Mozzarella and Roasted Red Pepper Boo-schetta

60 mins (prep 45)
12 ingredients
makes about 20 toasts, or 10 servings
Kids and adults alike will get a kick out of these "red-veined eyeball" toasts. The great thing about the boo-schetta is that a platter full of them not only looks eerie but also tastes delicious—a claim you can’t always make when striving for themed party food. Whatever you do, don't blink! These cheese-topped toasts will disappear before your very eyes. Editor's Note: This recipe is part of Gourmet's Modern Menu for Halloween: Spooky Snacks. Menu also includes Scary Barbecue Snack Mix and Chocolate-Covered Pumpkin Cheesecake Pops.

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  • 1 (12-inch-long) loaf of italian bread (about 2 to 3 inches in diameter), cut into 20 slices, about 1/2 inch thick
  • 1 to 2 large garlic cloves, halved crosswise
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 (1/2-pound) balls fresh, lightly salted mozzarella
  • 2 tablespoons prepared basil pesto (see cooks' notes)
  • 2 tablespoons mascarpone, softened
  • 7 large pitted black olives (mediterranean-style or canned california), ends trimmed and each olive cut crosswise into thirds
  • 1 (7-ounce) jar roasted red bell peppers, drained, patted dry, and cut into thin strips


Serving Size (4.94 g)
Servings 20
Amount per Serving
Calories 31.39 Calories from Fat 27.0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3.0g 92.23%
Saturated Fat 0.42g 41.87%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.01mg 0.1%
Sodium 31.01mg 25.85%
Total Carbohydrate 1.04g 6.93%
Dietary Fiber 0.04 g 3.08%
Sugars 0.1 g %
Protein 0.19g 7.41%
Vitamin A 1.86IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 0.84mg% Iron 0.06mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
large garlic cloves, freshly ground black pepper, prepared basil pesto, large pitted black olives