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Spicy Garlic Bread

Spicy Garlic Bread


  • 1 Italian loaf or French loaf or another crusty bread
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • Crushed red pepper
  • 1 package shredded mozzarella cheese optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and line a baking sheet with foil.
  • Slice the bread into slices approximately 1/2 inch thick and place the slices on the foil-lined baking sheet.
  • In a sauce pan over medium-low heat, add the butter and garlic powder. Stir until the butter is fully melted and the garlic powder is evenly combined.
  • Brush the melted garlic butter evenly over the bread slices (leave some for next step), then place the baking sheet in the oven. Bake the garlic bread for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the baking sheet from the oven. Re-coat with leftover garlic butter. then sprinkle the garlic bread with crushed red pepper and top with mozzarella (optional).
  • Place the garlic bread back in the oven for an additional 3 to 5 minutes. Remove when the bread is lightly browned and/or the mozzarella is evenly melted.