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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!)

Caprese Garlic Bread by www.bakerette.com on www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

 

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

Yield: 12

Caprese Garlic Bread

Caprese Garlic Bread

This bread is totally worth every artery-clogging bite of cheese and butter!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf French bread, horizontally cut in half
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 12 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar, reduced
  • 2 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil

Instructions

  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.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 275Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 503mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 11g
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  1. […] out Caprese Kabobs, Caprese Garlic Bread, and Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad for more Caprese inspired […]

  2. Cristina Calvo says:

    5 stars
    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..

  3. This garlic bread looks absolutely amazing, Jen! Perfect with a summer salad!!

  4. Crystal says:

    I could make a meal off this bread. Thanks for the recipe!!

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