This is a side dish that goes perfectly with salad, pasta, steak and more! It’s loaded up with cheese and garlic butter, then baked in the oven until ooey-gooey perfection.
I’ve seen so many different recipes, pins, and blog posts about this bread, including this one, and honestly, it’s really easy to do. I’ve made this bread a bunch of times in the last two months, and it is always a crowd-pleaser, and I’ve put my own spin on it a few times. I’m also including step-by-step pictures in case my directions are a little wonky, or don’t make sense.
Next time you are having a get-together with family or friends, make this easy appetizer!
Yield: 1 loaf
1 loaf French bread or sourdough bread (homemade or store-bought)
1 c. butter, softened
3-5 cloves of garlic, finely minced (depending on how garlicky you like your garlic butter)
2-3 cups of cheddar or mozzarella cheese, shredded and in slices or cubes
Slice your loaf of bread on the diagonal, not slicing all the way through the bread. (It needs to still be attached at the bottom.) You should slice the bread into about 1-inch slices. Turn the bread, and slice diagonally in 1-inch slices so that you get little “bread fingers” all still attached at the bottom.
In a bowl, mix the butter and garlic to make garlic butter. Generously spread the butter on all the cut slices of bread. Be liberal with the butter, so that when it melts the garlic flavour is spread throughout the loaf of bread.
Take your cheese slices or cubes, and place them in between the cuts on the loaf of bread. Each little bread “finger” should have butter and cheese surrounding it.
Once the bread is stuffed with the slices or cubes, top the loaf liberally with shredded cheese.
Wrap in aluminum foil. Refrigerate until ready to bake.
To bake, preheat oven to 375°. Place wrapped loaf directly on oven rack and bake for 15-20 minutes, until the cheese is melted throughout. Take off the foil on top, and broil on low, 2-4 minutes, until top cheese is golden brown and melty.
Remove from oven, transfer to a plate or serving dish, and serve!