Toast with Mozzarella & Tomatoes – Caprese Toast

by Tatiana
caprese toast recipe

Toast with mozzarella and tomatoes, aka, the Caprese toast, is a delicious and elegant aperitif made easy. The small bread pizzas are an escape when you want to take away the whim of real pizzas, however, without making too much effort. It is a toast with a fresh but enveloping taste that will conquer everyone. Each bite reveals to the palate the melt-in-your-mouth nature of its tasty ingredients!

Once in a while, everyone has one of those lazy mood days when the desire to cook is close to zero. Oppositely, there are those days when everything seems a race against time. No matter what your reasons are, the toast with mozzarella and tomatoes is the most practical and easy recipe to prepare. Just assemble the toast and put in the oven and enjoy crispiness and raciness. Also, Caprese toast is a good idea for late mornings when you need a boost for a great day. Isn’t a crunchy slice of bread with tomatoes and melted mozzarella a perfect start of the day?

mozzarella tomato toast - caprese toast

All you need is some slices of bread, some good tomato sauce, some mozzarella, and a few basil leaves or chives to prepare truly delicious Caprese toasts. Don’t miss this comfy recipe that was inspired by the Italian Caprese salad. When you think of Caprese, you think of the warmth, summer breeze, and simplicity. The effort is minimum, yet, the delight is supreme. 

Ingredients for the toast with mozzarella and tomatoes

The Caprese sandwich, in our case, the toast with mozzarella and tomato is a particularly delicious recipe that immediately conquers with the appetizing taste of the ingredients.

shredded mozzarella cherry tomatoes bread

Among the necessary ingredients for its preparation, there is tomato sauce, cherry tomatoes, toast slices, and of course, mozzarella. Don’t miss out on the chives or some basil leaves to add freshness to the look and taste.

Here’s the list of the ingredients you need to prepare the toasts for a family of four:

  • Slices of bread 4 pieces
  • Tomato sauce 4 tablespoons
  • Grated mozzarella 8 tablespoons
  • Cherry tomatoes 4 pieces
  • Chili sauce is optional if you want a bit of spiciness
  • Chives to garnish the toasts

mozzarella tomato toast - caprese toast

How to prepare the toast with mozzarella and tomatoes

There are only a few steps you need to take so that you can enjoy your delicious Caprese toast. Start by turning on the stove at 400 degrees so that it preheats well. It is one of the key of success in any recipe that involves baking. 

To prepare the beautifully delicious toast, wash the cherry tomatoes, then slice them not too thinly. If the mozzarella isn’t yet shredded, use a grater to manually obtain the needed result. Also, in case you want your toast with more character, mix the tomato sauce with a bit of chilly sauce. If not, just set it next to you on your working surface. 

how to make mozzarella tomato toast - caprese toast

how to make mozzarella tomato toast – caprese toast

Arrange 4 slices of toast, spread one tablespoon of tomato sauce on each of the slices. Then generously sprinkle 2 tablespoons of grated mozzarella over the sauce. Top everything with slices of tomato and season with salt.

Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Place the freshly prepared toasts carefully on the tray and shove in the preheated oven. Now bake at 200 degrees for 5 minutes or until the mozzarella becomes light-brown on top. When ready, take out the oven and let rest for 5 more minutes so that you don’t get burnt. Remember to sprinkle some chives or shredded basil leaves. 

baked caprese toast

How to serve the toast with mozzarella and tomatoes

Serve your toast hot. This is how you can enjoy the soft melted mozzarella, the sour taste of the tomatoes, and the crunchiness of the bread. Pair the toast with some American Style Scrambled Eggs with Crispy Bacon or combine it with some Bomblicious Fried Eggs & Hot dogs. If you want a lighter meal, the Creamy Tomato Salad or the Simply Refreshing Arugula & Tomatoes Salad are your “not to miss” options.


  • Instead of using regular bread for toasts, you may slice some French or Italian bread.
  • To add more spiciness to the toast, mix some sriracha sauce or chili sauce into the tomato sauce.
  • For meat lovers, and for a more consistent meal, top the toast with bacon or prosciutto 
  • Mix shredded mozzarella with ricotta for a cheesier and creamier toast.
  • Play with the ingredients as it is a very versatile recipe that can be adapted to one’s tastes and preferences. 
    baked caprese toast

    Toast with Mozzarella & Tomatoes - Caprese Toast

    Toast with mozzarella and tomatoes is a delicious and elegant aperitif made easy. Each bite reveals to the palate the melt-in-your-mouth nature of its tasty ingredients!
    5 from 1 vote
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 5 minutes
    Total Time 15 minutes
    Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Snack
    Cuisine Italian, World
    Servings 4 people
    Calories 85 kcal


    • 4 slices bread
    • 8 cherry tomatoes
    • 1 cup shredded parmesan
    • 4 tbsp tomato sauce
    • 2-3 leaves basil optional


    • Preheat oven at 400 degrees for
    • Shred mozzarella and slice the cherry tomatoes
    • Spread the tomato sauce on the slices of bread
    • Top with mozzarella then with tomato slices
    • Arrange on a baking tray and put to bake for 5 minutes at 400 degrees, until the mozzarella browns
    • Take out the oven and let rest for a few minutes before serving


    Calories: 85kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 228mgPotassium: 175mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 244IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 42mgIron: 1mg
    Keyword baked toast, caprese toast, French Toast Recipe, tomatoe mozzarella toast
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