Cheesy Italian Bread

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This Cheesy Italian Bread is so easy and delicious, you will want to add it to your meals regularly. Even kids can get involved in making it!

Slices of Cheesy Italian Bread with fresh tomatoes on the side

Cheesy Italian Bread

Let’s hear it from the carb lovers out there! There are few meals out there that aren’t made better — and particularly more filling — by adding a side of bread. Rolls, breadsticks, slice of homemade bread… you get the idea. It rounds out the meal in a way that, well, we probably aren’t supposed to round out every meal. But we want to.

Now, thanks to this delicious and simple Cheesy Italian Bread, there’s yet another way you’ll want to sneak some bread in on the side of any number of popular dishes. Read on for more ideas below.

More Than One Way to Make Cheesy Italian Bread

I love this cheesy Italian bread! This recipe is so easy and delicious. I used to make it topped with just Basil and a little Kosher salt, but my friend, Heidi, told me to try it with Italian Seasoning. Now that I’ve sampled both, I think both ways taste great. Try it each way and decide for yourself which way you like it best!

Something like this is the perfect way to get your kids excited about eating tomatoes (if they aren’t already excited about tomatoes). I mean, you add cheese and bread… what’s not to love? Plus, this recipe is so easy it’s the perfect way to get little hands involved in the kitchen. Kids love to be part of the process. When they are, they’re more likely to eat what they helped create. Win-win.

Two slices of Cheesy Italian Bread with tomatoes and fresh basil

Served On the Side

This Cheesy Italian Bread is versatile enough to be served on the side of any number of dishes. Soups, salads, Italian entrees. You name it. But here are just a few to get you started.

Slices of Cheesy Italian Bread with fresh tomatoes on the side

Cheesy Italian Bread

5 from 2 votes
This Cheesy Italian Bread is so easy and delicious, you will want to add it to your meals regularly. Even kids can get involved in making it!

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Bread
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6

Equipment

  • Conventional Oven

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Slice French bread lenthwise, cover with sliced cheese. Add tomatoes and top with Italian seasoning.
  • Broil for a couple minutes until cheese melts (don't over-do it.. you don't want it to burn). If you don't like using a broiler, you can put it in the oven at 425-degrees until the cheese melts.
  • Cut into individual pieces and serve hot!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 207kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 9gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 346mgPotassium: 280mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 685IUVitamin C: 11.2mgCalcium: 38mgIron: 2.6mg

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Erica lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband, Jared, an attorney, and her beautiful three girls. Beyond the world of recipes, she loves adventuring with everything from kayaking, to cruising, to snowboarding and taking the family along for the thrill ride.

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  1. 5 stars
    I had this in France, but slightly different. It was with slices of mozzarella cheese, basil, tomatoes, and herbes de provence. It is definitelyoria one of my favorites!

  2. Another yummy variation that's a hit in my house.. Grate some zucchinni, carrot, and onion. Saute it in butter, Salt and pepper to tatse, and place that on a lightly mayo'd bread of your choice, add a slice of tomato and then cheese. Broil until the cheese is melted.

    Try it, you'll love it!

  3. 5 stars
    This looks like a great variation to a family favorite of ours. We especially love this in the summer with garden grown tomatoes! I've never tried it with basil or italian seasoning. Good ole salt and pepper though.