Enjoying a good Italian night every now and then is so enjoyable. Open a nice bottle of your favorite wine and sip on a glass while making spaghetti sauce from scratch. The kitchen fills with the aroma of basil and garlic, and it’s heavenly.
A great way to use your sauce, with an added twist to the same old garlic bread, is to dress it up. Adding sauce, cheeses and tomatoes….along with bacon bits gives cheese bread a whole new meaning! 🙂
2-3 tbsp homemade spaghetti pasta sauce ( on each slice of bread )
1 loaf of garlic bread ( we used Rosemary Oregano baked bread )
small package of cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup grated old cheddar
1/2 cup grated mozzerella
1/2 Parmesan cheese
1 tbsp garlic plus spice
1/2 cup bacon bits
2 tsp basil, dry
2 fresh parsley sprigs
1 tbsp margarine
Pinch of Ground black pepper
Slice the garlic bread in half lengthwise, you can then slice into 4 pieces. Lightly butter the bread and sprinkle with garlic plus spice. Place in a 350 degree oven and bake for 8-10 minutes.
Remove bread, cool slightly and place a layer of spaghetti sauce on each slice, top with a mix of 1/2 the grated cheeses, sliced tomatoes, bacon bits, more grated cheese and then top with parmesan, basil and black pepper. Place back in the oven for 5-8 minutes letting the cheese melt and then turn on the broiler.
Broil the bread for 5 minutes until brown and bubbly.
This is a delicious a twist to garlic bread. Great as appetizers ( cut into smaller pieces) or as a side to a pasta dish.