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hey there! I'm monica 

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This past weekend I posted a picture on Instagram (follow on IG here) of our Sunday Night Football Snack – Toasty Tomato Basil Mozzarella Bread and peeps went nuts over it.  Who knew you all are so passionate about your appetizer snacks!  I made it again the next day (oh poor me, I have to make one of my favorite apps again!) so that I could share the recipe with you.  I’ll be honest, this is beyond simple, but it’s totally a favorite of all our family and friends!

Tomato basil Mozzarella Bread

Yeah, looks pretty amazing right?   Well here’s how you make it- it’s easy peasy friends!

Toasty Tomato Basil Mozzarella Bread


Crusty Bread (I prefer a baguette or medium sized loaf)

Fresh Basil

Plum Tomatoes

Marinated Mozzarella in Olive Oil (Costo has my very favorite kind!)

fresh basil recipes

1- Slice your bread

I prefer single serve size, so I slice the bread lengthwise in half and then into about 4 inch pieces.  When I’m hosting a big party, I slice it lengthwise into thin bite-sized slices.

Bread Appetizers

2- Drizzle with Marinated Oil from Mozzarella Container

Make sure you get the seasonings and flavor from the bottom of the container.  That’s where all the flavor comes from!

Tomato Basil Bread

Tomato Basil Mozzarella Recipes

3- Slice Tomatoes and Rip Basil

I like thinner tomato slices, but that’s totally up to you.  You can also use full basil leaves, but I prefer to rip it up so that it’s easier to eat!

Fresh Tomato Recipes

Tomato Basil Mozzarella Bread 2

4- Cut Mozzarella & Place on Top

I’ve found (from trial and error) that cutting the mozzarella balls in half  before placing them, is a very good idea.  It keeps them in place.  The times that I didn’t, I had them rolling around and making a huge mess!  Live and Learn!

tomato basil mozarella bread 3

5- Bake @ 400 until Mozz is melted and bread is toasty!

Cheese Bread Appetizer Recipe

This really is hands-down one of my favorite snacks!

Give it a try and let me know what you think!

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