Caprese Toast

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

Four slices of caprese toast on a plate

Caprese Toast makes the perfect appetizer or light meal. These small bites are topped with a flavorful ricotta spread, juicy roasted tomatoes, and finished with a light drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette.

A feast not only for the eyes, but for the taste buds as well.

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Four slices of Caprese Toast on a plate

How To Make Caprese Toast

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 can be made in either a toaster oven or a conventional oven.

Loaf french bread with two slices on a plate

I start with a good loaf of French or Italian bread and slice the bread into 1/2-inch slices.

Toast the tops of the bread in the oven.

Cherry tomatoes and basil on a towel

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.

Two slices of caprese toast on a plate

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!

Four slices of Caprese Toast on a plate

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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.

As you can see, these caprese appetizers are super easy to make. 

They are made with healthy ingredients and make a great little meal for yourself or to share.

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If you like this caprese toast recipe, you might also like to try this wonderful Baked Chicken Caprese For One.

Caprese Toast Recipe

caprese toast on a plate

How to Make Caprese Toast in Toaster Oven

Easy, cheesy and absolutely delicious recipe for Caprese Toasts 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.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
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Total Time: 21 minutes
Course: Appetizer/Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 366kcal


  • 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


  • 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 Facts
How to Make Caprese Toast in Toaster Oven
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 366 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 813mg35%
Potassium 144mg4%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 365IU7%
Vitamin C 4.5mg5%
Calcium 339mg34%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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40 thoughts on “Caprese Toast”

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

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