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Garlic Cheese Bread

 Garlic Cheese Bread
Meals for crowds need to be simple to prepare, hot and filling. This is a favorite.—Mike Marratzo, Florence, Alabama
150 ServingsPrep: 35 min. Bake: 10 min.


  • 6 cups grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup dried oregano
  • 1 cup dried parsley flakes
  • 3 cups butter, softened
  • 12 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cups canola oil
  • 18 loaves French bread, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 18 pounds shredded mozzarella cheese


  • In a small bowl, combine the Parmesan cheese, oregano and parsley;
  • set aside. In a large bowl, beat butter and garlic. Gradually beat
  • in oil until smooth. Spread over one side of bread. Place with
  • buttered side up in greased large shallow baking pans. Top each
  • slice with 1/4 cup mozzarella. Sprinkle with Parmesan mixture.
  • Bake at 400° for 10-12 minutes or until the cheese is melted and
  • top is lightly browned. Serve warm. Yield: about 150 servings (2
  • slices each).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 slices) equals 390 calories, 22 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 632 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 17 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon

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