Props to Pioneer woman for this one. A class a while back, due to scheduling, was only 25 minutes. We’d already had our notes day for the week and I wanted to make something quick but life changing that I KNEW they’d love and replicate. Pioneer Woman’s cheesy garlic bread! Using no fresh herbs or spices, this is simple to make from ingredients you’d likely have around. It’s VERY garlicky, so if you’re not a fan, then skip the fresh garlic clove and just use the garlic powder. This has become the only garlic bread I will make when I entertain…it’s flawless!
If you had to sell Joe Corbi’s products for softball in high school like I did, you might remember the cheesy bread? It tastes similar to that but way less greasy. Yum!
Cheesy Garlic Bread (Adapted from Pioneer Woman)
¼ loaf crusty Italian bread, sliced lengthwise
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. dried parsley
2 tbsp. butter, softened
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
2 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp. light or lowfat mayonnaise
1. Preheat oven to 350’.
2. In a bowl, combine all ingredients (except bread, obviously).
3. Spread the bread with the mixture.
4. Place side-by-side on a cookie sheet.
5. Bake until cheese is melted, about 10 minutes.
6. Turn oven to broil, making sure cookie sheet is on the top rack of the oven. When broiling, all of the heat comes from the top of the oven. The oven rack should be at the all-the-way top place, and your food should be fairly centered down the middle of the oven. Leave the door ajar and BABYSIT as the food will cook very quickly!
7. Broil until cheese starts to turn golden.
8. Remove from oven, slice, and serve.
A great complement to any Italian meal. I serve this with Holiday soup on Christmas Eve and every piece goes! This passed every kid review in my first pd. class. Basically these kids were A-okay with sporting some super-hot garlic breath for the rest of the day. If self-conscious high schoolers were willing to do this for the sake of eating the bread, I’d say it passed all kinds of tests. Enjoy!