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Cheesy Tomato Bread

Cheesy Tomato Bread

  • Author: Kim Seghers
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes


Cheesy Tomato Bread is an easy and delicious appetizer made with french bread, fresh tomatoes, basil, and lots of cheese.



  • 12 cherry tomatoes or more, halved
  • 1 loaf french bread, sliced
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup basil, thinly chopped plus extra for garnishing
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup fresh parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ┬ásalt & pepper to your liking
  • Parchment paper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Slice french bread into 1/4 inch round slices. Place bread slices on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. Place butter in a glass mixing bowl. Melt in microwave.
  4. Mince garlic cloves then add to melted butter. Using a basting brush slather the garlic butter mixture on the top, bottom, and all sides of the bread slices.
  5. Thinly chopped the basil and sprinkle 3/4 cup over the buttered french bread. Bake bread in the oven for 5 minutes.
  6. While the bread slices are baking in the oven place the cherry tomato halves in a bowl. Toss with the olive oil and salt and pepper to your liking.
  7. Once you remove the bread slices from the oven sprinkle 1 cup of mozzarella cheese and 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese over the bread. Top each bread slice with 2-3 tomato slices. Bake in the oven until the cheese is melted.
  8. Remove the baking sheet from the oven when the cheese is melted and sprinkle the remaining cheese over the tomato bread. Bake 10-12 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the tomatoes are cooked.
  9. Remove the cheesy tomato bread slices from the oven and garnish with chopped fresh basil.
  10. Serve while warm. Enjoy!


You could use sliced tomatoes if you don’t have cherry tomatoes.

  • Category: appetizer
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: vegetable, tomatoes, garlic, cheesy, bread, french bread, tomato bread, appetizer, lunch, brunch, holiday