Mozzarella Herb Garlic Bread

Mozzarella Herb Garlic Bread

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases

Mozzarella Herb Garlic Bread is lightly toasted bread rubbed with garlic, sprinkled with herbs, then covered with cheese and baked until bubbling and brown.

WARNING: If you are looking for the garlicky keep the vampires away bad breath bread, keep moving… this ain’t it. This is Mozzarella Herb Garlic Bread without all that!

To get a light garlic flavor without overpowering the mozzarella herb garlic bread, I rubbed the garlic directly onto the bread. I learned this technique from Mario Batali, one day while watching The Chew. It’s called “Fett’unta”. I was excited to get the correct spelling from Mario Batali himself when he answered my tweet:

A Tweet from Mario Batalli

This mozzarella herb garlic bread is lightly toasted and rubbed with garlic. The bread is then sprinkled with herbs and cheese. Then the bread is baked in the oven until the cheese is bubbling and brown.

I really liked the idea of using this technique on warm bread, since I do not like overwhelming garlicky bread.

Here’s how I made the bread:

rubbing garlic onto bread

How To Make Mozzarella Herb Garlic Bread

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and prepare a sheet pan lined in aluminum foil.

Peel the garlic clove and have it handy for when the bread comes out of the oven. A larger clove will work best. Using a bread knife, cut as many ½ to 1-inch thick slices of bread that you want and place them on the prepared pan.

Bake for about 5 minutes, just until the bread starts to get crisp a bit, but not brown. You just want some resistance for the garlic application. Once the bread is crisp (not brown), about 3-5 minutes take the pan back out of the oven and turn on the broiler.

Being careful not to burn yourself on the hot pan, lightly press down on the bread and rub the garlic clove all over the surface of the bread. You will notice the garlic will sort of melt away as you go along.

cheese topped bread

Once the bread has been rubbed with the garlic, sprinkle the slices lightly with basil and oregano. Cover the bread with the slices of mozzarella cheese and sprinkle with a bit more basil and oregano. Place the baking sheet back into the oven under the broiler and closely watch it as the cheese turns brown and bubbles; about 5 minutes.

bread under broiler

Remove from the oven and serve.

Hot Mozzarella Herb Garlic Bread out of the oven

This mozzarella herb garlic bread pairs really well with the Tomato Soup.

I hope you enjoy this recipe!

Mozzarella Herb Garlic Bread

Mozzarella Herb Garlic Bread is lightly toasted bread rubbed with garlic, sprinkled with herbs, then covered with cheese and baked until bubbling and brown.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword Garlic Bread, Herb, Mozzarella
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 128kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 small French bread loaf
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese sliced or shredded
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil to taste
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and prepare a sheet pan lined in aluminum foil.
  • Peel the garlic clove and have it handy for when the bread comes out of the oven. A larger clove will work best.
  • Using a bread knife, cut as many ½ to 1-inch thick slices of bread that you want and place them on the prepared pan.
  • Bake for about 5 minutes, just until the bread starts to get crisp a bit, but not brown. You just want some resistance for the garlic application.
  • Once the bread is crisp (not brown), about 3 to 5 minutes take the pan back out of the oven and turn on the broiler.
  • Being careful not to burn yourself on the hot pan, lightly press down on the bread and rub the garlic clove all over the surface of the bread. You will notice the garlic will sort of melt away as you go along.
  • Once the bread has been rubbed with the garlic, sprinkle the slices lightly with basil and oregano.
  • Cover the bread with the slices of mozzarella cheese and sprinkle with a bit more basil and oregano.
  • Place the baking sheet back into the oven under the broiler and closely watch it as the cheese turns brown and bubbles; about 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 261mg | Potassium: 35mg | Vitamin A: 250IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 195mg | Iron: 0.5mg
Did you try this recipe? Tell us what you think!Give this recipe a star rating, leave a comment below and share pictures of your food with us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter! We can’t wait to see them! Don’t forget to mention @TheMountainKitchen or tag #TheMountainKitchen!
The Mountain Kitchen
Follow me


4 thoughts on “Mozzarella Herb Garlic Bread”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Want FREE Recipes?

Join our mailing list to receive the latest recipes!

Subscription Options

You have Successfully Subscribed!