May 31, 2012

Mouth Watering Garlic Cheesy Bread

Are you ready for the most amazing garlic cheesy bread recipe?

Get ready.

This recipe comes from my friend Tre . . . short for Theresa . . . pronounced "tree". . . I was confused too when I first met her. . . actually Justin and I met Tre and her husband Dallas one Sunday a few years ago. We joined a small group through our church that met on Sunday's for lunch. We arrived at the hosts' home, and were introduced to everyone, and told "Oh, Tre and Dal are on their way!".
Tre and Dal?...for real?
What are the odds a gal named Tre marries a dude named Dal?

Once we learned their full names (which they almost never go by) and got to know them, we loved them. Both are full of personality and so fun to be around. 

Tre happens to be an incredible cook with an arsenal of crowd-pleasing recipes. Since we all cooked lunch together in our small group, it was quite often that we were able to partake in one of Tre's meals. 

One of the most incredible things she ever made was her Garlic Cheesy Bread. It's the kind of bread that makes you close your eyes and savor every bite. Am I being a little dramatic here?
You'll understand when you make it.

Tre was kind enough to let me share her recipe on the blog for you all, so enjoy!

Garlic Cheese Bread
          Set oven to 350
1 loaf Fresh French Bread-slice in half (so you can stuff with cheese mixture)

Cheese Mixture:

1 8oz cream cheese-softened
1 stick of butter-softened (I use real butter, but you can substitute margarine)
3-4 cloves of garlic-crushed
8 oz shredded mozzarella 
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
1/2 tsp black pepper (I just use my pepper grinder and grind away to taste)!

**Optional-chopped scallions**



Make horizontal cuts in the bread BEFORE you bake it. If you wait until afterwards, you'll have a cheesy mess escaping through the sides. 

Wrap in foil and bake at 350 for 25-35 minutes.
*make sure you check the bread at 25 minutes to make sure the cheese mixture is melted. Since the bread will be so full of the mixture, you want to give it enough time to warm all the way through.



This bread is now referred to as "The Bread" at my house. It's surpassed any and all other breads I've ever made. Well, except for the Rosemary Bread


. . . I'm pretty sure I could survive on bread alone. 



48 comments:

  1. Yes, yes it is. Thanks for the great-simple yet yummy idea :)

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  2. AMEN to surviving on bread alone :)

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  3. YUM!! I have also discovered that you can make garlic bread with Pillsbury Grands biscuits! Just roll them in a ball and stuff them all in a baking dish, pour over butter, italian seasoning, and parmesean cheese! So good and so easy when you don't have bread laying aound!

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  4. Great recipe! We've cut bread right now on our diet (booo) but when it makes it's glorious come back, this is how I'm welcoming it back in. Calories and carbs, welcome home! Hey... do you exercise? What do you do?

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  5. That looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Yum! I'm a bread-a-holic too, I actually took the contents of my sandwich off yesterday because I was getting full and just wanted to eat the yummy bread. I don't think I could make it without carbs!

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  7. oh my gosh.. this looks FABULOUS!! I'm going to make it for my husband and I sometime soon but I'm worried I'll eat the entire loaf! I think this would be worth the extra time on the treadmill tho ;)
    http://andallthingsfabulous.blogspot.com/

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  8. Kate, I love hearing about your church and your small group!

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  9. Ohhhh wow! That looks DELICIOUS! Will print this out now and add it to my pile of "must try" recipes! Thanks for sharing.

    Sarah
    smalltowncatwalk.blogspot.ca

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  10. OMG sounds so GOOD!! i love how you go to church and are so involved with it!! :) That's great!! I might have to get the stuff and make this for my husband tonight ;)

    hairbyangie.blogspot.com

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  11. Oh god, I want to try this so badly!

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  12. Um WOW - saved for future guests. This looks AMAZING!!

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  13. Ummm this looks borderline amazing! I must try this soon!

    Maria

    www.daintyanddecadent.com

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  14. Ooh, this looks GOOD! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. yes... my mouth is watering. and im on a diet. ugh. carbs are my favorite thing of life... i will pin it for we have friends over and i have an excuse to make bread as a side :)

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  16. Yay! That's my momma! Best bread ever!!!! Love y'all!

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  17. Mmm I love bread! Thanks for the recipe, I'm totally making this soon!!

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  18. This looks so incredibly good Kate! I'm making it tonight with baked chicken. Thanks for sharing & thank "Tre" for the recipe!

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  19. hi Kate! That looks glorious!! Thanks for sharing your (or Tre's) recipe! I can actually get the Philadelphia cream cheese here in Holland, so that's awsome! But...a STICK of butter? We buy butter in packs of 250 grams (which is 8.8 oz). A stick of butter sounds really silly to me, but it probably isn't! How much weighs a stick of butter?? You can tell me in oz. I'll convert it myself. Thanks!!!

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    1. A stick of butter is 4 oz. or 113 g. It's actually pretty handy because it has measurement marks right on the package and you can cut off the exact amount you need

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  20. Oh my, that looks SO GOOD. My mouth is watering. Garlic bread is one of my favourite things in the whole world. I'll definitely have to try this recipe sometime!

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  21. A stick of butter is 4 oz.

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  22. YUM! I could survive on bread alone too!

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  23. Yum! that recipe sounds amazing! If only I could find gluten free bread that actually tastes good!
    www.ellielace.blogspot.com

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  24. My fiance and I just made this, and although ours doesn't look as good as your picture, it is still delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Yum!!! Thanks for recipe :) definitely making this!

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  26. Your bread was DELISH!!! Tonight we decided to use it as a spread for our sandwiches and then we broiled them! Thanks for sharing!

    Vicki

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  27. Made this last night and it was amazing!! One question, when you bake yours, do you bake it with the long slice (not the slices that make it seperate pieces) up, or to the side? I baked mine slice up and all the cheesy goodness slid to the middle. We made it work by smearing it back up the sides, but it was a bit of a pain and I wondered if it would come out better if I baked it with the slice to the side. Thanks!

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    1. I bake it wrapped in foil and the same way it's sitting in the last photo.

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    2. I'll have to try baking it that way. Thanks!

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  28. omg..are you kidding me..DROOL!

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  29. I must confess.... I just pinned this.
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    brianne
    www.aHEAPEofLOVE.com

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  30. Great, now my mind is made up that if I do not have some cheesy garlic bread this weekend (I'm dieting) my weekend will not be complete.

    Wahhhh

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  31. Where do you buy your french bread? Is there a kind that you recommend?

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  32. Made this last night.... SO AMAZING!! Thanks for sharing such a great and simple recipe! This is definitely a new staple in our home!

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  33. I am making this right now. The aroma is amazing!!!! yuuummmm!

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  34. Made this for supper tonight.... wrote about it on SplashofWhine.blogspot.com.

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  35. Oh my word... Now I have to make something so I can eat this!

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  36. This is AMAZING! Made it for a family get together and it was the best! It's now referred to as "THE garlic bread". Thanks so much for sharing!

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  37. Bread always seems to taste better when you make it yourself and is certainly at it's best when it's fresh from the oven. This recipe suits hand mixing but it can be easily modified for a bread machine.

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  38. I made this last night and it was amazing as promised! I made baked spaghetti with it and they were awesome together!

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  39. Oh em gee. I'd kill for a piece of that right now!

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