Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Cheesy Garlic Bread

It’s cheese, it’s bread, what’s not to like? When I was a kid this was one of my favorite sandwich combinations, second only to peanut butter and bread. When my palate became more sophisticated, I moved to cheese, mustard, and bread, and peanut butter, jelly, and bread. At any rate, favorites of my youth continue to be favorites of my not-so-youth.

I look for different cheese spreads and toppings all of the time, and this one is particularly good. I also like the fact that it can be made ahead, stored in the refrigerator, and slathered on bread and baked anytime you get a cheese and bread hankering.
Cheesy Garlic Bread

½ cup butter, softened
½ cup mayonnaise
½ cup chopped scallions
½ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon
Creole seasoning
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
1½ cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 1-pound loaf of French bread, halved lengthwise*

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Thoroughly blend all ingredients together (except the bread, natch) in a large bowl. Slice each half of French bread diagonally into four pieces. Spread the cheese mixture evenly on the bread. Bake for 8 minutes. Set the oven to broil, and broil until hot and bubbly, about 2 additional minutes.

This is good hot from the oven, room temperature, or even cold.

*Don’t feel you need to limit yourself to French bread. Any thick-sliced bread will do. It’s wonderful on Rye bread.

If you prefer your cheese in your bread rather than on it, you must try this easy Pimiento Cheese Bread.

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Rustown Mom said...

I love making cheesey bread like that and we eat it alongside something we aren't jazzed makes having a big pot of beans for dinner more worthwhile! Ha! said...

Ok, now I'm craving garlic bread! Looks divine!