Caprese Bruschetta USDA Recipe for Child Care Centers

Age Group: Ages 6-18
Serving Size: 25-50
Caprese refers to the use of mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil in this recipe. Bruschetta refers to the use of toasted bread as the base for the toppings. It sounds fancy, but it’s really quite easy to put together.
¾ cup vegetable
1 oz eq grains
¼ oz eq meat alternate
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Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 8 minutes


  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Preheat oven to 350 °F.
  • In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, garlic, basil, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, and mozzarella cheese. Set aside. Keep cold at 40 °F or lower (see notes).
  • Separate sandwich thins and place both halves on a sheet pan (18” x 26” x 1”). Bake for about 6–8 minutes or until toasted.
    For 25 servings, use 1 pan.
    For 50 servings, use 2 pans.
  • Place ¾ cup (6 oz server) tomato mixture on each toasted half.
  • Serve 1 piece. Serve immediately, or keep tomato mixture cold at 40 °F or lower.


Nutrition Facts
Caprese Bruschetta USDA Recipe for Child Care Centers
Amount Per Serving 1 piece Caprese Bruschetta
Calories 135 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 285mg12%
Total Carbohydrate 22g7%
Dietary Fiber 3g13%
Total Sugars 6g7%
Protein 6g12%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
*Marketing Guide
25 Servings:
Tomatoes, fresh: 10 lb 2 oz
50 Servings:
Tomatoes, fresh: 20 lb 4 oz


  • Contains milk (mozzarella cheese) and wheat (sandwich thins). Sandwich thins can be a hidden source of common allergens which include, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, fish, shellfish, soy, wheat, and sesame.
  • Sesame can appear as an ingredient in foods where it might not be expected (sandwich thins) and may be included in ingredient statements as “spice” or “flavoring.”
  • If not serving immediately, store sandwich thins and tomato mixture separately. Keep tomato mixture cold at 40 °F or lower.
  • The symbol indicates the recipe is whole grain-rich.
  • Creditable grains contribution calculated using the Recipe Analysis Workbook, Method A.
Yield / Volume
25 Servings:
11 lb 2 oz
25 Caprese Bruschetta
50 Servings:
22 lb 5 oz
50 Caprese Bruschetta