As I’ve been posting pasta recipes left and right, I might as well share with you what I love to pair with these noodle dishes. Cheesy garlic bread, what else!
These garlicky pieces are great for sopping thick pasta sauces yet equally wonderful with hearty soups (try this broccoli one!) and stews as well. They pull together with less than 5 ingredients and are the perfect use for those day-old loaves sitting on your counter.
Not only are the ingredients standard pantry items, they are super flexible, too. I used shredded mozzarella and dried basil in mine but you can easily substitute your preferred cheeses (sharp Cheddar, yum!) and fresh or dried herbs. You can even make these a little more waist-friendly by replacing the butter with olive oil.
Although any type of Italian loaf works well in this recipe, I prefer ciabatta rolls as I just love how the butter, garlic and melted cheese pool into the bread’s nooks and crannies. Give this cheesy garlic bread a try and please don’t forget to leave me a feedback. I ♥ hearing from you.
- 1 stick butter, softened
- ¼ cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
- 1 head garlic, peeled and minced
- 1 tablespoon dried Basil leaves
- 4 Ciabatta rolls, cut lengthwise into halves
- 2 cups Mozzarella cheese, shredded
- In a large bowl, whip butter until smooth and fluffy. Add Parmesan cheese, garlic and dried basil. Gently fold together until well-incorporated.
- On a baking sheet, arrange bread in a single layer. Spoon garlic-butter mixture over each bread and with a knife, spread to fully cover surface. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
- Bake in a 400 F oven for about 8 to 10 minutes or until bubbly. Slice into serving pieces and serve hot.