Cheesy garlic bread

    27 min

    A delicious take on the traditional garlic bread. French bread is topped with a Parmesan, garlic and herb butter and then toasted until golden. It's a wonderful side dish to any Italian meal.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 115g butter, melted
    • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
    • 1/8 teaspoon dried basil
    • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1/8 teaspoon garlic granules
    • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1 (400g) loaf French bread, halved lengthways

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:27min 

    1. Preheat oven to 150 C / Gas 2.
    2. In a small bowl, mix butter, garlic salt, rosemary, basil, thyme, garlic granules and Parmesan cheese.
    3. Spread each half of the French bread with equal portions of the butter mixture. Sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese, if desired.
    4. Place bread halves, crusts down, on a medium baking tray. Bake in the preheated oven 10 to 12 minutes or until the edges are very lightly browned.

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    Very easy to make and very nice  -  29 Jan 2011


    Made some changes that brought this up to a five star rating! One, don't melt the butter, soften it. Then mix the other ingredients {I omitted the rosemary and left out the garlic salt in favor of additional garlic powder} in the with softened butter and spread on the bread. When you have only five minutes of baking time left, add a liberal amount of mozzarella cheese to the top. After five minutes it will be just melted and nice and gooey when you take it out of the oven! Perfect!!!  -  03 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    The flavor of the butter is absolutely delicious on the French bread. I will, however, omit the garlic salt next time as it is too salty. This recipe makes more than is needed for one loaf of bread (probably just the right amount for one and one-half to two loaves).  -  01 Jun 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)