Roasted Garlic and Tomato Bread / Carrie Crow / Katie Workman / themom100.com
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Roasted Garlic and Tomato Bread

Garlic bread moves up a notch.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Additional time for roasting tomatoes and garlic45 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 People
Calories: 858kcal
Author: Katie Workman

Ingredients

  • 3 12-inch loaves Italian bread cut almost all the way through into 12 slices each (see Note)
  • 4 tablespoons butter at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 medium Roasted Tomatoes seeded and skins removed
  • 1 head roasted garlic
  • Kosher or coarse salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated Pecorino Romano or Parmesan

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • In a food processor, add the butter, olive oil, roasted tomatoes, roasted garlic, salt and pepper.  Puree.
  • Slice the bread crosswise, making sure not to cut all the way through the bottom of the loaf.   If you want a little help in knowing when to stop slicing, place two chopsticks alongside the loaves, one on each side, and when you cut the slices stop just as the blade hits the top of the chopsticks. Smear both sides of each slice of bread, still attached in the loaf  with the garlic butter mixture.  Place each loaf on a piece of tin foil, and pull the edges up, but don't wrap it fully (see the photos).
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until the outside is crispy.  Sprinkle on the cheese if desired and return to the oven for one more minute. Serve hot.

Notes

Note

This recipe calls for slicing the bread before putting it into the oven, but not cutting it all the way through.  If you want a little help in knowing when to stop slicing, place two chopsticks alongside the loaves, one on each side, and when you cut the slices stop just as the blade hits the top of the chopsticks.

Nutrition

Calories: 858kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 56g | Saturated Fat: 30g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 571mg | Potassium: 453mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 629IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 3mg