This Cheesy Garlic Bread is the best accompaniment to all our favourite dishes – and it’s perfect for Slimming World, Weight Watchers or Calorie Counting plans!
We adore Cheesy Garlic Bread. If we could… we’d have it with every meal till the end of days! Garlic bread using Wholemeal bread doesn’t sound like our idea of fun, so we made this Cheesy Garlic Bread using Schar White Ciabatta.
For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍
How many Syns are in this Cheesy Garlic Bread?
You might be sat there asking yourself, how exactly can this by Syn free. Well, it can only be Syn free if you use some of one of your Healthy Extra A allowances as well as your Health Extra B.
Each piece of Cheesy Garlic Bread is half of a white Schar Ciabatta. Half of a Schar Ciabatta is 1/2 your HEB.
If you use Light Cheddar then you use just 1/4 of one of your Healthy Extra A’s per piece (10g on each).
You can find Schar Ciabattas in the Free From aisle of most supermarkets. You can also buy them from the Schar online shop.
You could even serve this Cheesy Garlic Bread as a light lunch with some salad or veg – why not choose something from our Slimming World Speed Food List?
How Weight Watchers friendly is this Cheesy Garlic Bread recipe?
Shop or restaurant bought cheese garlic bread can set you back anything from 5 to 25 points.
Our Cheesy Garlic Bread is just 3 Points per portion – you’ll never want to buy it ready made again!
Why not have this Cheesy Garlic Bread as a side dish to our Creamy Tomato Pasta?
How many Calories are in this Cheesy Garlic Bread?
A standard, shop bought slice of Cheesy Garlic Bread has around 125 calories.
Our version has just 85 calories, but without losing any of the amazing flavour!
Wait! So this Cheesy Garlic Bread doesn’t use butter?!
Correct! No butter at all. How? We used a quick spray of Low Calorie Cooking Spray. A couple of sprays on each is all that you’d need.
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What do I need to make this Cheesy Garlic Bread?
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You might think that this recipe uses a tiny amount of cheese. Take a look at the image below.. this is how much cheese you get when grate 40g of cheese with a regular box grater.
Whist it looks like a lot, when you try and spread it around a piece of toast or two, you’re not going to get very far.
Below you see the exact same amount of cheese (40g) grated using our new snazzy Deiss grater! By grating the cheese finer, it goes a LOT further!
It’s really remarkable how much more it looks like you get, just by grating it finer.
Want a Deiss grater? You can grab one over on Amazon
Do you put tomato on your Cheesy Garlic Bread?
Yes, we do, the more vegetables the better, right? We used a tomato sauce that we make in the pressure cooker/slow cooker and that recipe will be up very soon.
You can use some tomatoes/chopped tomatoes under the cheese. Makes it taste fab!
How do I make this Cheesy Garlic Bread?
Preheat your oven to 200C
Slice the Schar Ciabattas in half and place on an oven tray
Bash the garlic with the back of a knife and rub the ciabatta well. If you like your garlic bread very garlicky then chop finely and scatter on the ciabatta.
Spray the ciabatta with Low Calorie Cooking Spray and place in the oven for 5 minutes
Take them out of the oven, top with tomatoes & cheese and scatter some of the parsley on top. Return to the oven until the cheese has melted. Enjoy!
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