The Best Cheesy Garlic Bread

Apr
03

The Best Cheesy Garlic Bread

cheesy garlic bread

This is the ultimate cheesy garlic bread recipe that takes this classic side dish to new heights. My recipe combines roasted garlic and a premium cheese blend for a decadent and satisfying treat that’s sure to make you obsessed over this until you eat it again, and again, and again!  

 

Start by roasting two heads of garlic to perfection, creating a rich and mellow flavor profile. Mix the roasted garlic with softened butter, fresh parsley, and a medley of grated mozzarella, Gruyere, and Parmesan cheeses. Spread this luxurious garlic and cheese mixture generously onto Italian bread or sourdough halves.  

 

As the cheesy garlic bread bakes, the cheeses melt and bubble, forming a golden-brown crust that promises a delightful crunch with every bite. The tantalizing aroma from the oven will entice your senses, preparing you for a savory indulgence.  

 

Once out of the oven, garnish the bread with vibrant chopped chives for a pop of freshness and visual appeal. Slice into the warm loaf to reveal a gooey, cheesy interior complemented by the subtle sweetness of the roasted garlic and a satisfyingly crunchy crust.  

 

Whether paired with pasta, soup, grilled meats, or enjoyed on its own, this cheesy garlic bread is a crowd-pleaser. Its rich flavours and easy preparation make it a perfect addition to any meal. Treat yourself and your loved ones to this irresistible creation for a memorable dining experience that celebrates the timeless charm of garlic bread with a cheesy twist.

 

cheesy garlic bread

The Best Cheesy Garlic Bread

Deliciously cheesy garlic bread made with roasted garlic, a blend of mozzarella, Gruyere, and Parmesan cheeses, baked to golden perfection, and topped with fresh chopped chives.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Appetizer, Entertaining, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 10

Ingredients
  

  • 2 whole heads of garlic yes, it’s a lot, but trust me!
  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 full loaf of Italian bread pana di casa or sourdough loaf, cut lengthwise into two pieces
  • 125 g good quality butter
  • Approximately 1-2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup grated Gruyere cheese 20-30 grams
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1-2 tablespoons chopped chives to serve

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • Cut off the top of each head of garlic to expose the cloves.
  • Place the garlic heads on a sheet of aluminum foil lined with baking paper, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Wrap the foil around the garlic to create a packet.
  • Roast the garlic in the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until the cloves are soft and golden. Remove from the oven and let them cool slightly.
  • While the garlic is roasting, prepare the bread. Place the two halves of the Italian bread or sourdough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • To prepare your garlic butter, place your butter in a small bowl and allow it to soften/half melt, add the chopped parsley, then squeeze the roasted garlic cloves out of their skins onto the butter. You can also add in any excess oil from the roasted garlic. Mash the mix together to form a uniform paste. Adjust the seasoning with additional salt and pepper if needed.
  • Spread the garlic butter mixture evenly over the cut sides of the bread halves.
  • Sprinkle over the mozzarella, Gruyere, and parmesan cheese.
  • Place the baking sheet with the prepared garlic bread into the oven and bake for about 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly, and the edges of the bread are crispy and golden.
  • Remove the cheesy garlic bread from the oven and sprinkle with chopped chives for added flavour and freshness.
  • Allow the bread to cool slightly before slicing into pieces and serving.
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