Bruschetta with Ricotta and Peaches Recipe

Bruschetta with Ricotta and Peaches Recipe

One of my personal favorite dishes ever! One of those dishes where its brilliance is only exceeded by its simplicity. This is a classic Italian snack that is perfect any time. As featured in Episode 1 of Cooking for Chemo Live! Tasting Guidelines: Taste is sweet. Weight is light but can be balanced with oregano. Texture is creamy and crunchy. Good for people with low to severe treatment side effects. Best categorized as Italian.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: bruschetta, Bruschetta with ricotta and peaches, italian, peaches, recipes, ricotta
Servings: 4 People
Author: Chef Ryan Callahan


  • Cutting board
  • Bread knife
  • Serving Tray


Food Ingredients:

  • ricotta
  • 1 loaf bread Italian, French, or crusty wheat
  • peach preserves

Flavor Balancers:

  • black pepper to taste
  • dried oregano


  • Slice bread into 1” thick slices. Spread a healthy coating of ricotta on slices. Sprinkle black pepper on top of ricotta. Now smother ricotta with peach preserves. Sprinkle oregano on top.


Do all steps at once for each piece for ease of assembly. Can be frozen but not refrigerated. Refrigeration dries out bread where freezing it preserves it properly. For ease and convenience, you can always use a good sandwich bread that has been lightly toasted. Do not toast if mouth sores are present.

Cooking for Chemo focuses on teaching you how to make your food taste good again during cancer and chemotherapy treatments. The flavor and cooking techniques contained within our easy to make recipes will help improve your quality of life as you go through cancer and chemotherapy treatments. Our cooking and flavor techniques can be integrated with any diet regimen. Talk with your dietitian to come up with a quality nutrition plan. This site is not to be taken as or used instead of professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor, oncologist, and dietitian before starting any new diet.

This recipe is taken from Cooking for Chemo …and After! By Chef Ryan Callahan -The Cancer Chef. For more cooking for chemotherapy recipes like this, you can pick up a copy on Amazon. Have specific questions? Email us at

About the Author:

Chef Ryan Callahan is a 2x Gourmand World Cookbook Award Winning Chef. He is also the author of "Cooking for Chemo ...and After!" Chef Ryan acted as his mother's primary caregiver while she herself went through chemotherapy treatments. He has dedicated his life to helping cancer fighters navigate the difficulty that eating related side-effect present to the cancer fighter.