Tomato Bread

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This is a recipe that I remember from my childhood, with a little extra pizzaz. My mom always did most of the cooking in our house, but my dad made this appetizer. It’s the easiest recipe, and so good. His recipe included Italian bread, tomato, butter, garlic powder and mozzarella cheese. I decided to make my own version. This time, with fresh basil, roasted garlic butter and burrata over mozzarella. From my family to yours, please enjoy this easy, super delicious tomato bread recipe.

Start by roasting your garlic. You can find step by step directions for that here. Once you’ve roasted your garlic, remove the cloves from the peel, mash it with a fork and stir it in with your butter. I like to rough mash my garlic, as chunks of roasted garlic are so sweet and savory, and really take this dish to the next level. If you don’t want to roast your own garlic, you can certainly skip this step and use garlic powder.

Slice your bread the long way, and spread the garlic butter on the bread. Place under the broiler for a few minutes, until the bread is toasted. Remove from the broiler, slice your tomato and burrata and layer it on the bread. Return to the broiler until the cheese is melted.

Garnish with fresh basil and balsamic reduction.

Tomato Bread

A recipe my dad used to make when we were growing up.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 People
Calories 25 kcal


  • 1 Sheet Pan
  • 1 Knife


  • 1 Loaf Italian bread
  • 1 Ball Burrata
  • 1 Large Tomato
  • 1 Bunch Basil
  • 1 Head Roasted Garlic see recipe
  • 3 Tbs butter
  • balsamic reduction


  • Roast garlic as directed.
    Remove roasted cloves and mash, stir into butter.
    Slice bread the long way. Spread with garlic butter and put under broiler for a few minutes until the bread is toasted.
    Remove from oven and add sliced tomatoes and burrata cheese. Return to the broiler until it’s melted. Sprinkle with fresh basil and drizzle with balsamic reduction.
Keyword burrata, garlic, tomato bread, tomatoes

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