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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
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • Place baguette slices on an ungreased baking sheet. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat until toasted, 1-2 minutes on each side.
  • 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 until cheese is melted, about 1 minute. Stir until combined; pour into shell. Serve with baguette toasts.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 303 calories, 17g fat (9g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 578mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 15g protein.
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