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Cheesy Buttery Ciabatta Garlic Bread

on May 14, 2014

My Cheesy Buttery Ciabatta Garlic Bread is so simple to make, so delicious to eat. I’m using a Tuscan Garlic Ciabatta bread. It’s really important to start out with a really good loaf of bread.

Tuscan Garlic Ciabatta Bread (1)

Tuscan Garlic Ciabatta Bread (2)


Cheesy Buttery Ciabatta Garlic Bread

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes (plus 1 to 2 minutes under the broiler)
Total Time: 40 minutes
Equipment: 1 rimmed baking sheet pan

1 loaf of Tuscan Garlic Ciabatta bread, (substitute regular Ciabatta)
1 stick butter, unsalted and room temperature
2 cloves garlic, freshly grated
2 tablespoons Italian flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
4 tablespoons Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, freshly grated, plus 3 tablespoons
8-ounces shredded Mozzarella cheese
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 350-degrees F.
In a large mixing bowl add softened butter, grated garlic, freshly chopped Italian flat-leaf parsley, grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, Kosher salt, and fresh ground black pepper. Mix these ingredients together until combined.

Slice in half a whole loaf of the Ciabatta bread down the center lengthwise as seen in the picture above. Spread the butter mixture evenly over both halves. Place the two halves back together once more. Wrap the whole loaf in foil, place on a rimmed baking sheet pan, bake for 35 minutes.

Remove the bread from the oven. Adjust the oven setting to broil.
Unwrap the bread and open up the two halves. Sprinkle shredded Mozzarella cheese and more grated Parmigiano-Reggiano over each half. Place the open halves of bread back into the oven on the center rack. Broil with the oven door slightly ajar, keeping a close eye on the bread. When the cheese is bubbly and golden brown, it’s done.

This Cheesy Buttery Ciabatta Garlic Bread is ready to slice and serve.

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