Baked Mozzarella and Tomato-Basil Antipasti

With only 15 minutes of prep time, this rich spread for toasted baguette slices is easy to make and hard to resist.

Baked Mozzarella and Tomato-Basil Antipasti
Prep Time:
15 mins
Bake Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 2 cup pasta sauce

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 8 ounce fresh bocconcini mozzarella or mozzarella cheese, cut in cubes

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

  • ¼ cup torn fresh basil leaves

  • Parmesan-Toasted Baguette, (recipe below)

Parmesan Toast

  • 8 1/2-inch slices baguette-style French bread

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 tablespoon finely shredded Parmesan cheese


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. In four 12- to 16-ounce or one 1-1/2-quart shallow ovenproof dish layer pasta sauce, garlic, and mozzarella. Bake 20 minutes or until mozzarella is melted. Remove from oven; drizzle olive oil. Top with basil. Serve with bread or Parmesan Toasted Baguette slices. Makes 4 servings.

Parmesan Toast

  1. Preheat broiler. Lightly brush one side of bread slices with oil. Place bread slices, oil sides up, on a baking sheet. Broil 3 to 4 inches from the heat about 15 seconds or until toasted (watch carefully to avoid burning). Sprinkle with cheese. Broil about 15 seconds more or until cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

405 Calories
17g Fat
41g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 405
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 929mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 6.5mg 32%
Calcium 494.7mg 38%
Iron 2.9mg 16%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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