Three-Cheese Garlic Bread
Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Dan Becker
Yields Serves 12
Time: 20 minutes. You may want to make an extra loaf of this crowd-pleaser, as it will go quickly.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Preheat broiler with 1 rack on the bottom of oven and 1 rack about 4 1/2 in. from heat.

Step 2
2

In a food processor, whirl garlic cloves until finely chopped. Add butter, granulated garlic, and cayenne and whirl until smooth and well blended, scraping bowl as necessary.

Step 3
3

Halve bread lengthwise and evenly coat cut sides with garlic spread. Place bread, cut side up, on a baking pan and broil on bottom rack until butter is sizzling, about 2 minutes.

Step 4
4

In a medium bowl, toss together cheddar, jack, and parmesan cheeses.

Step 5
5

Remove bread from oven and sprinkle evenly with cheese mixture. Return bread to top oven rack and broil until cheese has melted and is just beginning to turn golden, about 1 1/2 minutes. Transfer bread to a cutting board and cut into 1 1/2-in.-wide slices.

Step 6
6

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ingredients

 2 garlic cloves
 1/2 cup butter, softened
 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
 1 loaf French bread (1 lb.)
 1 cup freshly shredded sharp cheddar cheese
 1 cup freshly shredded jack cheese
 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese

Directions

Step 1
1

Preheat broiler with 1 rack on the bottom of oven and 1 rack about 4 1/2 in. from heat.

Step 2
2

In a food processor, whirl garlic cloves until finely chopped. Add butter, granulated garlic, and cayenne and whirl until smooth and well blended, scraping bowl as necessary.

Step 3
3

Halve bread lengthwise and evenly coat cut sides with garlic spread. Place bread, cut side up, on a baking pan and broil on bottom rack until butter is sizzling, about 2 minutes.

Step 4
4

In a medium bowl, toss together cheddar, jack, and parmesan cheeses.

Step 5
5

Remove bread from oven and sprinkle evenly with cheese mixture. Return bread to top oven rack and broil until cheese has melted and is just beginning to turn golden, about 1 1/2 minutes. Transfer bread to a cutting board and cut into 1 1/2-in.-wide slices.

Step 6
6

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Three-Cheese Garlic Bread