Pan Seared Bruschetta {Bruschetta From Julie & Julia}

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Last Updated on August 3, 2020 by Deanna Samaan

Pan Seared Bruschetta was inspired by the tomato bruschetta from Julie & Julia. This easy bruschetta is pan-roasted for flavor. It is the best bruschetta recipe!


Pan Seared Bruschetta


Julie & Julia Movie

Have you seen the movie, Julie & Julia? That movie has inspired me in many ways, yes food blogging was one of them. The other was Julia Child herself, seeing her when she was starting out in the Julie & Julia movie,  showed me anything is possible.

One of my favorite sayings in the movie Julie and Julia is:

Julia Child wasn’t always Julia Child.
It is true, we all start out somewhere in life and work to be the person we are. I love that Julie and Julia movie saying!


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Easy Bruschetta

Do you recall that easy bruschetta from Julie and Julia? Julie was pan-searing the tomato bruschetta for her dinner with her husband. Her husband remarked how good it was? I decided I wanted to make that tomato bruschetta.

Bruschetta From Julie and Julia

Tomato Bruschetta

I decided the best way to pan sear this tomato bruschetta was with cherry tomatoes. Making a cherry tomato bruschetta would be the best for thos easy bruschetta recipe.


What Is Bruschetta?

What is bruschetta? Bruschetta is an antipasto from Italy consisting of grilled bread rubbed with garlic and topped with olive oil and salt. So making a pan-seared version of a tomato bruschetta is ideal.

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Yield: 4 servings

Pan Seared Bruschetta Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Pan Seared Bruschetta was inspired by the tomato bruschetta from Julie & Julia. This easy bruschetta is pan-roasted for flavor. It is the best bruschetta recipe!


  • 1 loaf of French bread
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pint of assorted cherry tomatoes (sliced in half)
  • 1 large shallot (chopped)
  • 10 leaves basil (torn)
  • 1/2 teaspoon All Purpose Greek Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon Cherry Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/8 cup shaved Parmesan


  1. In a pan, heat up the oil.
  2. Lightly toast the bread face down in the oil, about a minute or so.
  3. Flip it over and toast the other side.
  4. Remove the bread from the pan, and set aside
  5. In the same pan, add the tomatoes, shallots, basil, and the Greek seasoning.
  6. You may have to add a drop of olive oil, but saute the tomato mixture for about a minute.
  7. Turn the heat off the tomato mixture.
  8. Position the bread face up and add the tomato mixture to each slice.
  9. Drizzle on the cherry balsamic
  10. Top off with a little of the shaved Parmesan
  11. Serve it up and ENJOY!


* If you cant find the Greek seasoning and the cherry balsamic then use Fresh black pepper and a little thyme. Regular balsamic for the cherry balsamic

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 419Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 1148mgCarbohydrates: 67gFiber: 4gSugar: 9gProtein: 15g

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  • Nichole C
    April 10, 2016

    I love bruschetta, but have never seen it made in a pan – leave it to Julia Child though! I think she was an inspiration for many of us, and I am glad the movie helped inspire you during a difficult time. This dish is my kind of bite!

    • Deanna Samaan
      April 10, 2016

      I never did either, so it intrigues me! Thank you!!

  • mommasmeals
    April 10, 2016

    Awesome movie and awesome dish! I love your tips on how to make the flavor pop. Something about all of that deliciousness topped on a piece of crusty bread that just does it for me. I’m so glad you found your inspiration again!

    • Deanna Samaan
      April 10, 2016

      Thank you!!! 🙂

  • Tracy Guida
    April 10, 2016

    I love your story! I have been going through something similar in that I have been in a depression and neglected my blog for almost two years. Cooking and writing brings new life to me and I love how you brought new life to bruschetta. I need to find some cherry balsamic vinegar!

    • Deanna Samaan
      April 10, 2016

      Blogging is very therapeutic. The olive tap is where I got it from, I did see several places online that have it 🙂 Thanks!!

  • Cindy Kerschner
    April 10, 2016

    Cooking nourishes body and soul. What vibrant flavors and colors!

    • Deanna Samaan
      April 11, 2016

      It really does!! Thank you!!

  • Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom
    April 10, 2016

    Bruschetta in the pan–YUM!!

  • A Kitchen Hoor
    April 13, 2016

    I don’t make a lot of bruschetta. But I would make this all the time. It sounds fabulous and just look at those colors!! Yum!

  • H.A.G.
    April 13, 2016

    When food is love…You get this. Thank you for sharing your story and this great recipe- good stuff.

  • Chupacabra
    May 11, 2016

    I love bruschetta! This combination is going to be a winner! I ll be trying it for the next gathering we have.

  • Tanjiro
    August 19, 2019

    This recipe looks so good! I can’t wait to try this someday. Thanks for sharing!