

  • Brush both sides with olive oil and bake at 350˚F for 5 minutes, just until edges are crisp and centers are still soft. Remove form oven and cool to room temperature. 
  • Spread a thin layer of goat cheese over the top of toasts then divide the marinated roasted peppers evenly between 25 toasts and garnish with fresh basil.

Nutrition Per Serving

51kcal Calories6g Carbs1g Protein2g Fat2mg Cholesterol171mg Sodium41mg Potassium495IU Vitamin A18.3mg Vitamin C16mg Calcium0.5mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Roasted Pepper Bruschetta
Amount per Serving
Calories
51
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
2
g
3
%
Cholesterol
 
2
mg
1
%
Sodium
 
171
mg
7
%
Potassium
 
41
mg
1
%
Carbohydrates
 
6
g
2
%
Protein
 
1
g
2
%
Vitamin A
 
495
IU
10
%
Vitamin C
 
18.3
mg
22
%
Calcium
 
16
mg
2
%
Iron
 
0.5
mg
3
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Bruschetta, Roasted Pepper Bruschetta
Skill Level: Easy/Medim
Cost to Make: $
Calories: 51
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  • Linda
    February 9, 2023

    One of my and my family’s favourites!! Always a winner with guests as well!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 10, 2023

      So glad to hear that!

      Reply

  • Cecilia
    October 19, 2022

    How long with the marinated peppers last in the refrigerator. I have them in the marinade bowl with plastic wrap and don’t need them for five days. Too long?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 20, 2022

      You can make these marinated bell peppers days ahead, that should be fine!

      Reply

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