Baked Garlic Cheese Bread

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READY IN: 20mins
SERVES: 4-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 4
    garlic cloves, minced or pressed
  • 1
    tablespoon olive oil
  • 12
    small onion, finely chopped
  • 12
    cup mayonnaise, light preferred, not nonfat
  • 1 13
    cups grated cheddar cheese, lowfat preferred
  • 1
    lb French bread (4 to 6, depending on size) or 1 lb hoagie sandwich bun (4 to 6, depending on size)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. If you have a pizza stone, put it in the oven while preheating.
  • In a medium-size microwave-safe glass bowl, combine the garlic and olive oil. Cook on full power one minute.
  • Stir in the onion. Cook for one minute. They will have softened somewhat but not look browned. Set aside to cool slightly while preparing the bread.
  • Sllice the French bread (or rolls) in half lengthwise. Place on pizza stone, or directly on oven rack, cut side up. Bake 4-5 minutes to crisp before topping.
  • Meanwhile, stir the mayonnaise and cheddar cheese into the bowl of onions and garlic.
  • Remove bread halves from oven. Spread the cheese topping evenly over the cut sides of bread.
  • Return the bread to the oven rack or stone, topping side up. Bake 3-5 minutes, until bubbly, melted, and golden brown in spots.
  • Serves four for dinner, or eight servings as a side dish.
  • For appetizer servings. slice the French bread horizontally and place slices on a baking tray. Skip the baking step before topping. Divide cheese topping evenly over slices; it will be thin.
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