Oh boy….see that picture up there? When I revealed this garlic cheesy bread to Hubby tonight for dinner, he just about cried. And it was beyond delicious. Heavenly. I saved some for me to snack on later. Can you blame me? It’s cheese and bread. It’s perfect snack fodder. Ok, let’s get down to business and reveal this easy recipe:
Garlic Cheesy Bread
1 loaf of italian bread (I used a day old loaf I got on clearance)
8 oz of cheese (I used mozzarella and cheddar above)
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
Set your oven to 350 degrees.
Mix the oil, garlic powder and onion powder in a small bowl. Set aside.
Slice your bread 2 times lengthwise. You want to slice it close to the bottom, but not all the way through.
Open up the sliced areas and baste the insides of the bread with the oil mixture.
Place the cheese in each of the slits.
If you have any olive oil mixture left, baste the top of the bread. This will help to make a crispy texture on top.
Cover the bread completely in foil (I used one piece for the bottom and one for the top).
Place in the oven(on a cookie sheet, if you want) and bake for 25 minutes.
After 25 minutes, open the foil and expose the top. Let it cook for 7 to 10 more minutes.
Let it cool slightly….or not. We didn’t and look what happened when we cut it:
The cheese was perfectly melted and the bread was crisp yet soft. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this recipe. Also, the fact that it’s not really a recipe makes this lazy mom really happy. Let’s not talk about the calories that are entwined in those slices. That’s just so unfair to my booty. Oh well….it was worth it!