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Gouda Melt with Baguette Slices

 Gouda Melt with Baguette Slices
This fun appetizer is guaranteed to wow guests! It takes just moments to whip up this melty delight. —Susan Lewis, Reading, Pennsylvania
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 303 calories, 17 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 578 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 15 g protein.