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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

COOKING WITH CLORIS -- CHEESY BACON GARLIC BREAD

Keeping with our comfort food theme for January, today Cloris offers a spin on the traditional cheesy garlic bread by adding a secret ingredient. -- AP

CHEESY BACON GARLIC BREAD
(serves 6-8)

Ingredients:
1 loaf crusty Italian bread
6 slices bacon
1 package shredded mozzarella cheese
1 stick butter
6 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
Cook bacon. Allow to cool. Cut into small pieces.

Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add garlic and cook 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat.

Slice bread. Place on non-stick baking sheets. Spoon butter/garlic mixture over slices. Top with shredded cheese. Sprinkle with bacon.

Bake in 400 degree pre-heated oven until cheese melts and browns slightly (approximately 15 minutes.)

Wouldn’t this be perfect with tomato bisque for lunch or dinner? How about for your Superbowl party? -- AP

4 comments:

Jane R said...

This sounds fabulous! What could be better than bacon, cheese and garlic? I'm definitely going to try it. Paired with a bowl of soup, it would be perfect on a winter evening. Thanks so much!

ANASTASIA POLLACK said...

Try it with a bowl of tomato bisque, Jane. That's my favorite.

Zandi said...

This recipe sounds great and easy. I have a similar one made with cream cheese and butter mixture combined, then spread onto the French bread or Italian bread. Mine doesn't have the bacon...so I'm going to try yours! Yum!

ANASTASIA POLLACK said...

Zandi, your recipe sounds great, too!