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Basil-Garlic Cheese Bread

Here's a crusty, crunchy bread that goes together in minutes and is great with all kinds of pasta dishes! Deni Adkins - Scottsboro, Alabama
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) unsliced French bread, halved lengthwise


  • In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients; spread over cut sides of bread. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes or until lightly browned. Cut into 2-in. slices.
Nutrition Facts
2 slice: 241 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 375mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.
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  • s_pants
    Jan 21, 2018

    Very good on Italian bread. Would like to try on the French bread.

  • Dianaore
    Jun 23, 2012

    We loved this! We had enough spread for two meals. We served it the first time with the Hawaiian Chicken recipe found here from Taste of Home (TOH) and then with the Chicken Florentine Meatball recipe also from TOH. Wonderful addition for two meals for us.

  • lorinadelk
    Sep 7, 2010

    Very good, my grand kids love it.

  • muffnette
    Feb 4, 2009

    very good! thought it was weird to add lemon juice but did and it was great! keeper! my brother said best garlic bread ever

  • ToniHudson
    Jan 31, 2009

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