Cheesy Garlic Bread
Who doesn’t love a piece (or 5) of cheesy buttery garlic bread – it’s a quick and easy side that can easily be thrown together for any dinner party. For that matter, who doesn’t love bread and cheese?! I make a butter compound with the garlic and parsley so that the butter is much easier to spread and the garlic more evenly mixed. While you can use Italian bread, I choose to use ciabatta because the butter melts into all the holes and crevasses and you get a little extra crunch.
1 loaf ciabatta bread, sliced in half lengthwise
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon chopped flat-leaf parsley
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 350º. Lay both halves of the bread on an aluminum-foil lined baking sheet cut-side up.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment add the butter, garlic and parsley and mix on medium-low speed until thoroughly combined and soft.
Use a knife to spread the butter evenly over both sides of the bread then top with the mozzarella and Parmesan.
Bake until the cheese is melted, about 12 minutes. Heat the oven to broil and broil until golden brown, about 1 to 2 minutes.
Cut into 2” slices and serve immediately.