Bread on the Side: Cheese Bread, Garlic Bread & More!
Good bread can make a meal. Think about it: the simplest of pasta dishes becomes something special with a side of warm, flavorful garlic bread. Soup is just an appetizer until you add fresh bruschetta to make it a meal. Indeed, we can think of a popular restaurant chain whose claim to fame these days is its delicious (unlimited) garlic bread.
If you’re craving bread on the side, you don’t have to go to a restaurant. Thanks to the recipes here, you can prepare anything from a quick garlic bread to an elaborate Smorrebrod in 30 minutes or less (no bread-baking required). Each of these recipes is sure to make your meal complete, without requiring any kneading from you.
Go ahead; pick a recipe, go down to your local bakery (or grocery store, for that matter) and pick up a loaf of your favorite bread. Then all you’ll need to do is assemble a few quick ingredients, and you’ll have a delicious side for your breadbasket. Heck, with bread this good, no one will notice if the main dish is frozen pizza!
Fresh garlic and parsley give this bread loads of flavor. No Italian dinner is complete without a basket of this warm garlic bread on the table!
Texas Toast gets the nacho treatment in this creative recipe. Serve this hearty bread as an appetizer for a Mexican-inspired dinner party.
Fresh and flavorful, this classic bruschetta is a great way to showcase the bounty of your garden. We especially love the extra smoky flavor a charcoal grill gives the bread.
A staple of Scandinavian cuisine, the smorrebrod is a delicious option for a light lunch or as an appetizer. This tasty recipe combines the sweet taste of shrimp with the bright tang of lemon.
Greek Kasseri cheese is salty, savory and delicious melted. Serve this spread atop toasted French bread for a delicious accompaniment to Greek salad.
Guacamole isn’t just for chips, as this delicious crostini proves. Creamy avocado is a healthy — and tasty — topper for a toasted French baguette.
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