Caprese Garlic Cheese Bread

5 from 3 reviews

This Caprese Garlic Bread is the perfect summer appetizer! It uses only a handful of simple ingredients and takes just 10 minutes to throw together. It's a great way to use up all those ripe, juicy tomatoes from the garden or farmer's market! 


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  • 12 oz. loaf crusty French baguette
  • 2-4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2-3 roma tomatoes, sliced 1/4" thick
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt

Garnish with:


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut french bread in half width-wise, then cut each of those halves in half lengthwise.
  3. Spread 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil in a thin layer across the cut side of each piece of bread.
  4. Divide garlic evenly between the pieces of bread. 
  5. Divide cheese evenly between the four pieces of bread.
  6. Place sliced tomatoes on top of the cheese.
  7. Sprinkle with dried oregano and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  8. Then broil for 1-2 minutes until the cheese starts to turn golden brown.
  9. Drizzle with 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil and sprinkle with a few large pinches of Kosher salt.
  10. Garnish with basil and balsamic glaze and enjoy!



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