A restaurant style cheesy garlic bread that’s ooey, gooey, rich and creamy, and crisp and crunchy. A fabulous side dish for whatever you’re grilling or your next Italian meal.
This month’s theme for Progressive Eats, our virtual progressive dinner, is a Summer Barbecue hosted by Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake. It’s a delicious end of summer menu that will be perfect for your next cookout or Labor Day gathering. I signed up to bring bread to the virtual diner, and my favorite cheesy garlic bread came to mind.
There use to be a Black Angus restaurant near where we live; my husband and I use to go there about once a month. They served a pretty good steak, but it was the cheesy garlic bread that kept me coming back. We’d order it as an appetizer and then usually by the time my steak came, I was too full to eat it. So sometimes we’d stop in to the restaurant, head to the bar and just order a drink and the garlic bread before heading to a movie. The bread really was the reason I wanted to go to the restaurant any way.
All the Black Angus restaurants in Utah closed. They’re still open in six states, so if you live in California, Washington, Arizona, Hawaii, New Mexico, or Alaska, you can still go and try this bread. For the rest of us, this is my adapted version of their recipe you can make at home. Just be careful, it can be addicting.
- 4 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1/2 cup shredded Asiago cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar jack cheese
- 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
- 3 green onions, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped or pressed
- 1 loaf French bread
Preheat oven to 400°.
In a small bowl, mix butter, Asiago cheese, cheddar jack cheese, mayonnaise, green onions and garlic until well blended.
Cut French bread in half horizontally. Spread the cut side of the French bread with the cheese spread. Bake for 10 minutes, until spread is melted. Set the oven to broil, and broil until the cheese starts to brown, about 3 minutes. Cut into slices and serve immediately.
adapted from the Black Angus Three Cheese Garlic Bread
Now that you’ve had your bread, go and feast on all of the other delicious recipes the group put together for our summer BBQ progressive dinner:
- That Skinny Chick Can Bake – Whiskey Marinated Pork Tenderloin
- Sunchowder’s Emporia – Grilled Tequila Lime Shrimp Skewers
- Stetted – Pimiento Cheese Jalapeño Poppers
- Barbara Bakes – Cheesy Garlic Bread
- Healthy. Delicious.– Grilled Vegetable Panzanella
- Pastry Chef Online – Grilled Vegetable Gazpacho
- Never Enough Thyme – Curried Corn
- The Heritage Cook – Amped up BBQ Beans
- SpiceRoots – Grilled Rosemary Potatoes
- Miss in the Kitchen – Summer Fruit Spritzers
More about Progressive Eats, our virtual version of a progressive dinner party: If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, a progressive dinner involves going from house to house, enjoying a different course at each location. With Progressive Eats, a theme is chosen each month, members share recipes suitable for a delicious meal or party, and you can hop from blog to blog to check them out. We have a core group of 12 bloggers, but we will always need substitutes and if there is enough interest would consider additional groups. To see our upcoming themes and how you can participate, please check out the schedule at Creative Culinary or contact Barb for more information.