An easy low carb tomato mozzarella appetizer with spinach and bacon that takes little time to prepare. Friends and family will love these tasty bites.
The stress of the holidays are beginning to take its toll. Lack of sleep and busy days eventually caused me to get the bug going around at my daughters school.
I’ve been dealing with the virus over the last couple weeks. I’m finally starting to feel better, but have been trying to take it easy.
Since I haven’t felt like cooking, I made a few easy dishes like this tomato mozzarella appetizer. It made using only five ingredients.
I love simple low carb recipes and this one certainly fits the bill. It’s easily made within ten minutes.
For this easy recipe, you’ll only need a couple large tomatoes, spinach, bacon, mozzarella cheese, and some olive oil. All common ingredients that you may already have!
You simply slice the tomato into rounds, brush each slice with a little olive oil, then add on the toppings. Then, just bake until the cheese is browned.
This simple tomato mozzarella is like a crustless pizza. And, it’s always a big hit when served at parties.
Although I think these are perfect as is, you can always change things up a little. Like add another cheese or swap the bacon for sausage.
You really can’t go wrong with these yummy tomato mozzarella appetizers with spinach and bacon. I need to keep this recipe handy when our garden is producing large tomatoes.
It’s also an easy appetizer to make when getting together to with friends and family. We’ll be making these for the big game on Superbowl Sunday.
These are also great to make as a quick snack. I love putting them right in the toaster oven for a quick bite after work.
I’m a big cheese lover so I’ll sprinkle in a little Parmesan or Asiago along with the mozzarella. And, sometimes I like to add a bit of crushed red pepper.
I’ve often thought of moving to a paleo diet. But, I’m having trouble giving up on the cheese.
There are benefits to going dairy free, but I’d have to have a good substitute for cheese. Thankfully, I’m not sensitive to nuts which are commonly used to make non-dairy cheese.
One day, I hope to give the nut cheeses a try. I do need to try and cut back a little on the cheese. However, it’s one of things I enjoy most on low carb.
Tomato Mozzarella Appetizer with Spinach and Bacon
Tomato Mozzarella Appetizer
- 2 large tomatoes
- 1/2 cup baby spinach chopped
- 1/2 Cup freshly grated mozzarella cheese
- 5 slices bacon
- olive oil
Pre-heat oven at 350°.
In a pan, cook bacon until slightly crisp. Drain and cut into bite size pieces.
Properly wash tomatoes and slice in 1/3 inch rounds each. Makes 6 rounds and 2 bottom rounds. You can use the latter in another dish (if you prefer uniform rounds).
Arrange tomatoes and slightly brush with olive oil. Top with chopped spinach.
Add cooked bacon then top with grated mozzarella cheese.
Bake for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted or if you want, a little golden brown on top.
Serve immediately and enjoy every bite.
You can add more mozzarella and bacon as desired.