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Loaded Garlic Bread

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“A delicious twist on garlic bread which could be a great lunch for me!”
READY IN:
31mins
SERVES:
24
YIELD:
24 slices
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 slices bacon, each cut into 4 pieces
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 loaf crusty Italian bread, cut into 24 slices, about 1/2-inch thick
  • 34 lb mozzarella cheese, cut into 2 pieces and each cut into 12 slices

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Coat 2 large baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Place bacon on a microwave-safe plate lined with paper towels.
  4. Cover with another piece of paper towel.
  5. Microwave on high for 4 minutes or until slightly crisp.
  6. Drain off fat; set aside.
  7. When cool enough to handle, cut into thin strips.
  8. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat.
  9. Add garlic and cook 1-2 minutes or until fragrant; remove from heat.
  10. Place bread on baking sheets.
  11. Spoon on butter and garlic.
  12. Top each with a slice of cheese; sprinkle with bacon.
  13. Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes, until cheese melts and bacon is crisp.
  14. Cool slightly before serving.

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