Gouda Melt with Baguette Slices Recipe
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Gouda Melt with Baguette Slices Recipe

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This fun appetizer is guaranteed to wow guests! It takes just moments to whip up this melty delight. —Susan Lewis, Reading, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 French bread baguette (4 ounces), sliced
  • 1 round (7 ounces) Gouda cheese
  • 1 plum tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 303 calories, 17g fat (9g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 578mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 15g protein.


  1. Place baguette slices on an ungreased baking sheet. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 1-2 minutes on each side or until toasted.
  2. Meanwhile, carefully remove waxed coating from cheese round. Using a 3-in. biscuit cutter, press into the center of cheese, but not all the way through. Scoop out center, leaving a 1/4-in. shell; set shell aside.
  3. Place the tomato, basil and removed cheese in a small microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on high for 1 minute or until cheese is melted. Stir until combined; pour into shell. Serve with baguette toasts. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Gouda Melt with Baguette Slices in Simple & Delicious July/August 2009, p15

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whiteswaninn User ID: 1099555 183617
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2014

"Substituted tomato-basil cracker for the the sliced baguette. Enjoyed by all. Super easy and quite tasty."

mkaskela User ID: 6061564 183615
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2013

"Huge hit!"

jerjoyski User ID: 6992132 183614
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2012

"so yummilicious! my kids can"t wait to taste it.."

kerrynjames User ID: 5662698 105440
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2011

"I made two of these (one smoked, one plain) for my 5 person Thanksgiving. It is an incredibly easy recipe and it's quite tasty.

I had cored the Gouda, chopped the basil and readied the tomatoes before people came over. When my first guest arrived, I popped the filling in the microwave and it was ready to go in minutes.
I'm all about working smarter, not harder, and this recipe fits the bill! Thank you."

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