Monday, April 30, 2007

Go-Go Garlic Bread

Prep/Total Time: 25 minutes
Yield: 12 servings

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/8 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 loaf French bread (about 20 inches), halved lengthwise

In a small mixing bowl, beat butter and mayonnaise until smooth. Beat in the Parmesan cheese, garlic, Italian seasoning and seasoned salt. Stir in Monterey Jack cheese. Spread over cut sides of bread.

Place on an ungreased baking sheet. bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Slice and serve warm.

Tips and Tricks
I used romano in place of the Parmesan, and used a little less than the recipe calls for, because romano has a sharper taste. Although the original recipe calls for full-fat mayonnaise, I used light mayo with no problem. I also omitted the seasoned salt and used Herbal Salt Substitute instead. I used fresh pressed garlic, rather than jarred garlic, and I used 1-2 cloves, depending on the size. To save time, you could also use garlic powder.
Make It Healthier
Use low-fat mayonnaise and trans-fat free spread in place of the butter. If your bread loaf is smaller than called for, reduce the amount of spread you make to save calories. Omit the salt.
How Kids Can Help
Mix ingredients in a bowl. Spread mix over bread.

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