This recipe for Cheesy Garlic Bread is a little reminiscent of something you can get from a fast pizza joint, but WAYYYYY better and with much more flavor! It is SUPER cheesy and just all the way delicious. You'll want to eat this ALL the time.
I like to use a thinner ciabatta loaf versus what might traditionally be used to make garlic bread, like a french or Italian loaf. It gets a little crustier and is less bready, which means I get to enjoy the cheese even more! I mean it is Cheesy Garlic Bread after all.
Just be sure not to skimp on the cheese. And I like a blend of a few kinds of cheese. It adds more depth of flavor which I think cheesy bread should have!
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The first thing I do is make the garlic butter. Nearly melt a stick of butter, then mix in some garlic, salt, pepper, parsley, and some olive oil.
Then slice the bread open and smother it with the garlic butter. Toast it under the broiler until lightly browned and it is ready to be topped with ALL the cheese!
Then add the cheeses to the toasted bread and pop it back under the broiler, under low heat, until melted and beginning to brown a little. It is done when it is bubbly and delicious looking!
Let it cool just slightly and then it is ready to slice up and enjoy!
Notes & Tips
One secret to keeping the finished product from being too soggy in the end is to toast the outside of the bread before buttering and adding the cheese.
And, yes, you need 3 types of cheese to make this great. They all have different flavors and bring something great to the end result.
If you can't find a ciabatta loaf, you could use a loaf of french or Italian bread to make this if you have to.
You could switch up the cheese for a different flavor. I'd keep the mozzarella as a base, but a good swap for the cheddar could be gruyere or provolone.