How to Make Caprese Toast in Toaster Oven

Easy, cheesy and absolutely delicious recipe for Caprese Toast made in the toaster oven. Slices of toasted Italian bread topped with a flavorful basil ricotta spread, creamy mozzarella, roasted tomatoes and a lovely balsamic vinaigrette. 


Easy recipe for Caprese Toast made in a toaster oven! Italian bread toasted then topped with, basil, ricotta, mozzarella and roasted tomatoes| One Dish Kitchen

A Caprese Salad is one of my favorite salads. I love the fresh taste of the tomatoes, the creamy mozzarella cheese, the sweet taste of fresh basil and the balsamic vinaigrette drizzled over the top.

A beautiful Caprese Salad is not only a feast for the eyes, but for the taste buds as well.

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Caprese Toast Recipe

For this caprese toast recipe, I’ve combined all the wonderful ingredients found in a classic caprese salad and incorporated them into little hand-held caprese toast which were made in a toaster oven.

To this classic flavor combination, I’ve added a layer of creamy Ricotta cheese mixed with sweet chopped basil and grated Romano cheese.

Caprese toast are quick tasty bites that are so easy to make!

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I start with a good loaf of French or Italian bread and slice the bread into 1/2-inch slices. Place the slices of bread in a toaster oven and toast them one side.

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Next, prepare the ricotta mixture that you will spread over the untoasted side. It’s a simple blend chopped fresh basil, ricotta, freshly grated Parmesan cheese and a little salt and pepper.

Easy, cheesy and absolutely delicious recipe for Caprese Toasts made in the toaster oven! | One Dish Kitchen

Now for the tomato mixture. I like to use cherry tomatoes that I slice in half and combine them with a clove of minced garlic, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. That’s it!

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Caprese Appetizer

To construct your caprese toast, spread a layer of the ricotta-basil over the top of the untoasted side of bread.

Add a slice of mozzarella cheese over the spread.

Now spoon the delicious tomato mixture over the mozzarella.

Pop them in the toaster oven for about 10 minutes or until the mozzarella cheese has melted. It’s okay if the tomatoes roll off the toasts. They’ll still roast up nicely and then you can just spoon them over each piece of toast after they’ve toasted.

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As you can see, these caprese appetizers are super easy to make in a toaster oven. They are made with healthy ingredients and make a great little meal for yourself or to share.

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Caprese Toast Recipe

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How to Make Caprese Toast in Toaster Oven

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes
Course: Appetizer/Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: bread
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 366kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 4-6 slices of French or Italian Bread
  • 5 fresh basil leaves ,chopped (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes , halved
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 4 ounces mozzarella cheese , sliced

Instructions

  • Heat toaster oven to 425 degrees F. Toast one side of the bread until golden.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the chopped basil, ricotta, Pecorino Romano or Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  • In another small bowl, mix together the tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Set aside.
  • Spread one-fourth of the ricotta mixture on each bread slice. Top with a slice of mozzarella cheese.
  • Spoon the tomato mixture over the mozzarella.
  • In a single layer, working in batches if necessary, bake toasts 8 to 10 minutes or until heated through and mozzarella is melted.
  • Garnish with reserved basil.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 366kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 813mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 7.3% | Vitamin C: 5.4% | Calcium: 33.9% | Iron: 14.6%
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39 COMMENTS

  1. I would cinnamon toast for my daughter. She loves it but I never have time to make it in the oven in the mornings. This would make it possible!

  2. I haven’t had a toaster oven since college. It would be awesome to make some small servings – so I wouldn’t have to heat the giant oven. My son would love the frozen soft pretzels cooked up in a jiffy. I’d like to try the open face sandwich you have pictured. wow!

  3. Yum! I made a ton of English muffin pizzas in my toaster oven way back in college, and this looks like a much more delicious version. So I’d give this recipe a try.

  4. I have a special garlic cheesy bread recipe that everyone just dies over, this would be just perfect to cook them in and not burn some in the broiler!

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