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Cheesy Roasted Garlic Bread

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A slice of sourdough bread covered in melted, browned, bubbly cheese set on top of a small baking sheet lined with parchment paper. The bread is cut in two.

Quick & Easy Garlic Bread for Two

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This cheesy garlic bread recipe steps it up a notch by using roasted garlic butter (which is heaven), and gooey, melty cheese.  Roasted garlic is the easiest thing in the world to make – and I have a link coming this week so you can have an easy-to-follow recipe for it!

A slice of sourdough bread covered in melted, browned, bubbly cheese set on top of a small baking sheet lined with parchment paper. The bread is cut in two.

This small batch cheesy bread recipe is a much better alternative to anything you can buy from the freezer aisle.  We don’t eat the frozen stuff quickly enough, so it usually tastes a little off by the time we get to the third and fourth pieces.  This roasted garlic bread is just so perfect for a quick, cheesy, delicious alternative that uses fresh ingredients.  It’s like leaps and bounds better, seriously.

What ingredients do I need?

Not many!

  • Fresh Sourdough, Italian, or French Bread
  • Butter
  • Roasted Garlic
  • Salt
  • Monterey Jack Cheese
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Fresh Parsley
  • Freshly Cracked Pepper

I left out any major seasonings in this bread, because it is meant to be used as a vessel to soak up all of the delicious saucy remains from date night bolognese pasta, or maybe a cheesy baked gnocchi.  This small batch garlic bread is also perfect to serve with a simple, spicy tomato soup OR a creamy roasted tomato soup! (Both of those soup recipes are small batch recipes, so it’s a perfect combination.)  All of those recipes are linked below!

A slice of sourdough bread covered in melted, browned, bubbly cheese set on top of a small baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

What goes well with this Cheesy Roasted Garlic Bread?

This cheesy bread is the perfect companion for a lot of recipes:

A slice of sourdough bread covered in melted, browned, bubbly cheese set on top of a small baking sheet lined with parchment paper. The bread is cut in two.

Tips for making this Roasted Garlic Cheesy Bread:

  1. Use fresh bakery bread.  If you’re in the Kansas City area, I love the sourdough bread from Farm to Market.  If you have a local baker that does sourdough, Italian, or French loaves, go with that.  It’s even better if you can buy a half loaf (if you’re making this recipe for 2-4 people!)  But use the rest for grilled cheese sandwiches if you have extra!
  2. Don’t be afraid of too much roasted garlic.  Roasted garlic is so much different than raw garlic.  It has a mild, sweet, totally addictive flavor that will have you craving more.  Add at least four cloves of roasted garlic to the softened butter, but feel free to throw a couple more in if you’re feeling it.  
  3. Use a blend of cheeses.  I love mozzarella because of it’s melty quality, and Monterey Jack is also an excellent melty cheese that has a touch more flavor.  But you could blend Havarti, Asiago, or Parmesan in, too!

A slice of sourdough bread covered in melted, browned, bubbly cheese set on top of a small baking sheet lined with parchment paper. The bread is cut in two.

My final tip would just make an extra piece in case you decide you need more. 🙂 But seriously, if you make this roasted garlic cheese bread I would LOVE to see it!  Just tag me on Instagram!  

xx Sara

A slice of sourdough bread covered in melted, browned, bubbly cheese set on top of a small baking sheet lined with parchment paper. The bread is cut in two.
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Roasted Garlic Cheesy Bread

An easy recipe for melted, gooey, cheesy garlic bread for two.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Roasted Garlic Cheesy Bread
Servings: 2 servings
Author: sara a.
Cost: $1

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter softened
  • 4 cloves roasted garlic or more to taste
  • 2 slices fresh bread, sliced about 1/2" thick sourdough, french, or Italian bread
  • pinch flaky sea salt
  • 1/3 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • finely chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 F. Prepare a small baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place the softened butter and roasted garlic cloves in a small bowl. Smash the garlic into the butter, and mix until combined.
  • Divide the roasted garlic butter between the bread slices. Lightly sprinkle them each with a small pinch of flaky sea salt.
  • Divide the cheeses between the breads, then bake at 375 F for 5-6 minutes until the cheese is bubbly and browned.
  • Remove from the oven, and sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley. Serve hot!

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice
Cheesy Roasted Garlic Bread
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