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Cheesy Ciabatta Garlic Bread

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Difficulty Beginner
Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 10 min Total Time: 20 mins
Servings 4
Calories 350
Best Season Suitable throughout the year

This garlic bread recipe is perhaps one of the best I've ever made. The recipe consists of a simple combination of ciabatta bread, a garlic butter mixture, and basil. The outcome is simply spectacular. 

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  • 4 slices ciabatta bread
  • 6 tablespoons of unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons fresh basil, divided
  • 1 cup mozzarella, shredded
  • 3 cloves crushed garlic
  1. Lay the ciabatta bread out on a flat surface.

  2. In a small mixing bowl, add in the butter, garlic, salt, pepper, and basil. Using a fork or other utensil, cream the ingredients together until well combined. 

  3. Add a generous application of the garlic butter to each piece of ciabatta and smooth out. Add another layer of mozzarella generously. Garnish with basil.

  4. Place the bread on a baking try lined with parchment paper and bake at 374 F or 190 C for 10 or 15 minutes until the cheese is melted and the bread is toasted.

  5. Serve and enjoy your ciabatta garlic bread

Nutrition Facts

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 350
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g27%
Cholesterol 10mg4%
Sodium 544mg23%
Potassium 103mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 42g15%
Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Sugars 4.2g
Protein 8g16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Nutritional values are a within reason estimate and my vary depending on several factors.


I always use a good quality mozzarella as it makes all the difference in the world. You can add other ingredients to the butter mixture depending on your taste. More garlic can be added as well. 

Keywords: Garlic Bread, Italian Recipes, Snacks, Party Foods, Sidedish
David Hood
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Hey, I’m David Hood And I’m so happy you’re here!! So many of my favorite memories in life seem to take place around the table, especially when surrounded by people I love. And of course, all the better when nourished by some seriously delicious foodHappy Cooking!