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Sliced garlic cheese bread with rosemary spears on a cutting board.
Roasted Garlic Cheesy Bread with Rosemary
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
This Roasted Garlic Rosemary Cheese Bread works equally well as a delicious appetizer, side dish, or even a meatless entree. 
Course: Appetizer or Side Dish, bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesy herb bread, garlic cheese bread
Servings: 16 slices
Calories: 252 kcal
Renee - Kudos Kitchen: Renée
For the roasted garlic;
  • 2 heads garlic
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper
For the cheese bread;
  • 1 loaf Vienna or Italian Bread sliced in half lengthwise
  • 8 ounces smoked mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons minced rosemary, fresh
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
  • black pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 425-degrees.

To roast the garlic;
  1. Cut the heads off the garlic (approximately 1" down from the top).

  2. Drizzle the cut garlic with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

  3. Wrap the garlic in aluminum foil and roast in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Set aside to cool slightly.

To make the bread;
  1. Place the bread cut side down on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven for approximately 10-12 minutes. Remove the bread from the oven when golden.

  2. Squeeze the roasted garlic onto the toasted bread and spread the garlic evenly over the bread.

  3. Top the garlic bread evenly with the shredded mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses and sprinkle with minced rosemary and black pepper. 

  4. Return the garlic cheese bread to the oven and continue baking until the cheese is golden and bubbly (approximately 15 minutes).

  5. Slice and serve hot or at room temperature

Recipe Notes

Tools and equipment;

baking sheet, parchment paper (optional), box grater, cutting board, chef's knife, aluminum foil, serrated knife, offset spatula (optional).

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Garlic Cheesy Bread with Rosemary
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 252 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 230mg10%
Potassium 101mg3%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 110IU2%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 86mg9%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.