Homemade Cheesy Garlic Bread – in Minutes!
I used to buy frozen garlic bread at the grocery store. Six pieces of Texas toast for two dollars and fifty cents. Now that I know how easy it is so make my own garlic bread, I can’t imagine going back to the store bought stuff!
This is a recipe that I’ve discovered/developed in the last several weeks, and I think I’ve finally gotten it exactly where I want it. The original idea came from Sarah at http://sugarapron.com/2014/08/03/easy-cheesy-garlic-breadsticks/, and my version of the recipe has morphed from there. (You should check her recipe out too – it is delicious!)
The fun of this recipe is its flexibility. You like more cheese on top? With less basil and lots of parmesan cheese? Be my guest! For that reason, I’m going to talk about the ingredients in terms of sprinkles and pinches instead of teaspoons and tablespoons. Just trust your instincts and follow your gut!
Homemade Garlic Bread
What You’ll Need…
– bread (I like to use hamburger buns, or French bread if it’s a special occasion)
– garlic powder
– shredded mozzarella cheese
– parmesan cheese sprinkles
– sweet basil
What To Do…
- Preheat your oven to 400oF.
- Lay your bread slices out on a cookie sheet. If you’re pulling them out of the freezer (as I usually am), you’ll want to thaw them out in the microwave for a minute or so.
- Spread each slice with butter and sprinkle with lightly with garlic powder.
- Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese onto each bread slice.
- Add a pinch or two of sweet basil onto each piece of garlic bread to finish it off. The garlic bread is ready to bake!
- If you have time to kill before supper, bake the garlic bread in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes; take them out when the cheese is melted and the bread is turning golden brown.
If you’re in a hurry, though, you don’t need to wait for the oven to preheat. Put the garlic bread in the oven, and turn the oven on to broil. Watch the bread carefully – it will be done in 2-3 minutes. (I would highly recommend setting a timer anytime you’re using the broiler.)
- This is the best part – serve supper and enjoy your homemade garlic bread!
Any other fun ideas for garlic bread out there? I would love to hear about them!