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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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
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Total Time21 mins
Course: Appetizer/Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: bread
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.


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: 365IU | Vitamin C: 4.5mg | Calcium: 339mg | Iron: 2.6mg