This Hot Cheese Bread is a delicious Italian appetizer or side dish. The topping is so creamy and cheesy and complements the crunch of the broiled bread.
This Hot Cheese Bread is a delicious appetizer. I also like to serve it as a side to pasta dishes. The topping is so creamy and cheesy and complements the crispiness of the broiled bread. Chilling the bread before broiling is essential – don’t skip that step. It gives the onion and garlic flavors a chance to blend in just right.
How the Secret Recipe was Exposed
My husband got this recipe when he was a young man serving an LDS mission in California. He met a woman there that was not only kind to the missionaries, but also enjoyed cooking for them. She liked to keep her recipes a secret, but he persuaded her to let him take home a few of his favorites, and this is one of them. Although she shared the recipe, she would always tweak it just a little so the recipe she gave out wasn’t exactly the same as the one she would use when she made the dish. That being said, I don’t know what she could have added that would make this Hot Cheese Bread any better.
Add an Additional Ingredient for Extra Color
I did add one ingredient that I love when I am making garlic bread or breadsticks, and that is Salad Supreme seasoning. I like the blend of flavors, but I mostly love the sprinkle of color it adds to the bread.
- Mix cheese, butter, mayonnaise, onions, and garlic together.
- Divide mixture in half and spread on the two halves of French bread.
- Place bread halves on cookie sheet and chill for 30 minutes.
- Broil bread in oven on high for 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly and the bread starts to brown.
- Serve hot right out of the oven.