Pasta is enhanced when served with a flavorful salad and piping hot garlic bread. Dress up a store-bought Italian loaf or baguette with melted butter mixed with garlic, Parmesan and a variety of seasonings.

Garlic Bread

Dress up a store-bought Italian loaf or baguette with melted butter mixed with garlic, Parmesan and a variety of seasonings. 

Makes 9 servings

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic (12 cloves)
  • 1 teaspoon Italian salad dressing
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 loaf baguette-style French bread

Directions

Preheat broiler. Combine butter, olive oil, Parmesan, garlic, salad dressing, black pepper and red pepper flakes and mix well.

Use a serrated knife to cut bread in half lengthwise. Place bread halves, cut side up, on a baking sheet. Use pastry brush to spread butter mixture on bread. Broil for 1 to 3 minutes or until lightly browned.