Breakfast Bruschetta

This Breakfast Bruschetta is far from being an appetizer! This is a hearty flavorful breakfast idea. The savory topping of eggs, bacon, cheese, and tomato and spinach saute are like heaven on your tastebuds!

Breakfast Bruschetta in foreground made with a toasted english muffin topped with a tomato spinach base then layered with scrambled eggs, bacon, and cheese

Breakfast Bruschetta is perfect for weekend brunch, showers, or even just a breakfast for dinner meal! From the first bite you take, the texture and flavors will have your taste buds doing a happy dance!

A winning recipe from a reader

This recipe for Breakfast Bruschetta was an entry into a brunch contest I held on Grumpy’s Honeybunch. Readers submitted one of their favorite recipes for me to make and I chose the winning recipe after making them all.

While I love my sweets, I always end up loving savory dishes more. This recipe had a freshness to it from the seasoned tomato and spinach topping. That factor, as well as the crispy bacon, was the winning part of this recipe for me. I will be forever grateful to my reader, whose name is Lisa, for submitting this to my contest!!

A collage of the assembly steps. Finished product on the left, tomato spinach saute, bacon and eggs, and toasted muffin

What exactly is Bruschetta?

Bruschetta is normally toasted Italian Bread that has been drenched with olive oil and topped with garlic or tomatoes. For this breakfast bruschetta recipe, I chose to use a toasted english muffin.

This Breakfast Bruschetta is a recipe that should also be served hot. After all, bacon, eggs, and cheese are far tastier when they are hot rather than cold.

The spinach mixture that goes on the muffin is the “wet” part of the recipe that soaks into the muffin.

Crispy fried bacon on a paper towel lined plate

Tips for making the best breakfast sandwich

  • Use a hearty English muffin and toast it until golden brown
  • Make sure your bacon is brown and crisp, not burnt, but not soggy either.
  • Use the bacon fat to saute the vegetables that will top the English muffin. This will add a smoky delicious flavor to the spinach along with the garlic.
  • Don’t overcook the scrambled eggs otherwise they will dry out when the Breakfast Bruschetta goes under the broiler
Breakfast Bruschetta

Make this recipe your way

  • Make a bruschetta and skip the bacon. Or, use vegetarian breakfast strips and cook the spinach mixture with butter.
  • Toast a sturdy slice of bread such as Tuscan pane or Italian bread to use in place of the English muffin.
  • Use a poached or fried egg in place of the scrambled egg.
  • Swap out the mozzarella cheese for a Swiss, Colby, or Cheddar Cheese.
  • Substitute this Venison Breakfast sausage for the bacon in the recipe.

Other savory breakfast ideas

Easy Breakfast Tacos

Turkey Bacon Breakfast Burrito

Fried Green Tomato Eggs Benedict

Smokehouse Steak Quiche

Hash Brown Taco Pie

Waffle Egg Sandwiches

Avocado Egg Chilaquiles

Swiss Tomato Sausage Strata

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Breakfast Bruschetta in foreground made with a toasted english muffin topped with a tomato spinach base then layered with scrambled eggs, bacon, and cheese

Breakfast Bruschetta

A crispy english muffin with topped with a tomato/spinach bruschetta, scrambled eggs, bacon and cheese. This Breakfast Bruschetta is super flavorful and so simple to make! 
5 from 7 votes
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Course: Breakfast & Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bacon, breakfast, breakfast bruschetta, brunch, spinach
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 3
Calories: 335kcal
Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Ingredients

  • 3 whole English muffins split
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 small tomato diced
  • 1/3 cup diced sweet red bell pepper
  • 4 green onions chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 3 slices thick-sliced bacon cooked until crispy
  • 3 large eggs scrambled
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • sweet Hungarian paprika
  • fresh basil chiffonade optional

Instructions

TO PREPARE THE BRUSCHETTA TOPPING:

  • Break up the Crispy Bacon into 1/2" pieces.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the spinach, garlic, sweet pepper, tomato, onions, and paprika. Saute until spinach is wilted. Remove spinach mixture and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, over medium-high heat, scramble the eggs until just fluffy. Set aside. Toss the scrambled eggs with the crumbled bacon.

TO ASSEMBLE THE BREAKFAST BRUSCHETTA:

  • Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper and place the split English muffins on the sheet cut sides up. Place sheet in the oven under the broiler and broil until just toasty brown. Watch carefully so you don’t burn the muffins.
  • Remove the English muffins from the oven and assemble the bruschetta. Place 2-3 tablespoons of spinach mixture on each English Muffin. Then, place 2 tablespoons of Scrambled Egg mixture on top of the spinach. Sprinkle with shredded Mozzarella cheese. 
  • Place the baking sheet under the broiler on high setting. Broil until the cheese is melted, about 1-2 minutes, watching carefully so it does not burn.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste and top with fresh basil chiffonade (if using)

Notes

Tips for making the best breakfast sandwich

  • Use a hearty English muffin and toast it until golden brown
  • Make sure your bacon is brown and crisp, not burnt, but not soggy either.
  • Use the bacon fat to saute the vegetables that will top the English muffin. This will add a smoky delicious flavor to the spinach along with the garlic.
  • Don’t overcook the scrambled eggs otherwise they will dry out when the Breakfast Bruschetta goes under the broiler

Nutrition

Calories: 335kcal

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.

56 Comments

  1. pegasuslegend April 25, 2010 at 11:00 am - Reply

    a genious different beautiful brunch idea~

  2. Bellini Valli April 25, 2010 at 11:18 am - Reply

    This is one of those "Ah-moment" dishes Shelby.

  3. Mags April 25, 2010 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    What a great and healthy looking breakfast idea. I'm thinking that this will be great for when the kids come for Mother's Day.

