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Crusty Cheesy Garlic Bread

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    Looking for the perfect slice of bread to serve along with your favorite soup? This recipe toasts up a baguette of French bread for the perfect crusty, cheesy, and garlic-y combination.


    This crusty cheesy garlic bread recipe is so crazy simple and really amps up your dinner. It’s not a complete meal without a delicious carbohydrate! 

    What Pairs Well with Cheesy Garlic Bread?

    • Your favorite fall soup or chili! If you’re looking for some inspiration I have a few recipes linked below that will pair nicely with this bread!
    • A hearty salad like my Winter Harvest Salad or Harvest Bowl.
    • Use this bread as a side to accompany your favorite protein (chicken, fish, beef)
    garlic bread on white paper unbaked

    What Ingredients are Needed for Crusty Cheesy Garlic Bread?

    French Baguette: A whole baguette of french bread sliced in half lengthwise. The french baguette is nice and soft in comparison to say a sourdough or ciabatta bread and will toast up easily and get that perfect crunch factor.

    Olive Oil: Used to saute our garlic cloves with. If you so desire, you can also use it as a dipping sauce with some pepper and garlic powder. 

    Butter: Unsalted butter smeared across the bread before baking.

    Garlic: Garlic powder and chopped and sauteed garlic cloves.

    Mozzarella Cheese: Shredded mozzarella cheese is our cheese of choice for this recipe.

    Chives: Fresh chives, chopped small and sprinkled on top of our bread after baking is complete.

    garlic bread topped with cheese on foil

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    garlic bread on a cutting board

    How to Make Crusty Cheesy Garlic Bread

    Step One: Preheat the oven to 400° F and line a baking tray with tin foil. Slice the baguette in half lengthwise. If your baguette is extra long, you may have to cut it into four equal slices. 

    Step Two: In a small pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Saute the garlic pieces until browned.

    Step Three: Spread softened butter across the tops of each slice of bread. Sprinkle lightly with garlic powder and evenly distribute the sauteed garlic. Place another layer of tin foil over the bread and wrap bread with the top and bottom pieces of foil. Bake for 10 minutes.

    Step Four: Remove the top layer of tin foil from the bread and top with shredded mozzarella cheese. Bake in the oven uncovered for 5-6 minutes. 

    Step Five: Remove from the oven and sprinkle with chopped chives. Enjoy served warm!

    garlic bread on a cutting board

    Crusty Cheesy Garlic Bread

    Looking for the perfect slice of bread to serve along with your favorite soup? This recipe toasts up a baguette of French bread for the perfect crusty, cheesy, and garlic-y combination.


    Prep time: 5 min |

    Cook time: 15 min |

    Total time: 20 min

    Cuisine: American |

    Serves: 6

    Ingredients:

    • 1 french baguette, sliced lengthwise
    • 1 tsp, olive oil
    • 2 tbsp, unsalted butter, softened 
    • ¼ tsp, garlic powder
    • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped and sauteed 
    • ½ cup, shredded mozzarella cheese
    • Small handful of chives, chopped small (about 20-25 chives)

    Directions:

    1. Preheat the oven to 400° F and line a baking tray with tin foil.
    2. Slice the baguette in half lengthwise*.
    3. In a small pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Saute the garlic until browned (approx. 3-4 minutes)
    4. Spread softened butter across the tops of each slice of bread. Sprinkle lightly with garlic powder and evenly distribute sauteed garlic. 
    5. Place another layer of tin foil over the bread and wrap bread with the top and bottom pieces of foil. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
    6. Remove the top layer of tin foil from the bread and top with mozzarella cheese. Bake in the oven uncovered for 6-7 minutes. 
    7. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with chopped chives. Enjoy served warm!
    Notes:
    1. *You may have to slice the baguette into four equal slices if it is very long to ensure it fits on your baking tray. If you have a longer baguette, the amount of butter may need to be adjusted as well. 
    2. For an even crispier bread, broil for the last 1-2 minutes of baking.

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size 1/6 slice

    Serves 6


    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 100
    Total Fat 6g
      Saturated Fat 4g
      Trans Fat 0g
    Cholesterol 17mg
    Sodium 130mg
    Total Carbohydrate 7g
      Dietary Fiber 0g
      Sugars 0g
    Protein 4g

     

    Find on MyFitnessPal as: TWW - Crusty Cheesy Garlic Bread


    Author: Christine

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    Cuisine: American

    Keywords: Garlic Bread, Cheesy Bread, Crusty Bread


    Ratings and reviews (9)

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    Kimberly
    1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Great idea! A quick, simple and easy recipe! I love garlic bread.

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    Christine | The Wellness Walnut 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    The simpler the better :)

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    Kevin Foodie
    1 month, 2 weeks ago

    This is is a very simple snack idea. Garlic and cheese are a delicious combination.

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    Christine | The Wellness Walnut 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    An amazing combo!

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    Bart
    1 month, 2 weeks ago

    NOT EVEN GONNA LIE. Going to try this tonight!

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    Christine | The Wellness Walnut 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    YAY!!

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    LaRena
    1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Garlic cheese bread is one of the comfort foods that everyone loves.

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    Christine | The Wellness Walnut 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    YESSS

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    Jimmy 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    this looks so amazing

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    Christine | The Wellness Walnut 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Thanks!!

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    tianna
    1 month, 2 weeks ago

    This sounds delicious, I love garlic bread!

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    Christine | The Wellness Walnut 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    garlic bread is the best :)

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    Lois
    1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Love it. Love cheese and garlic.

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    Christine | The Wellness Walnut 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    such a great combo!

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    Sam
    1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Yum! I love this! Swapped out butter & mozz for vegan alternatives for myself and it was perfect to go along with my tomato soup! Thank you!

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    Christine | The Wellness Walnut 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    awesome! love the vegan alternatives!!

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    Tammy S
    2 months ago

    Garlic bread is my ABSOLUTE fave! Could eat this with every dinner

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    Christine | The Wellness Walnut 2 months ago

    one of my favs too! glad you enjoyed :)

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