Cheesy Tomato Bread

"Years ago when my sister was in college, she worked at an Italian Restaurant. This was the most requested appetizer there. When she quit, she asked for the recipe. We all still look forward to this when we get together."
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  • Butter both sides of french bread slices, and sprinkle lightly with garlic salt.
  • Arrange bread slices on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Spoon about 1 tablespoon of pizza sauce on each slice, and spread to cover.
  • Put a thin slice of tomato over top the sauce.
  • Then put a slice of mozzarella cheese on top of the tomato.
  • Sprinkle generously with parmesan cheese.
  • Lightly sprinkle with oregano and parsley.
  • Bake at 350 until cheese is melted, and bread is slightly toasted.
  • Serve Warm.

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  1. robinbeattie
    I grew up eating this using tomatoes fresh from the garden. My mom called it tomato bread. We didn't use pizza sauce and only buttered the top of the bread. Also sprinkled a touch of paprika on top. One of my all time favorite childhood meals, and now my kids love it too!
  2. Buzymomof3
    These were great - and so simple! I made it on toasted oatmeal bread because that is what I had. I will definitely make again on the baguette because it's tomato season and the flavors are fantastic! Thanks OS!
  3. weekend cooker
    Nice quick and very inexpensive. Made for some nice snacks during the afternoon. Made for Alphabet Tag.
  4. Kasha
    Cheap, tasty, easy. I often use only the tomato s lices, no sauce. A classic.
  5. noorkw5
    I loved it!


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