This is one of our favorite things to make when we happen to have fresh basil on hand. It’s a super easy side for dinner. We love to eat it along with a salad, pasta or soup!
Cheesy Caprese Bread
1 loaf bread (you want a more dense bread like French or Sourdough)
Balsamic vinegar or balsamic glaze
Preheat the oven to 350. Slice the bread in half horizontally. Place on a sprayed cookie sheet and cover both sides of the bread with mozzarella. You can put as little or as much as you like, we like lots! Place in the oven and bake until cheese is melted and bread is toasty, about 15-20 minutes).
While bread is in the oven slice tomatoes and chop basil.
When bread is done, pull from the oven. Place tomatoes on top of cheese and then sprinkle basil. Drizzle on balsamic vinegar or glaze. Balsamic has a strong flavor so start with less and you can add more if you want. Cut into slices and enjoy warm.
It never matters how much we make, it still is never enough. Warm and cheesy yet fresh tasting from the tomatoes and basil. It is the best in the summer when you can use tomatoes straight out of the garden. Yum.