This may just be one of my best decisions, ever. Roasted garlic bread = good. Roasted garlic bread + butter-oregano-garlic salt = even better. Roasted garlic bread + butter-oregano-garlic salt + smoked cheddar + marinara sauce to dip = YES PLEASE FOREVER. Especially good on a cool fall night.
Smoked Cheddar Pizza Bread
Lasts: dependent on how much you like bread + cheese and how many chunks you do at a time, mine’s looking like it’ll last 4 servings
- 1 loaf of bread (I went roasted garlic, cause that’s what I do)
- 1 stick butter
- 1 T oregano
- 1 t garlic salt
- half a block of good cheese, cut into thin strips (I used smoked cheddar)
- marinara sauce to dip
Take your loaf of bread, and make three vertical cuts down the center, and six horizontal cuts, cutting almost to the bottom of the loaf (but not quite all the way). Melt your butter with the oregano and garlic salt for one minute, pausing after 30 seconds to stir a bit. Preheat your oven to 350 (325 if it runs hot like mine). Then, drizzle the herbed butter into the cuts you’ve made into your bread; don’t use it all, save at least 1 T. Take your thin strips of cheese and stuff them into the cuts. Don’t worry if it doesn’t look pretty; it’s all gonna melt anyways. Drizzle the remaining herbed butter on top, wrap the thing in foil, and put it in the oven for a half hour. Then, open up the foil, and put in for another five minutes, until the cheese is completely melted.
Then, take your marinara sauce, and FEAST.