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Tomato Cheese Sandwiches

 Tomato Cheese Sandwiches
Couple this warm, cheesy bread with salad, soup or even an entree. “If you’d like, you can add other pizza toppings,” notes Janet Watson of Crown Point, Indiana.
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 4 slices French bread (1/2 inch thick)
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon fennel seed, crushed
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1 medium tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


  • Butter one side of each slice of bread; place buttered side up on a
  • foil-lined baking sheet. In a small bowl, combine the tomato sauce,
  • garlic powder, Italian seasoning, fennel seed and pepper flakes if
  • desired. Spread over butter.
  • Top with tomato slices; sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 400° for
  • 8-10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 2 servings.