Loaded Garlic Bread

READY IN: 31mins
SERVES: 24
YIELD: 24 slices
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 6
    slices bacon, each cut into 4 pieces
  • 8
    tablespoons butter
  • 6
    garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1
    loaf crusty Italian bread, cut into 24 slices, about 1/2-inch thick
  • 34
    lb mozzarella cheese, cut into 2 pieces and each cut into 12 slices
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Coat 2 large baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Place bacon on a microwave-safe plate lined with paper towels.
  • Cover with another piece of paper towel.
  • Microwave on high for 4 minutes or until slightly crisp.
  • Drain off fat; set aside.
  • When cool enough to handle, cut into thin strips.
  • Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat.
  • Add garlic and cook 1-2 minutes or until fragrant; remove from heat.
  • Place bread on baking sheets.
  • Spoon on butter and garlic.
  • Top each with a slice of cheese; sprinkle with bacon.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes, until cheese melts and bacon is crisp.
  • Cool slightly before serving.
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