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Cheesy Roasted Garlic Bread with Tomato

Crazy good 3-cheese roasted garlic bread.

Garlic and Tomato Cheese Bread in dish

Roasted garlic is the coolest thing.

It couldn’t be easier to make and in no time, the cloves of garlic are spreadable.

Not only does the consistency of the garlic change, but so does the taste.

To my taste buds, roasted garlic has a subtle almost sweet flavor to it.

Roasted garlic is just the first layer of deliciousness on this bread.

Next, a layer of sliced fresh tomatoes with salt and pepper is added and then topped with a big dollop of ricotta cheese and a sprinkle of oregano.

Then two more layers of cheese are added; shredded mozzarella and shredded cheddar cheese.

That’s 3 types of cheese you get in every bite.  yum.

Cheesy Garlic Bread in dish

It’s helpful to bake these slices of cheesy roasted garlic bread in a shallow casserole or baking dish that’s just big enough for all of the slices of bread to fit in (rather than using a large cookie sheet or pizza pan).

This way, when the shredded cheese that’s piled high on the top falls off of the sides of the bread, there isn’t a hardened cheese mess to clean up like there would be if a large pan with extra space were used.

Instead, excess cheese just falls on to another slice of cheesy garlic bread which is a good thing because the more cheese the better.

Here are more recipes with cheese you may like “Grilled Cheese Roll-Ups“, “Jalapeno and Cheese Taquitos” and “Easy Macaroni and Cheese with Cavatappi Pasta“.

This delectable garlic bread can be served cut in half as an appetizer, or as a side dish, a semi-main dish with soup or salad, or main dish for a light meatless meal.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

3-Cheese Garlic Bread ingredients

For the Roasted Garlic – a bulb of garlic and olive oil

For the Cheese Bread – thick slices of French bread, olive oil, roasted garlic, slices of tomato, salt, pepper, ricotta cheese, dried oregano, shredded mozzarella cheese and shredded cheddar cheese

printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Here’s how to make it.

For the Roasted Garlic:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Drizzle olive oil on garlic bulb on foil

On a large piece of foil, lay the bulb of garlic.

Then drizzle olive oil on top of the garlic.

Make foil tent with garlic inside

Lift up the edges of the foil and squeeze them together to form a “tent”.

Bake in the oven for 25 minutes.

Roasted garlic bulb in foil

Then remove from the oven and using hot mitts, open the foil.  Let cool.

Roasted bulb of garlic on plate

Once cooled, using the flat edge of a knife or a spoon,

Peel roasted garlic cloves on plate

squeeze each garlic clove out of the skin.

Peel roasted garlic cloves on plate

Roasted garlic cloves on plate

Roasted garlic cloves on plate

Set aside for a moment.

For the Cheese Bread:

Sliced French Bread on cutting board

In a small to medium size casserole or baking dish…

Sliced French bread on cutting board with knife

…lay out the thickly sliced pieces of French bread side-by-side.

Sliced French bread in casserole dish

Then,

Drizzle olive oil on sliced French bread

drizzle olive oil on top of each piece of bread and…

Spread roasted garlic on slices of French bread

…spread the roasted garlic on the bread with a knife.

It’s best if the garlic is a little bit chunky when spreading it.

Sliced tomatoes on cutting board

Next,

Sliced tomatoes on top of garlic French bread

lay the slices of tomato on top of the garlic.

Add salt on tomatoes on roasted garlic bread

Sprinkle salt and…

Add pepper on sliced tomatoes on roasted garlic bread

…pepper on top of the tomatoes.

Add ricotta cheese on top of tomato slices

On top of each tomato, add dollops of ricotta cheese and…

Top tomatoes and cheese with dried oregano

…top with dried oregano.

Top tomatoes and cheese with shredded cheese

On top…

Add shredded cheese on top of sliced tomatoes

…add shredded mozzarella cheese and…

Add shredded cheese on top of sliced tomatoes

shredded cheddar cheese.

3-Cheese Roasted Garlic Bread with Sliced Tomatoes

3-Cheese Roasted Garlic Bread with Sliced Tomatoes in dish

Bake in the oven until the cheese melts (about 25 minutes).

3-Cheese Roasted Garlic Bread with Sliced Tomatoes on plate

Serve while warm and…

3-Cheese Roasted Garlic Bread with Sliced Tomatoes on plate

enjoy.

3-Cheese Roasted Garlic Bread with Sliced Tomatoes on plate

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More Garlic Bread Recipes You May Like:

Cream Cheese Garlic Bread

Roasted Asparagus and Tomato Garlic Bread Grilled Cheese

Garlic Rosemary Crouton Toast

Easy Homemade Garlic Bread

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Cheesy Garlic Bread

Cheesy Roasted Garlic Bread with Tomato

Crazy good 3-cheese roasted garlic bread.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheese Bread, Garlic Bread, Roasted Garlic
Servings: 4

Ingredients

For the Roasted Garlic:

  • 1 bulb garlic
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil

For the Cheese Bread:

  • 4 thick slices French bread
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Roasted garlic
  • 8 slices fresh tomato
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

For the Roasted Garlic:

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • On a large piece of foil, lay the bulb of garlic.  Drizzle olive oil on top of the garlic.  
  • Lift up the edges of the foil and squeeze them together to form a “tent”. Bake in a preheated oven for 25 minutes.  
  • Then remove  from the oven and using hot mitts, open the foil. Let cool. 
  • Once cooled, using the flat edge of a knife or a spoon, squeeze each garlic clove out of the skin. Set aside for a moment.

For the Cheese Bread:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a small to medium size casserole or baking dish, lay out the pieces of French bread side-by-side. 
  • Then drizzle olive oil on top of each piece of bread and spread roasted garlic on the bread with a knife. It’s best if the garlic is a little bit chunky when spreading it. 
  • Lay the slices of tomato on top of the garlic. Sprinkle salt and pepper on top of the tomatoes.
  • On top of each tomato, add dollops of ricotta cheese and top with dried oregano.
  • On top, add both types of shredded cheese and bake in a preheated oven until the cheese melts (about 25 minutes). 
  • Serve while warm.
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4 Comments

  1. Roasting my garlic now, this looks amazing!!!!

  2. Yep. I could eat all of it. An entire loaf. Done and done! Looks amazing.