Smoked Cheddar and Basil Bacon Melts

Posted by Olivia on Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Smoked Cheddar and Basil Bacon Melts

You may have seen this recipe in our May Catalog that just went out--it's a keeper! Try this one out for weekends on the patio or a movie night with your buddies.

  • 4 tablespoons Basil Parmesan Oil, divided
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 24 thin slices zucchini
  • 12 slices bacon, cooked soft-crisp, halved
  • 8 slices smoked cheddar cheese
  • 2 ciabatta rolls, halved
  • Dried or fresh basil, for garnish

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Toss tomatoes and zucchini with 3 tablespoons oil; arrange evenly on a baking sheet. Roast until slightly browned and juicy, about 10 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven; set aside. Raise oven to broiler setting.
  2. Arrange the sandwiches: Place 4 halves of Ciabatta rolls on baking sheet. Top each with 2 slices cheese, 6 slices zucchini, 4 pieces bacon, and 6 tomato halves. Drizzle remaining 1 tablespoon oil over sandwiches.
  3. Place under broiler and cook until cheese is just melted, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle with basil and serve.

Notes: Makes 4 sandwiches.
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