Easy Italian Cheese Bread Recipe
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Easy Italian Cheese Bread Recipe

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Round out your favorite Italian meal with a buttery loaf of this crusty Italian Cheese Bread from Angie Smith of Clarksville, Tennessee. “The aroma and flavor of this quick and classic side are wonderful,” she promises. “We like to dip our slices in olive oil, fresh ground pepper and Parmesan cheese."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) French bread, halved lengthwise
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Italian cheese blend
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 326 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 734mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.


  1. Spread butter over cut sides of bread. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Combine the cheese, oregano and garlic salt; sprinkle over bread. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Slice and serve warm. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Italian Cheese Bread in Simple & Delicious November/December 2006, p19

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MY REVIEW User ID: 2390144 162338
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2011

"Where's the chicken? The title must be mistaken."

BrytEyz User ID: 2759683 147138
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2011

"Sorry... can't give a good rating to a chicken recipe that doesn't include chicken! Quality control is needed here."

mweeks User ID: 3745968 162336
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2009

"This is so good. My boys asked for it the next day. Thank you!"

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