Instead of plain old garlic bread to go with our pasta and meatballs, we dressed things up with cheese. It added just a little something extra the way only melted cheese can. Plus, it’s quick to put together and will be crunchy and steaming hot in the time it takes to boil the pasta.
(This recipe can easily be doubled if you’re feeding a larger crowd)
1/2 loaf bread (French, Italian, etc)
3 Tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 Tablespoon dried parsley
1/2 block Mozzarella cheese, sliced
Preheat oven to 350F. Slice bread thickly, but not all the way through so slices stay attached at the base of the bread.
Melt and stir butter with garlic powder and parsley. Generously spread over bread and in each slice.
Stuff bread with Mozzarella slices and put in the oven for seven to ten minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the bread bakes to a crunchy, golden brown.