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Tomato Cheese Melt

"I love this as a late-night snack, but it also goes great with a bowl of soup at lunch," assures Suzanne Winters of Middletown, Delaware. "The cayenne pepper gives it just a bit of zip. It tastes and looks great."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1 onion bagel or English muffin, split
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tomato slices
  • 1 tablespoon shredded Parmesan cheese


  • On each bagel or muffin half, sprinkle half of the cheddar cheese and cayenne pepper. Top with a tomato slice. Sprinkle half of the Parmesan cheese over each tomato.
  • Broil 6 in. from the heat for 4-5 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 163 calories, 5g fat (4g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 319mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.

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  • knollbrookcook
    Aug 27, 2019

    This was great. Nice quick meal especially for one or two people. The cayenne pepper was a bit too much for me so I would cut it back by half.

  • MarineMom_texas
    Jul 7, 2019

    Delicious. I used whole wheat bread and omitted the pepper. It took 4 minutes to broil without burning. Will definitely have this again. Volunteer Field Editor

  • AuntieA1955
    Jan 15, 2013

    This is soooo tasty! My mom made this for us as a summer snack when we had so many extra tomatoes from the garden. We still use this in the summer w/ fresh basil and so yummy. Funny how tastes and smells bring back such delightful thoughts of days gone by!

  • sweet1pie
    Sep 15, 2011

    I've made similar things before but on bread. The onion bagel added a great flavor!

  • cbruce873
    May 13, 2009

    Made this type for years only using sandwich bread, sliced cheese, tomato & parmesan cheese. Whatever bread type you prefer. Broil until cheese is bubbly. Delicious!