Cheesy Garlic Bread

I have a weakness for a good piece of garlic bread and this Cheesy Garlic Bread delivers. Soft and chewy on the inside, crispy edges, with the perfect buttery, cheesy, garlic flavor.

Cheesy Garlic Bread

What I love about Cheesy Garlic Bread

The perfect amount of garlic and herbs gets mixed together and smeared all over your bread. A generous amount of mozzarella and parmesan is sprinkled all over the top and it’s baked until bubbly and golden. So simple and super quick to put together! 

Cheesy Garlic Bread

Here’s what you’ll need

  • Butter: Salted or unsalted butter will work. If you use salted, keep in mind that Parmesan is salty too. Make sure the butter is softened at room temperature.
  • Garlic: Fresh, finely minced garlic works best 
  • Cheese: Shredded mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Don’t skip on the parmesan, it adds a perfect umami of nutty and salty flavor to this bread. I like to use vegetarian parmesan.
  • Bread: Italian loaf, French baguette or ciabatta, are the best for this recipe. 
  • Fresh Herbs: My favorite herbs to add as basil and fresh oregano. 
  • Dried herbs: I add an Italian seasoning mix of dried parsley and oregano.
  • Red Chili flakes: To add a bit of spice and flavor, add as much or little as you like! 

Cheesy Garlic Bread

Recipes To Serve With Cheesy Garlic Bread

The great thing is that you can really serve this with anything. Feel free to serve your garlic bread on its own as an appetizer with some warmed marinara or as a vessel to scoop up some of your favorite saucy pastas. 

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Cheesy Garlic Bread: soft and chewy on the inside, crispy edges, with the perfect buttery, cheesy, garlic flavor.
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 loaf French or Italian bread
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic 
  • ½ tablespoon crushed red pepper 
  • 1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning (dried parsley + oregano)
  • 2 tablespoon basil; finely chopped 
  • 2 tablespoon fresh oregano; finely chopped 
  • ⅓ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Method
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Slice bread in half lengthwise. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Place bread, cut side up, on baking sheet.
  2. In a mixing bowl, using a fork, mix together butter, garlic, basil, fresh oregano, Italian seasoning, red chili flakes, salt and pepper.
  3. Spoon and spread mixture evenly over entire surface of both bread halves and sprinkle bread evenly with cheeses.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes until golden and bubbly.
  5. Cut into slices and serve warm.

Enjoy,
Nisha

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