Loaded Garlic Bread

Recipe by Suzie
READY IN: 25mins
SERVES: 24
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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

  • Heat oven to 400 degrees. Coat 2 large baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Microwave bacon on HIGH for 4 minutes or until slightly crisp. Drain off fat and set aside on a paper towel. When cool, 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 piece with a slice of cheese; sprinkle with bacon.
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until cheese melts and bacon is crisp.
  • Cool slightly.
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