Garlic bread seems to be the perfect side dish for SO many recipes. It goes great with pastas, dips, gravies even salads! You can find some decent garlic bread pre-made at the restaurant you decide to dine at a time and trust me, I’ve had my fair share of the stuff. However, nothing tastes better than homemade garlic bread! Even better? Homemade CHEESY garlic bread.
Here i have used a loaf of French baguette or Italian bread prepared at home from scratch (seperate recipe on that) but you could just purchase it from the local bakery if you wish.
They say the right amount of butter, garlic, and chees together brings goodness to the palate!
1 loaf of Italian Baguette or French Bread (18-20ish inches)
1 stick butter melted 4-5 cloves garlic finely minced or 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder (adjust according to personal preference)
1-2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh parsley or 1/2-1 teaspoon dried parsley for garnish
1 cup shredded cheese of your choice (I used parmesan and a bit of mozzarella)
Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees.
Slice your loaf of bread lengthwise so that you have two long pieces to work with.
Melt 1 stick of butter (1minute in the microwave does the trick).
Stir finely minced garlic and parsley into the melted butter.
Using a spatula, spread butter/garlic mixture over the bread. Put the bread back together, cover in tinfoil and bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
Remove from oven, open bread back up and top with shredded cheese of your choice.
Leave bread open faced at this point. If you want crispy garlic bread, turn on your broiler and broil bread for an additional 3 minutes or until cheese melts.
If you want a softer garlic bread, top with cheese and put back into the 400 degree oven for 4-5 minutes or until cheese melts.
Serve it with whatever side dish and please your senses! 🙂