Caprese Garlic Bread

I love having Jen from Bakerette come and visit… she always brings delicious recipes to share :)

Today’s recipe is right up my alley… Oh my.  I love, love, love all of these ingredient! YUM.

I won’t keep ya waiting any longer… Enjoy!


Kick your garlic bread up a notch with this Caprese Garlic Bread…

This bread is totally worth every artery-clogging bite of cheese and butter! The killer part is completely negated with healthy garlic, tomatoes, herbs and spices and an amazing balsamic glaze! (Yep, I’m so good at rationalizing!)

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I love to eat Caprese Garlic Bread with a nice, large salad, but it’s equally delicious with any Italian dish of your choice.

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Caprese Garlic Bread
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Serves: 12
  • 1 loaf French bread, horizontally cut in half
  • ½ cup salted butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 12 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar, reduced
  • 2 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • ⅓ cup chopped fresh basil
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Place both sides of French bread on large baking sheet cut side up.
  2. In a small bowl, whip together butter, Italian seasoning and garlic and spread evenly over bread halves. Line bread with mozzarella cheese slices and bake in oven for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  3. Meanwhile, reduce balsamic in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 7-10 minutes, stirring often, until vinegar is reduced in half or until vinegar is thick enough to coat the back end of a spoon.
  4. Remove bread from oven, line with tomato slices, season with salt and pepper and basil. Drizzle with reduced balsamic glaze. Cut into 3-inch slices and serve.

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  1. Cristina Calvo says

    This would perfectly match a cup of coffee. I love my caprece or just about any variety of garlic bread with loads of mozarella and cream cheese in it..

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