Open-Face Mozzarella Sandwich


This mozzarella toast 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! Pair this with a nice glass of red wine, and you'll be in heaven! Enjoy with a nice salad or a cup of soup; makes a lovely lunch or afternoon snack.

close up view of two Open-Face Mozzarella Sandwich with tomatoes, garnished with fresh basil, on a white plate
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 sandwiches


  • 4 slices Italian bread

  • 4 slices ripe tomato

  • 4 leaves fresh basil

  • 4 slices fresh mozzarella cheese

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, divided


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Lay 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.

  2. 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 (per serving)

205 Calories
14g Fat
13g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 205
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 17%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 160mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 183mg 14%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 77mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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