Cheesy Garlic Bread

  • 10MINS
  • 10MINS
  • 85KCAL

This Cheesy Garlic Bread is the best accompaniment to all our favourite slimming-friendly dishes – and it's perfect for Weight Watchers or calorie counting plans!

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories85
  • Carbs12g
  • Protein5g
  • Fat3g
  • Saturates1g
  • Sugars1g

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.

We’ve got loads of amazing side dishes that you might like to try – there’s something to go with everything!

What diets is this Cheesy Garlic Bread suitable for?

This recipe is suitable if you’re gluten free!

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Cheesy Garlic Bread recipe?

  • You need to count 3 Points per portion of this Cheesy Garlic Bread recipe if you’re on WW Green. 
  • You need to count 3 Points per portion of this Cheesy Garlic Bread recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 3 Points per portion of this Cheesy Garlic Bread recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Shop or restaurant bought cheese garlic bread can set you back anything from 5 to 25 points.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Cheesy Garlic Bread?

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You can buy all of the ingredients you need in most supermarkets.

We like to use these Schar Ciabattas for this recipe. They’re white, really tasty and low in calories! You can find Schar Ciabattas in the Free From aisle of most supermarkets. You can also buy them from the Schar online shop.

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The Deiss grater is just amazing as it grates cheese much finer than a typical grater would grate. Thus it gives you the illusion that you’ve got so much more cheese, but you haven’t!

How many Calories are in this Cheesy Garlic Bread?

There are 85 calories in each portion of our slimming friendly Cheesy Garlic Bread. This means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category.

This recipe is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 200C.

Step 2

Slice the Schar Ciabattas in half and place on an oven tray.

Step 3

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.

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Step 4

Spray the ciabatta with Low Calorie Cooking Spray and place in the oven for 5 minutes.

Step 5

Take them out of the oven, top with tomatoes and cheese and scatter some of the parsley on top. Return to the oven until the cheese has melted. Enjoy!

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Any of the following go really well with Cheesy Garlic Bread. It’s one of those dishes that goes with pretty much anything. It’s so tasty it can of course be eaten on its own as a light lunch!

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Whatever accompaniment you choose, don’t forget to account for the extra calories and/or other nutritional values.

Can you cook Cheesy Garlic Bread another way?

You could cook this dish by using a grill rather than the oven. You can use similar timings to those listed below, but would need to watch it closely so that it doesn’t burn.

How do you know when this Cheesy Garlic Bread is cooked?

You should cook this Cheesy Garlic Bread until the cheese is melted and golden.

This should take approx 10 minutes in the oven.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep Cheesy Garlic Bread in the fridge?

Once you’ve served it, ideally you should eat this dish within 4 hours.

If you allow any left overs to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Cheesy Garlic Bread in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze Cheesy Garlic Bread?

We’d recommend making this recipe fresh – it only take a few minutes and the results will be better than if it were frozen and reheated.

How do I reheat Cheesy Garlic Bread?

From chilled: Place on a baking tray and reheat in a moderately hot oven for 10 minutes, being careful not to let it burn.

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Cheesy Garlic Bread

This Cheesy Garlic Bread is the best accompaniment to all our favourite slimming-friendly dishes – and it’s perfect for Weight Watchers or calorie counting plans!
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    10 MINS
  • KCals 85
  • Carbs 12G
WW Points
  • 3 Green
  • 3 Blue
  • 3 Purple

Ingredients

  • 2 Schar White Ciabatta
  • Low Calorie Cooking Spray
  • 1 Garlic Cloves Peeled but leave whole
  • 5 g Fresh Parsley chopped finely
  • 40 g Light Cheddar Cheese finely grated
  • 4 tbsp Chopped Tomatoes

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Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 200C
  2. Slice the Schar Ciabattas in half and place on an oven tray
  3. 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.
  4. Spray the ciabatta with Low Calorie Cooking Spray and place in the oven for 5 minutes
  5. 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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Jacqui HendersonSaturday 10th August 2019

Where can I buy this Schar Ciabattas from? I’m in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

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    Emma TMonday 23rd September 2019

    Hi Jacqui,

    Most large supermarkets stock them in England, in the “free from” aisle – I’m not sure about Scotland specifically ????

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