Tomato-Cheese Bread

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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


  1. Microwave cream cheese ina 1-quart microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 20 seconds. Stir in Parmesan cheese and next 4 ingredients.
  2. 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.
  3. Broil 5 1/2 inches from heat (with electric oven door partially open) 4 to 5 minutes. Cut into slices.
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