America's Test Kitchen Cheesy Garlic Bread

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

Yummy, crusty, cheesy goodness from America's Test Kitchen. Garlicky, but not overpowering. Using a small cheese grater or zester to grate the garlic cloves will give a better texture. Better than store-bought!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Move rack to the 2nd from bottom space.
  2. Saute garlic, 1 tablespoon butter, and water over low heat, 7 to 10 minutes. It forms a paste.
  3. Combine hot garlic, 7 tablespoons butter, salt, and pepper in a bowl and spread on both halves of the bread. Put the halves back together and wrap in foil. Place on baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
  4. Unwrap bread and place halves, buttered sides up, on baking sheet. Bake until it begins to color, about 10 minutes. Take out of oven and turn on the broiler.
  5. Sprinkle bread with cheese. Place under the broiler until cheese has melted and bread is crispy, about 1 or 2 minutes. Put on cutting board, cheesy side down. Cut into pieces. Serve.


Most Helpful

Wow! This really has a strong garlic taste! I liked the bread but unless you're a big garlic lover you might want to cut down on the cloves just a little. Thanks for posting. Made for Fall Pick-A-Chef 2012.

linguinelisa October 14, 2012

Although I followed your recipe right on down, I did use large cloves of garlic ~ love that stuff, & the bread turned out absolutely delicious, with 4 of us managing to devour it all before leaving the table! This is certainly a very nice keeper of a recipe! Thanks for sharing it! [Made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in this fall's round of Pick A Chef]

Sydney Mike October 19, 2011

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