A wonderfully fragrant cheese and garlic bread , fresh from the oven, is the perfect accompaniment for every occasion. Ideal as a party bread, this delicious snack is quickly prepared from just a few inexpensive ingredients.
Crispy baguette with lots of cheese and a wonderful touch of garlic guarantee you a hit at every party or barbecue.
Cheese and garlic bread goes wonderfully with all meat dishes and also as a refined side dish with soups and stews.
You can also enjoy this delicious all-rounder as a small snack or in the evening in front of the TV.
But the best thing is that you probably already have all the ingredients at home and the preparation is so quick and easy that you are guaranteed to always succeed with quick finger food.
Which cheese is suitable for cheese and garlic bread?
For cheese and garlic bread, you can use any type of cheese that melts well in the oven. These are generally cheeses with a high moisture content.
Dry cheeses like hard cheeses and Parmesan don’t melt as well in the oven.
You can use both mild and stronger cheeses. Read more Cod in mustard sauce from the oven
Some examples are:
- Gouda cheese
- Mozzarella – For the perfect cheese pull 🙂
- mountain cheese
- Raclette cheese
Dish: side dish
In total 30 mins
What ingredients do you need for cheese and garlic bread?
- 1 baguette or 2 baguette rolls
- 120g butter, room temperature
- 1 tsp Italian herbs
- ½ tsp salt
- 3-4 cloves of garlic
- 250g grated cheese
- Besides that:
- parsley for garnish
How do you make cheese and garlic bread?
First, preheat the oven to 190 degrees top and bottom heat.
Important: Take out a baking tray beforehand and line it with baking paper.
In a small bowl, mix the butter with the Italian herbs , salt , and crushed garlic cloves until you have a smooth herb butter.
Slice the baguette lengthways with a bread knife.
Spread both sides generously with the herb butter .
Now pre-bake the two halves of the baguette for 15 minutes on the middle shelf.
Then remove and distribute the grated cheese on the baguette halves.
Bake for another 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted and is beginning to brown slightly around the edges.
Note: Every oven is different and therefore the actual baking time may vary. The key is that the cheese is melted and slightly browned, but not burnt. So you should always check the baguettes towards the end of the baking time. If they get too dark, you can cover them with a piece of aluminum foil.
Tip: If you like the cheese particularly crispy, you can switch on the grill function in the oven 1 to 2 minutes before the end.
Then take the baguette halves out of the oven, let them cool briefly and then garnish with chopped parsley .
Using a kitchen knife, cut the baguette halves crosswise into 2 to 3 cm thick strips and serve immediately.
Enjoy your meal!