Bacon Cheddar Tomato Melt On Toasted Garlic Bread

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My family just loves the blend of flavors in this easy to prepare recipe. Starting with prepared garlic bread, it makes a beautiful addition to grilled meats or stands alone as a light lunch or weekend meal when you just aren't hungry enough for something bigger.

Also can be used as a summertime appetizer for casual entertaining.

A wonderful way to use all of those beautiful vine ripened tomatoes from the garden, as well!


★★★★★ 1 vote

6-8 as a side dish, 3-4 as a light meal
10 Min
20 Min


  • 1
    1 lb. loaf prepared garlic buttered french bread, defrost if frozen
  • 3-4
    large vine-ripened tomatoes
  • 1/2
    cup coarsely chopped fresh basil or baby spinach
  • 2
    cups white or yellow cheddar cheese, shredded or slices
  • 6
    slices cooked bacon, crumbled (i use precooked... no need to warm)

How to Make Bacon Cheddar Tomato Melt On Toasted Garlic Bread


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Bake foil wrapped garlic loaf for 5-7 minutes. Remove from oven. Place split loaves onto parchment lined baking sheet. Spread garlic butter so that it's evenly distributed.
  3. To Assemble: Layer each half evenly with tomato, basil, cheese and bacon. Bake for an additional 6-8 minutes until cheese is melted.

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