Recipe courtesy of Johnsonville Sausages

Sweet and Savory Bruschetta

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.
  • Total: 23 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 3 min
  • Yield: 16 Servings
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Ingredients

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 1/2-inch slices

1/3 cup olive oil

8 slices of fresh mozzarella, cut in half

Directions

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

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