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Italian Tartine

Great open-faced sandwich you can serve for lunch or quarter and serve as an appetizer!  Scale this recipe up to serve as many as you need.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Sandwiches
Cuisine: American, French, Italian
Keyword: Italian, Leftovers, Sandwich, Tartine
Servings: 1 Person
Author: Emily ~ Garlic & Olive Oil


  • 2 Slices leftover Italian Bread
  • Goat Cheese or Cream Cheese
  • Salsiccia (aka Italian Sausage)
  • Lemon Wedges
  • Grape Tomatoes quartered
  • Shredded Mozzarella
  • Grated Romano
  • Fresh Basil


  • Preheat the boiler.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  
  • Toast the bread in the toaster.  Spread a thin layer of goat cheese on each piece of toast.  Sprinkle on tomatoes.  
  • Meanwhile, cook the salsiccia in a skillet and break into crumbles. When the salsiccia is cooked through, turn off the heat and squeeze some lemon juice over the salsiccia; give it all a stir.
  • Sprinkle the salsiccia crumbles on the toast.  Top with a little bit of mozzarella and grate a little Romano cheese right over the top.  Put under the broiler for 2 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and a little browned.  Pull the tartine out of the oven, squeeze some more fresh lemon juice right on top and sprinkle with some fresh basil.


This is a method.  You can change the ingredients up to whatever suits your fancy.  A great way to use up leftovers!
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