Garlic bread is not something I make often because let’s be honest, it probably isn’t the best thing to be eating all that often. So when I do make garlic bread I kick it up a notch and make Cheesy Garlic Bread! Go big or go home! Garlic bread without the cheese is absolutely delicious, but once you add the cheese you really bring it to a whole new level.
If you have ever purchased the garlic bread from a grocery store you have probably noticed they put about six pounds of butter on the loaf. For me personally I think it’s just too much butter, but if you like a lot of butter on your garlic bread then just put more than I have suggested in the recipe. That goes for the cheese as well, I haven’t put any measurements because it is all about personal preference.
Loaf of Italian bread
4 -5 tbsp. butter, softened
1 tbsp. (or more) minced garlic
1 tbsp. olive oil
Pepper to taste
Mozzarella cheese, shredded
Parmesan cheese, shredded
Combine the softened butter, olive oil, garlic, and pepper in a small bowl. After slicing the loaf of Italian bread in half the long way, spread the butter mixture over both sides of the bread.
Put the two sides back together and wrap in aluminum foil. Cook for about 10-12 minutes at 400 degrees until the butter is melted.
Remove the bread from the oven and top with the cheeses, use as much as you want. I like the majority of the cheese to be mozzarella and just a little parmesan. Sprinkle with parsley.
Keep the bread open this time when returning to the oven. You can either just put them on the aluminum foil or on a baking sheet.
Bake until the cheese is melted, about 10 minutes.
Enjoy! Nom nom nom.