Nom: Stuffed Garlic Bread

It’s not too much of a secret that cooking isn’t my favorite thing to do. I don’t dislike cooking. I just hate doing the dishes afterwards. 

But when I do cook, I usually bring it. I put my game face on and aim to impress. I pretty much accomplished that tonight with this recipie. 

You can totally impress your friends and family too. This super simple garlic bread requires little skill to prepare and the finished product is delicious. Make it for yourself and see… 

You’ll need: 

– 1 loaf of soft Italian bread (fresh is best) 

– 1 stick of butter 

– 5 slices of mozzarella cheese (you can also use shredded but I find that sliced is easier to work with in this case) 

-2 Tbs. garlic bread seasoning (I used this one) 

So this recipie starts out with a pretty innocent cast of characters. My trusty knife, cutting mat and a fluffy loaf of fresh bread.

Oh, and with you preheating your oven to 350.

  
I start by slicing my loaf on a diagonal. Don’t slice it all the way… More like 3/4 of the way. You want to keep the loaf intact. 

Once you have sliced down the loaf turn your knife and slice the opposite way so that you create a criss-cross design. 

  

Now take a rest. I know all the slicing really hurt my hand, so much so that I needed my husband to take over. He then pointed out that I was using the wrong kind of knife, so I guess disregard my first photo and use this bread knife instead. Oops! 

Now that you are well rested open up your stick of butter and add it and your 2 Tbs. of garlic bread seasoning to a bowl. Microwave for 60 seconds or until your butter looks like this… 

  
Now it’s about to get serious. Hold on to your seats, kiddos! 

Mix up that butter until it is mostly melted and it looks dark green. Spoon the mixture into the cuts of the bread. You’ll have to use your fingers to separate the bread, like this: 

  

Fill up each cut with the butter. By the time you are finished it should look something like this… 

  
Try not to lick the screen. 

It’s time to add the cheese! I pretty much rip my slices up into small pieces with my hands and stuff then into my cuts as I go. Fill up your bread to the max. Cheese makes everything taste better. 

  
You are nearly ready to eat this delicious masterpiece. But not yet. We still need to cook it! 

Wrap the loaf in aluminum foil (cover the top) and bake for 15 mins. Remove the tin foil and bake for an additional 5 mins, or until the top is golden brown. If you are really adventurous you can add a little shredded cheese to the top just before taking it out of the oven. 

  
All finished! I served mine with tortellini but this could be just find as an appetizer or with pizza and beer. You don’t need to be so fancy. Besides, it probably won’t last more than a few seconds. 

Be prepared for your family to oooh and ahhhh over this culinary work of art. They will think you are so amazing and will start to believe that you are qualified to be a contestant on Master Chef. You’ll have to remind them that it’s just the cheese talking. 

  
Seriously. Make it for yourself and see how addicting it is! 

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