Ham and Cheese Bruschetta

Crunchy, garlicky bread topped with ham, gooey, melted cheese and fresh tomatoes and herbs makes this the most delicious Ham and Cheese Bruschetta, perfect for any party or even a easy family meal.



1 loaf Italian baguette (1/2 lb)

2 Tablespoons – 1/4 cup olive oil

24 garlic cloves, sliced in half

3/4 lb ham, chopped

6 oz. grated cheese (Mozzarella, Provolone, Asiago, Romano, Cheddar, Colby Jack)

23 large tomatoes, finely chopped

1 Tablespoon chopped fresh herbs (parsley, basil, oregano, etc.)

salt, ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Slice the bread on the bias or into circles. 
  2. Place the sliced bread onto a rimmed baking sheet and bake it into the preheated oven for about 5 minutes until the bread is slightly golden. 
  3. Cut up the ham separately. Cut the tomatoes and the fresh herbs and combine them in a medium bowl along with 2 Tablespoons of olive oil, season with salt and pepper to taste. Grate the cheese. 
  4. When the bread is toasted, slice the garlic cloves in half and rub the garlic over the surface of each slice of bread. 
  5. Place the chopped ham on top of the bread, then with the tomato mixture and lastly with the grated cheese. 
  6. Put the sandwiches in the oven and cook for another 5-10 minutes, until the cheese is melted. 
  7. Serve warm.