Put a new spin on garlic bread with this delicious Caprese topping. Use it as a side for your next Italian meal or a satisfying lunch or vegetarian main course. Print this coupon $0.55/1 – Challenge Butter – (challengedairy.com) to save on butter.

Caprese Garlic Bread

1/2 cup balsamic vinegar –  $0.32
1 loaf Italian bread – $2.50
1/2 stick butter, softened – $0.25
2 cloves garlic, minced – $0.08
8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced – $1.22
2 tomatoes, sliced – $0.32
1/2 cup chopped basil – $0.30


1. To make balsamic reduction sauce: Pour balsamic vinegar into a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to simmer. Let cook until vinegar has reduced by half and becomes syrupy. Set aside and let cool.

2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

3. Slice bread in half lengthwise and set aside. In a small bowl, mix softened butter with garlic. Spread evenly over both halves of bread.

4. Slice cheese and place evenly all over bread. Place tomato slices on top of cheese and sprinkle with basil. Cook 12 to 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and bread has turned light brown. Remove from oven and drizzle with balsamic sauce. Slice and serve.

Serves: 8

Total Cost: $4.99

Sides Under $5: Caprese Garlic Bread