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Tomato Cheese Bread

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“This bread is wonderful made with garden fresh tomatoes, it's perfect for a barbecue! I used the Philadelphia brand soft cream cheese in the small tub for this. Use only firm plum tomatoes for this.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (8 ounce) container soft cream cheese
  • 13 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic (can use more)
  • 2 -3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 large unsliced French bread
  • 4 large plum tomatoes, thinly sliced (can use less)


  1. Microwave the the cream cheese in a medium microwave-safe bowl on HIGH for 20 seconds; Add in the Parmesan cheese, garlic and basil; mix well to combine, then season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Slice the bread in half lengthwise.
  3. Evenly divide and spread the mixture over the cut sides of the bread.
  4. Top with the sliced tomatoes, then sprinkle a small amount of salt over the tomato slices.
  5. Broil about 5-inches away from heat with the oven door partially open for about 5 minutes.
  6. Cut into desired size slices.

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