Italian Tomato and Cheese Melt

Total Time
15mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

An awesome, quick summer sandwich! You can use only mozzarella cheese, but I like the sharper flavor of provolone (or fontinella) added in. Some ripe tomatoes, fresh basil, olive oil and a crusty roll, and it's ready in 5 minutes. Ingredients are for one sandwich; make as many as you like!

Directions

  1. Drizzle open hoagie-style roll with a little olive oil (on the inside).
  2. Layer evenly with tomato slices, then layer with mozzarella cheese.
  3. Place basil leaves on top of mozzarella layer, drizzle with a bit more olive oil and a sprinkle of garlic powder and black pepper to taste.
  4. Top with fontinella or provolone slices (or more mozzarella, if you like).
  5. Broil openfaced 4 to 5 minutes or until roll is browned and cheese is bubbling.
Most Helpful

Yummo! I used a garlic and cheese pita bread and grilled in a sandwich maker.

Peter J May 21, 2006