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cheesy Garlic Bread

Made from only 5 ingredients, these cheesy garlic bread slices are ideal snack or side dish. A baguette topped with garlicky butter and topped with lots of mozzarella cheese. Less than 15 minutes bake time.

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Crusty on outside with buttery interior, these garlic breads are one of our favourite snacks. They are topped with mozzarella cheese and baked until it's melted.

For this recipe you will need only 30 minutes time - ideal for quick and delicious meal.

This garlic bread would make a great starter or side dish along pizza. These garlic bread goes well with tomato sauce, vegetable soup, lasagna or even homemade meatballs with spaghetti.

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What you'll need for cheesy garlic bread

This recipe calls for only several ingredients - you will need one BAGUETTE which is a French type of bread, softened BUTTER, GARLIC, fresh PARSLEY and fresh MOZZARELLA. 

This recipe can be made with French baguettes as well as with rustic sourdoughs and Italian bread. First leave the butter at room temperature for 20 minutes to soften, so you can easily spread on the bread. For the spread you will need softened butter, minced garlic, fresh parsley and salt and pepper for seasoning. That's all!

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How to make cheesy garlic bread

Start making garlic bread with stirring together softened butter, minced garlic and chopped parsley. Season with salt and pepper and stir to combine.

Cut baguette lengthwise using a bread knife, then cut into half again so you can easier to handle. Spread the butter on the top and sprinkle with generous amount of mozzarella cheese. Bake in the oven until the crust is brown and cheese is melted. You cheesy garlic bread is ready! Enjoy it while still hot - it's the best.

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Making ahead cheesy garlic bread

These garlic bread snacks are ideal for making ahead, so you have ready them at any time. Prepare everything, slice the baguette, spread with garlic butter and top with mozzarella. Then place in the freezer for 20 minutes then wrap in the foil and seal in freezer bag for up to 3 months.

Once you want to serve, bake them straight from the freezer in the oven at 200 C for 20 minutes or until the cheese is warm and melted.

The butter also can be made ahead and kept in the fridge up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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cheesy garlic bread

SERVES: 1 loaf
COOKS IN: 25 minutes
LEVEL: Super easy

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 French baguette
  • 100g (7 tablespoons) butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 - 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 mozzarella balls (around 200 - 220g)

METHOD

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C (392°F). Line the baking sheet with baking paper.

  2. In a small bowl, stir together butter, garlic and parsley. Season with a little salt and black pepper. Set aside while you cut the baguette.
  1. Cut the baguette into 3, then slice each piece lengthways to create 6 slices. Place them on a baking sheet.

  2. Evenly spoon the garlic butter mixture over baguette slices right to the edges. Top with mozzarella cheese.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 12 - 14 minutes or until crisp and golden. Serve while still hot.

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