I love me some bread. Love. Love. Love. This reminded me of Little Caesar’s cheesy bread that they sell. It was the perfect amount of garlic, butter, and cheese. I used a ciabatta loaf because it looked like it would work better – I’m sure you can use any specialty bread you like! This was the perfect appetizer for my Italian themed dinner party where I served the Italian Tomato and Basil Bruschetta and the to-die-for Italian Lasagna with Meat Sauce!
Source: Savory Sweet Life
1 baguette or ciabatta loaf, horizontally cut in half
1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter, softened or partially melted
4-6 cloves garlic, minced
1-1.5 cups shredded cheese: Parmesan, provolone, Mozzarella or a combo of all of them
2 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place both sides of the bread on a cookie sheet with the crust side down and the cut side up. In a small bowl, combine butter and garlic and spread evenly on each half. Bake bread for 15 minutes and remove from oven. Change the oven setting to high broil. Evenly sprinkle cheese over the halves of bread and stick the cookie sheet back in the oven. Broil for 1 minute or until cheese has completed melted and shows a few golden bubble marks. Remove from oven and carefully slice.
[My 2 Cents]
This will also work if you don’t read the recipe carefully [as I did] and throw the cheese on to be baked for the first 15 minutes. Although, it started to brown right around 10 minutes – so watch carefully!