Cheesy Tomato Garlic Bread | Slimming Friendly

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If there’s one thing that’s better than Slimming World garlic bread, it’s a slimming garlic bread that’s loaded with cheese, tomato, and herbs. 

This version right here is fresh, flavoursome, and I can guarantee that it’ll quickly become one of your all-time favourite side dishes when you’re cooking Italian food! 

Here’s everything you need to know… 

Looking for the full recipe and ingredients list? Jump down to the recipe card at the bottom of this post. Do have a browse through this important information first though… 

Selecting your ingredients 

I’ve used Schar white ciabatta rolls in this recipe, partly because they’re slimming friendly, though especially because they’re perfect for making garlic breads. They have a real satisfying crunch, and they’re also gluten free, so they’re suitable if you have an allergy or an intolerance. 

Next, I’ve chosen parmesan cheese for that authentic nutty Italian taste. You can use your own favourite cheese if you’d rather, though remember that low fat version might not melt as satisfactorily. 

And finally, I’ve used tinned tomatoes, as they’re the handiest option and I’ve always got some in my kitchen cupboard. Feel free to use chopped fresh tomatoes if you prefer. 

How many calories are in these cheesy tomato garlic breads?

There are approximately 95 calories per serving. 

Do remember that you different brands of bread may have hugely different calorie counts per slice, so to protect your weight loss, always make sure that you double check your calculations! 

The average man needs to consume around 2,500 calories a day to maintain a healthy body weight.

For the average woman, it’s around 2,000 calories a day.

If you’re aiming to lose weight, you’ll want to consume less than this to ensure that you’re in a calorie deficit and help you to reach your goals! 

To find out more about calories, visit the NHS website.

How many Slimming World Syns are in this recipe? 

Syns are trademarked by Slimming World, and values are only available to current paying members. 

As such, I have decided to omit Syn values from my recipes moving forward. 

Rest assured though, the recipes here will always be made to be as slimming friendly as possible. 

Refer to the official Slimming World app to calculate the Syns, or speak with your consultant. 

How should you serve these garlic breads? 

This Slimming World garlic bread would be perfect served for lunch alongside a big, green salad. 

Of course though, they’re also an ideal accompaniment to pasta dishes. 

Here are a few slimming and diet friendly options that you might want to check out… 

slimming friendly carbonara

This Slimming World spaghetti carbonara is my current favourite recipe! It’s made the traditional Italian way, with no cream, and no substitutes like quark or creme fraiche. 

slimming world cajun chicken pasta

Alternatively. this Slimming World Cajun chicken pasta is super quick and easy, and if you love food with a bit of a spicy kick, you really need to try it! 

Cheesy Tomato Garlic Breads

Looking for a slimming friendly side dish? These garlic breads are a perfect match for pasta!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Calories: 95kcal


  • 2 Schar White Ciabatta Rolls sliced in half lengthways
  • 200 grams tinned chopped tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped - this makes for a very garlicky bread, so use less if you prefer!
  • 30 grams parmesan cheese grated - feel free to substitute with cheese of your choice
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley or basil chopped
  • 1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • Low calorie cooking spray


  • Preheat your oven to 180 degrees. Place the Schar ciabattas on a baking tray, cut side facing upwards, and sprinkle over the finely chopped garlic. Spritz with low calorie cooking spray, and place in the oven for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the ciabattas from the oven and carefully spoon over the chopped tomatoes and then sprinkle with cheese.
  • Return to the oven and remove once the cheesy has melted - this will take around 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the ciabattas with fresh herbs and dried chilli flakes.
  • Serve and enjoy!


The nutritional and Syn values provided are carefully calculated and correct at time of publication but may not always be completely accurate.
If you're serious about sticking rigidly to your plan, it's always worth doing your own calculations for extra peace of mind - and remember, we may be using different brands or variations of ingredients which can significantly impact the nutritional and Syn values! is not responsible for any loss or damage due to reliance on nutritional information provided here. is an independent and UNOFFICIAL website, and it is in no way affiliated with, endorsed by, or representative of Slimming World. I’m NOT a Slimming World consultant, nor am I trained to give advice on any aspect of the plan, and so any information provided here should never replace the guidance of your consultant.
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Calories: 95kcal

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