Caprese French Bread Pizza

French Bread Caprese Pizza puts a family friendly twist on a traditional Caprese Salad. (Photo by Jessica Karley, Accent contributor)

If you are watching your carbs, maybe look away.  Sorry, not sorry.  If you are looking for loaded with garlic, gooey cheese bread as a way to highlight your garden fresh tomatoes this weekend, then read on, my friends!

Caprese French Bread Pizza

  • Servings: 2-4
  • Difficulty: easy
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1 large loaf of French bread, cut in half, lengthwise

½ cup butter, softened

2 cloves garlic, freshly chopped

1 teaspoon black pepper, cracked

½ teaspoon kosher salt

1 10-ounce package of fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced ¼-inch thick

2 large tomatoes, sliced ½-inch thick

¼ cup fresh basil, chopped

¼ cup balsamic glaze


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a small bowl, place butter, garlic, salt and pepper. Mash with a fork until well-combined. Spread mixture over the cut sides of the French bread. Lay slices of mozzarella over top. The cheese will spread slightly when it is baking, so don’t worry about covering the entire surface. Place the French bread halves on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes or until cheese is melted and slightly golden brown on the top. Remove from oven. Cover with tomato slices and drizzle balsamic glaze over top. Sprinkle with chopped basil. Slice and serve.

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