Crusty Cheese Bread Recipe
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Crusty Cheese Bread Recipe

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Your family will love the melt-in-your-mouth goodness of these toasted bread slices, which get a kick from cayenne pepper.—Tanya Brady, Montague, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 loaf French bread (8 ounces), halved lengthwise
  • 3/4 to 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 194 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 340mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the butter, garlic powder and cayenne. Spread over cut sides of bread; sprinkle with cheese. Place on an ungreased baking sheet.
  2. Bake at 350° for 9-11 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cut into slices. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Crusty Cheese Bread in Quick Cooking January/February 2006, p16

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ilka896 User ID: 6549264 207570
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2013

"This was possibly the easiest best tasting garlic bread ever. It tastes so good and is so simple to make!"

AmandaHinton User ID: 5674290 135480
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2010

"LOVE this bread! I used a fresh loaf of French bread, cut in half. I used a brush to put the ingredients on the bread and added a little more garlic and cheese. The cayenne pepper really gives it a bite. Fantastic!"

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 135038
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2010

"This was delicious using the crusty baquette from the bakery."

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