  4. Suzanne a.k.a. vivisue April 25, 2010 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    English Muffins are a staple at our house for breakfast. Mine usually end up "southwestern" style with some cheese, green chiles and egg. Hubby likes his with butter and honey. Either way it is a great starter. This recipe will be a keeper. Love the spinach idea!

  5. Winnie April 25, 2010 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    Wow that looks really delicious! Just got up and I could use one right about now…

  6. Megan April 25, 2010 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    This would be a great dish for a brunch of just a lazy morning. Love it!

  7. Barbara Bakes April 25, 2010 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    Looks healthy and delicious. I'm going to have to check out the Delicious site. What a great idea.

  8. Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" April 25, 2010 at 4:49 pm - Reply

    Oooh that looks good, but I know I'd be the only one who'd east it here, with the veggies and all. lol.

    That book marking thing is great! You chould see my list of Faves, and my old folders of faves I have for recipes! *gasps*

  9. Mary Ann April 25, 2010 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    I love this idea! What a great breakfast with all those veggies and protein. Definitely giving this a go!

  10. Cristine April 25, 2010 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    Definately bookmarking! YUM!

  11. Maria April 26, 2010 at 12:18 am - Reply

    Loving this idea!

  12. Jamie April 26, 2010 at 2:38 am - Reply

    Wow! This looks awesome Shelby. What a great way to start your day. I'm always on the look out for different breakfast recipes and this one fits the bill.

  13. theUngourmet April 26, 2010 at 5:05 am - Reply

    What a perfect breakfast! I love everything about this. I really like the presentation as well. Yum and double Yum!

  14. Jessie April 27, 2010 at 2:07 am - Reply

    that is the perfect breakfast! I could even eat it for lunch or dinner yum

  15. averagebetty April 27, 2010 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    Perfect for an afternoon tea also! YUM!

  16. Anonymous April 27, 2010 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    I also make it for dinner on occasion. My family loves it, I just dont put the peppers on the ones for the kids, they dont like them.

  17. Liz August 14, 2016 at 5:56 am - Reply

    Oh, boy! This looks like one amazing breakfast, Shelby!!!

  18. Stacy August 14, 2016 at 6:28 am - Reply

    That sure is pretty, Shelby! And I am sure it is just as delicious as it looks!

  19. Denise Wright August 14, 2016 at 7:43 am - Reply

    These bacon recipes are killing me today….this looks so good and I am so hungry. I can’t wait to try it.

  20. Carlee August 14, 2016 at 8:27 am - Reply

    That looks like a perfect way to start the day! It looks so pretty and sounds delicious!

  21. Tammi @ Momma's Meals August 14, 2016 at 8:55 am - Reply

    Wow is all I have to say about this breakfast! I too can smell bacon miles away. I was obsessed with it when I was pregnant and could easily eat it every day. Thanks for some new breakfast inspiration!

  22. Caroline August 14, 2016 at 10:21 am - Reply

    It’s like my favorite eggs benedict and eggs florentine in one – delicious and your photos are so pretty

  23. Monica August 14, 2016 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    This is a simply perfect brunch dish!

  24. Betsy @ Desserts Required August 14, 2016 at 11:33 pm - Reply

    I LOVE this recipe and that I can scale it to accommodate the number I am serving. Of course, I will still make double the bacon….just to be sure I have enough!

  25. Lauren @ Sew You Think You Can Cook August 15, 2016 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    Simply beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us! It reminds me of Eggs Benedict – but easier. We’d gobble these up!

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  27. Claudia Lamascolo August 26, 2016 at 7:35 am - Reply

    omg this looks amazing what a breakfast for kings and queens too!

    • Shelby August 27, 2016 at 9:35 pm - Reply

      Thank you Claudia! It is so flavorful, I love making it for when we have family home to visit!

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  42. danielle wolter June 28, 2018 at 6:46 am - Reply

    This looks just delicious! It’s the perfect weekend breakfast!

  43. Liz June 28, 2018 at 7:23 am - Reply

    This is like the ultimate brunch recipe! It literally has all of my husband’s favorite things!

  44. Shashi at SavorySpin June 28, 2018 at 7:24 am - Reply

    5 stars
    Haha – once upon a time, I used to be a vegetarian and you are right, the smell of bacon sure did get me! I was able to fight it for almost 3 years and then gave in – though am thinking if I had come face to face with these bruschetta – I might not even have lasted 3 years!

  45. Claudia Lamascolo June 28, 2018 at 7:26 am - Reply

    5 stars
    your right I never heard anyone say they didn’t like or love bacon either! These are mouth watering and my clan would love them for sure! WOW

  46. Rachel June 28, 2018 at 7:50 am - Reply

    5 stars
    I love recipes that incorporate vegetables into breakfast! This breakfast vegetable recipe is such a yummy looking way to start the day and I can’t wait to try it!

  47. Helen of Fuss Free Flavours July 3, 2018 at 7:59 am - Reply

    5 stars
    I’ve heard that bacon can be a weakness to many. It is a very tasty addition to any breakfast, and cooked to perfection can make all the difference. These is the kind of breakfast/brunch meal that you’d treat yourself to on a Sunday or a day off. Looks so tasty.

  48. Claudia Lamascolo July 3, 2018 at 8:20 am - Reply

    oh man my son will love these. He stays with me often since he travels so much and I always am looking for great new breakfast recipes cant wait to make this for him!

  49. Tara July 3, 2018 at 9:10 am - Reply

    5 stars
    Oh wow! I am with you on the bacon. I would love to start my day with this!

  50. Traci July 3, 2018 at 10:15 am - Reply

    5 stars
    Well this is super sexy! I love every component of this breakfast and wish I had it in front of me right now! That egg tho…and those crispy pieces of bacon. Dayummmm…you nailed this one 🙂

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