Toasted Italian Bread

Serves: 10

Quick and scrumptious garlic bread that will complement any Italian meal. Melted mozzarella is optional, but delicious!

Dovetailing Tip: Save leftover toasted bread to use for Meal 4 to dip in the Olive Oil Dip.

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1 (1-pound) loaf Italian bread
5 tablespoons butter, softened
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon dried oregano
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


1 Preheat the broiler.
2 Cut the bread into slices 1 to 2 inches thick.
3 In a small bowl, mix butter, olive oil, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. Spread the mixture evenly on the bread slices.
4 On a medium baking sheet, arrange the slices evenly and broil 5 minutes, or until slightly brown. Check frequently so they do not burn.
5 Remove from broiler. Top with cheese and return to broiler 2 to 3 minutes, until cheese is slightly brown and melted. Serve at once.


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