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Rating: 4.64 stars
45 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 33
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This is a good way to use up some leftover Italian bread -- or any bread for that matter. Fresh mozzarella melted over vine ripe tomatoes and basil, then drizzled with extra-virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Yummy! A nice glass of red wine and you're in heaven! Enjoy with a nice salad or a cup of soup; makes a lovely lunch or afternoon snack.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Lay the 4 slices of Italian bread out on the prepared baking sheet; top each piece of bread with a tomato slice, a basil leaf, and a slice of mozzarella cheese.

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  • Bake in the preheated oven until the cheese has melted, about 7 minutes. Drizzle each sandwich with 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Nutrition Facts

205 calories; protein 7g; carbohydrates 12.6g; fat 13.6g; cholesterol 22.3mg; sodium 160.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2011
Wonderful sandwich that's quick, easy and delicious! I used a loaf of Italian breaf. I toasted the bread in the broiler first, salted the tomatoes in order to get the water out of them and added a little cracked black pepper. I didn't bother putting this in the oven but enjoyed this with just the bread being toasted. I cut in into sections and wow - excellent without a ton of effort! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/15/2011
Kinda bland. Used a basil leaf. 1st bite pulled the entire leaf from the sandwich. Next time I will chop up the leaf. Read More
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45 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 33
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2011
Wonderful sandwich that's quick, easy and delicious! I used a loaf of Italian breaf. I toasted the bread in the broiler first, salted the tomatoes in order to get the water out of them and added a little cracked black pepper. I didn't bother putting this in the oven but enjoyed this with just the bread being toasted. I cut in into sections and wow - excellent without a ton of effort! Read More
(65)
Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2011
We have eating a version of this a long time. But first, toast bread and rub raw garlic on it while it is still warm. 1/2 Cheese goes on bread first, then tomato, rest of cheese, then basil. Yum!!! Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2011
Great sandwich. Fresh ingredients - use ripe pomodori - and you'd never know the bread was a leftover. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/07/2011
This sandwich was pretty good but I used sun dried tomatoes packed in olive oil for more depth of flavor and only used one-half tablespoon of olive oil after that. Overall a good classic.:) Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2011
I just love tomato and cheese sandwiches. Didn't have a whole tomato so I cut up a handful of salad/grape tomatoes to cover a piece of whole wheat bread. Used shredded mozzarella cheese fresh basil 1/4 tsp each of EVOO and balsamic vinegar. This is so light and heavenly. These would also be great with a slice of provel cheese. I will be making these again and again for sure! Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
03/30/2011
Delicious and refreshing dish. The only thing I would do differently is maybe chop up the fresh basil to be sprinkled and used sparingly. I love Basil but this is a strong dose of it as a whole leaf on a sandwich. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2011
I LOVE this combination....! But of course you have to work with what you have. I only had the garlic Texas Toast (thats in the frozen food area) - so this is a MUST from now on - you MUST try it with the garlic Texas Toast guys!! Oh and make sure you toast it in the oven 1st then flip it over to put the fresh tomato (I sprinkled basil on the tomato) and mozzarella cheese on it - then back in the oven so it can melt good. I loved the drizzle of balsamic dressing to top it off! THANKS FOR MAKING MY MIDNIGHT SNACK A HIT!! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2011
I made this two ways. Half as the recipe is written, and half with a piece of prosciutto tucked in there. My boyfriend couldn't have loved the prosciutto version more, and he is NEVER excited about food. I did end up baking everything about 11 minutes and then broiling for about 3 minutes. I have to say it was fantastic. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2011
This was soooo tasty and light! My children loved it as well. I chopped my basil instead and didnt use olive oil because I used a balsamic vinegar that was made with olive oil. Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
05/15/2011
Kinda bland. Used a basil leaf. 1st bite pulled the entire leaf from the sandwich. Next time I will chop up the leaf. Read More
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