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Easy Italian Cheese Bread

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


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


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 326 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 734mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.
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  • cynandtom
    Apr 20, 2020

    Fantastic! A definite new addition to our garlic bread recipe rotation! The only change I made was using garlic powder instead of salt, and more of it, because we are garlic lovers.

  • mweeks
    Jul 5, 2009

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