I am not a food blogger.
Not by a long shot.
But, I do love to eat.
It’s one of my favorite hobbies.
In order for us to eat delicious meals and stay on track with our grocery budget, we’ve been pretty serious about our meal planning lately. I’m loving it. Planning out our meals means I’m not in a panic at 5 pm when I have hungry people expecting to be fed. This Killer Cheesy Garlic Bread is a favorite side for just about any meal, but we try not to have it too often because it isn’t exactly healthy. Oh, but it is tasty my friends.
Jed has declared the making of cheesy garlic bread one of my spiritual gifts. I guess I’ll take it. This is really more of a process than an actual recipe, but hopefully it will be clear enough for you to recreate it in your own kitchen should you so choose. It is so easy, and definitely a crowd pleaser and MUCH better than the premade variety.
1 loaf french bread – I love a good crusty baguette.
Butter or Buttery Spread (It doesn’t really matter. Pick your poison.)
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Shredded Parmesan Cheese (It tastes best if shredded fresh for both, but bagged is fine.)
I’m going to warn you now as I have before that I like garlic more than the average bear. It probably stems from my childhood fear of vampires, but I’ll work that out in therapy.
Slice your french bread. Lay it out on your baking sheet. Butter both sides. Just do it. Sprinkle garlic salt liberally on both sides. Don’t question it. With a butter knife, scoop out minced garlic and spread liberally on the top side of each slice of bread. Don’t be afraid. Grab a handful of your shredded mozzarella and sprinkle liberally on each slice, then follow with the parmesan. If you aren’t in the mood to shred your cheese, big slices of fresh mozzarella are delightful on top of the bread. Go back and add more cheese. Stick it all in the oven on 400 for about 5 minutes. Watch it, because it will burn fast and then everyone will cry. I know this from experience. Enjoy your cheesy garlic goodness.
Last week we had Killer Cheesy Garlic Bread with my Creamy Garden Veggie Spaghetti.
What’s your go-to side dish?
Read more about our meal planning adventures here.