Monday, May 25, 2009

Garlic Cheese Bread

My biggest weakness is carbs. And lots of it. I can always skip dessert, but rarely will I skip the bread. While I have my favorite Homemade Cheesy Bread recipe, I have been wanting to try this one by Pioneer Woman. Garlic bread is one of those starters that I can make into a main dish- yep, I love it that much. If you love garlic bread, then this recipe is for you! As my DB said- "that smells HEAVENLY!". I loved the green onion blended in with the melted cheese. Don't even think of using garlic powder, jarred garlic, margarine, or Miracle Whip for this recipe. Got to go to the real stuff (and no light or fat-free versions either)! I served this dish with my Lasagna Rolls recipe. It was a match made in heaven.

3/4 cup Monterey-Jack cheese, shredded
3/4 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup Hellmann's mayonnaise
4 green onions, chopped (white and light green parts)
Dash of salt
1 loaf of crusty French bread (used 2 loaves of crusty Multi-grain bread, totaling 1-lb)
1 stick butter, cut into 2 Tbsp segments
4 LARGE cloves garlic, minced

1. Mix cheeses, mayo, and green onions in a medium bowl. Add a dash of salt to taste, and set aside or refrigerate until needed.

2. Cut loaf of bread in half, then each half into half again. Repeat with other loaf, if necessary.

3. Working with 1/2 loaf at a time, melt 2 Tbsp of butter into the skillet and add 1/4 of minced garlic over a large saute pan on medium heat.

4. Place 1 of the 1/2 loaves face down into the skillet (cut-side down), swirling it to soak up the butter and garlic. Allow bread to toast in the skillet, removing garlic if it starts to get brown. Repeat with remaining butter, garlic, and bread.

5. Spread cheese mixture on loaves, and bake in 425 degree oven until cheese is hot and bubbly, about 10 minutes.

6. Slice and serve.

Yield: Stuffing yielded 1.5 loaves; I just made regular garlic toast with the other half loaf- delic!

Source: Pioneer Woman


Michael said...

OMG this looks yummy!

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