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!
We adore Cheesy Garlic Bread. If we could… we’d have it with every meal till the end of days! We’ve tried various combinations like wholemeal bread, but it doesn’t quite cut it! We finally found the perfect combination for a crispy base that tastes as good as the real thing, and doesn’t fall apart or burn like bread does.
We made this Cheesy Garlic Bread using Schar white ciabatta rolls, which are gluten free rolls that hold their shape really well and absorb the lovely garlicky flavours perfectly. They’re also the ideal size for a side dish, or even to have as a quick snack or on a buffet table: they go well with so many dishes!
What diets is this Cheesy Garlic Bread suitable for?
This Cheesy Garlic Bread 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?
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.
You can get one of these super sharp graters from Amazon.
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A good quality baking tray is essential for so many recipes, including Cheesy Garlic Bread. You can pick them up at the supermarket or on Amazon.
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 and cheese and scatter some of the parsley on top. Return to the oven until the cheese has melted. Enjoy!
What should you should serve with this Cheesy Garlic Bread ?
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!
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!
- KCals 85
- Carbs 12G
- 3 Green
- 3 Blue
- 3 Purple
- 2 Schar white ciabatta rolls
- 40 g light cheddar cheese finely grated
- 4 tbsp chopped tomatoes
- 1 garlic cloves peeled but leave whole
- 5 g fresh parsley chopped finely
- low calorie cooking spray
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- Pre-heat 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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