Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

Giada De Laurentis - I used day old foccacio bread, mixed minced garlic and olive oil to brush onto the slices of bread.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Arrange the sliced baguette bread on a baking sheet.
  3. Brush with some of the olive oil.
  4. Sprinkle with salt.
  5. Bake until the bread is pale golden and crisp, about 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven.
  7. Top each slice of bread with a slice of tomato and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  8. Top each slice of tomato with a slice of mozzarella and sprinkle with salt.
  9. Return the baking sheet to the oven until the cheese and tomato are warmed, about 5 minutes.
  10. Arrange the toasts on a serving platter.
  11. Top each toast with a basil leaf.
  12. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and serve.
Most Helpful

Excellent! I had sone Itailian bread here and used was a great fast appy for us.

CIndytc June 02, 2011

Great simple delicious recipe! I substitued sliced whole wheat Pampered Chef beer bread in place of the baguette and cooked in the toaster oven so I didn't even have to heat up the kitchen. Delicious, quick, simple!

toohot4u August 19, 2010

This was delicious!! I used every day brown bread toasted, I had no baguette. and I just made two for my supper, oh my sooo delicious with a huge fresh tomato and part skim mozzarella cheese!! I shredded some of the basil and put it on top of the cheese before i put it in the oven. Thanks for posting I will be making it again with a baguette for a Sunday appetizer. thanks for posting!!Aug 23/09 made this with the baguette for Sunday appie today, YUMMO!!

Derf August 23, 2009