Tomato-Cheese Bread

Southern Living
Makes 6 servings


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1 (8-ounce) container soft cream cheese
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 garlic clove, pressed
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 (16-ounce) French bread loaf
2 plum tomatoes, sliced


Microwave cream cheese ina 1-quart microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 20 seconds. Stir in Parmesan cheese and next 4 ingredients.

Cut bread in half lengthwise; spread cream cheese mixture over cut sides of bread. Top with tomato. Place on a baking sheet, cut side up.

Broil 5 1/2 inches from heat (with electric oven door partially open) 4 to 5 minutes. Cut into slices.

Created date

October 2003