My New Year's resolution? Eat more garlic bread! Especially if it's as amazingly delicious as this garlic bread is.
Maybe you're thinking, "Garlic bread is garlic bread, right?" That's what I thought, too. It was all yummy, but it all pretty much blended together. And then my mom visited a few months ago and made this garlic bread, and my life was transformed. Ok, that's probably an exaggeration , but it really is amazingly good!
Let those other bloggers fill your feed with healthy, low carb, low fat, superfood recipes. I'm going to teach you how to make killer garlic bread.
Maripat's Garlic, Cheese, (and sometimes Tomato) Toasted Bread:
- 1 long loaf, or two small loaves Italian or French bread
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 4 Tablespoons butter, softened
- 1 cup parmesan cheese
- 2 cloves garlic, minced (more if you like! )
- 1-2 Tablespoon fresh herbs, like parsley or basil
- 1 teaspoon your favorite herb blend
- tomatoes (optional)
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar (optional, for tomatoes)
- 1/4 cup olive oil (optional, for tomatoes)
- shredded cheese (to taste, for sprinkling on top of the bread)
Preheat oven to 475 degrees Fahrenheit.
If you're adding tomatoes to your garlic bread, start by combining the balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste, if desired. Slice tomatoes and let marinate in the vinegar mixture.
Combine mayonnaise, butter, minced garlic, shredded parmesan cheese, seasoning blend, and fresh herbs. We usually use parsley, but I didn't have any on hand, so I used fresh basil instead. Equally delicious!
Spread the mixture generously over the loaf of bread (split in half). Add the tomatoes, if desired, and sprinkle more cheese to taste on top.
Bake for approximately 15 minutes, until the bread is golden and bubbly.
I don't even particularly like mayonnaise, but it's transformed into something utterly amazing in this garlic bread recipe. Trust me. Would I tempt you with cheesy garlic bread at the very beginning of the new year if it wasn't worth it?