Cheesy Garlic Bread
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Cheesy Roasted Garlic Bread with Tomato

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

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.