Thursday, October 23, 2014

Chipotle Cheesy Garlic Bread




I mentioned in a prior post that my family used to call me the doughboy. Not because I giggled when my stomach was poked, although I’m sure I did, it was because I LOVED biscuits, garlic bread, and everything in between.

Then came the year 2009, when I was introduced to the place called Little Caesars. A friend of mine gave me a piece of his Italian Cheese Bread. It is now affectionately known as Cheesy Bread. It was love at first bite. It’s cheap, unhealthy, artery-clogging goodness is incredible. Just because I am a foodie doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy the simplistic things in the culinary world.

While down at the University of Delaware, an order of “Cheesy Bread” was a common agenda item after midnight on a weekend night. I’m sure you can assume why. Last weekend at homecoming, a few friends and I re-lived this common occurrence. It inspired me to make a cheesy garlic bread of my own, with a twist of course. I’d say it’s healthier than what you can buy at Little Caesars…but it’s not. Just enjoy it!




Chipotle Cheesy Garlic Bread

Ingredients
1 Teaspoon Chipotle Seasoning
2 Tablespoons Garlic Powder
½ Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Black Pepper
1 Teaspoon Oregano
½ Teaspoon Thyme
½ Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
2 Tablespoons Parmesan Cheese - Shredded
1/3 cup Mozzarella Cheese - Shredded
5 Slices Italian Bread
4 Tablespoons Butter

Directions
1.     Preheat an oven to 400 degrees.
2.     In a small bowl, combine all of the herbs and spices.
3.     Lay the bread flat on a greased baking sheet.
4.     Spread each slice of bread with the butter and then top with the herbs.
5.     Top with the cheeses and bake for 10 minutes.
6.     If desirable, cut the slices in half lengthwise.
7.     Serve with a side of marinara sauce!