This "Ultimate Cheesy Garlic Bread" takes garlic bread to a whole new level! It's absolutely scrumptious! It makes regular garlic bread sort of boring! This is so good with pasta dishes or soups! It's also just a good game day snack! This couldn't be any easier either. Here is what will need:
1 loaf Italian bread
1/2 cup butter, softened to room temperature, but not melted
3-4 cloves of garlic, crushed or 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. dried basil
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a mixing bowl, combine the softened butter, garlic or garlic powder, and mayonnaise. Blend until smooth and it has a spreadable consistency. Stir in the parmesan cheese. Mix in the mozzarella and cheddar cheese. This will be sort of stiff and not smooth, but that is ok.
Cut the loaf of Italian bread in half vertically and place on a baking sheet. This is the size Italian loaf that usually come two loaves to a pack, not the larger, flatter French bread. This makes enough spread to do both halves of one loaf. With a spoon, spoon the mixture on the cut surface of each of the halves of bread and then smooth it down so it stays on when baking.
Sprinkle the top with the oregano and basil.
Place in a 400 degree oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until brown and bubbly. If you like the bread really crispy and crunchy on the bottom, cook 20 minutes. If you like it softer, the 15 minutes works better. I like mine crunchy on the bottom, but not hard, so I cook for about 18 minutes.
Place on a serving plate and cut across in slices! Enjoy!