Cheesy Garlic Bread

Monday, 13 January 2020

Sometimes we want a tasty bread to go with our main course.  Something a bit more than an ordinary slice of bread.  Something like this Cheesy Garlic Bread!  The other day when we were enjoying our Lasagna I made us some Cheesy Garlic Bread to go along with it, as well as a salad.  
The nice thing about this recipe is that it is a small batch recipe.  I give the quantities for one slice, and you can easily multiply that to make as many slices as you want! 

It also gave me the opportunity to use something from my December Degustabox.  The Very Lazy Chopped Garlic.  I've actually been using it off and on for a few weeks now anyways, but this is the first time I took the opportunity to photograph it with what I was/did create.

As those of you who have been reading me for a while know, I am the lucky recipient of the gift of a Degustabox each month. Once a month, around the middle of the month, I am gifted with one of these lovely boxes which contain a delicious assortment of all things foodie.  I just love these boxes.  

Opening each one is tiny a bit like opening a Christmas gift to me. Always a surprise, and always filled with things that pique my interest and desire to try. Degustabox is a monthly foodie subscription service that sends out a range of 10 to 15 specially selected foodie products. I even have a code that  can give you which will  give you a £5 discount off of your first box. I will tell you about that at the end. I have been getting these boxes for a couple of years now and I have to say I have never been disappointed.

The December 2019 Box was entitled the Gourmet & Fiesta Box.  It was filled with lots of goodies for us to try and to enjoy.

ARDEN'S  Gruyer & Spinach Twists 1 X £1.75

Mellow Gruyere cheese and vibrant spinach make the perfect pair entwined with all butter puff pastry and baked to light, flaky perfection.  Scoff them mrrily straight from the box or serve with soup or delicious dips for dunking.

Available at Waitrose 

Nice and crunchy and a bit of a change from ordinary cheese straws.

UFIT Crunchers Sea Salt & Vinegar (Gift)

The healthy high protein and healthy on the go snack in the form of a delicious high protein popped chip. With no more than 158 calories in each bag, they come in 3 tasty flavours, smokehouse BBQ, Sea Salt & Vinegar and Thai Sweet Chili flavours.  

This was a gift from the Degustabox team, thanks very much!

MADEGOOD Granola Bars 1 X £2.90 

Allergy friendly and school safe snack made from gluten free oats. These granola bars ar chewy goodness and contain the utrients of on full serving of vegetables.  All MadeGood ingredients are ethically sourced.

You should receive one of three flavours.

Available at ASDA 

Its nice to know that children with peanut allergies can be safe from peanuts and that children who are not allergic can still enjoy a portable, delicious snack.

LAGUNITAS Daytime Sesson IPA 1 X £1.80

Lagunitas DayTime Session IPA is a light, slammable beer boldly dosed with a glorious fortune of hops. At just 98 calories per bottl and 4% ABV, DyTime is light in the things that weigh you down yet crisp and hop-forward.

Available in ASDA, Morrisons and pubs & bars across the country. 

As we don't drink alcohol, I cannot offer an opinion on this.

BLUE DRAGON Teriyaki Steet Food Skewers 1 X £2.70

In Asia, the most exciting foods are not found in restaurants, but on the carts and stalls lining the busy streets.  Blue Dragon have taken inspiration from Japan's neon streets to create their Teriyaki Skewers Kit. 

BLUE DRAGON Thai Holy Basil Stir Fry Kit 1 X £1.50

The Aromatic Thai Holy Basil Stir Fry Kit contains three elements - a base, sauce and topping. Take your stir fry to the next level and create authentic Thai Dish in your own kitchen.

Both available at Tesco, Sainsbury's Waitros and Ocado. 

We love the Blue Dragon line of sauces in our home and these new products have also been enjoyed!

INDIE BAY SNACKS  Chocolate Pretzel Bites Milk/Dark 2 X £1.25

These new bites are a sweet treat that's indulgent and still packed with benefits. They're still made with ancient grains, they're still a source of fibre, and they're more delicious than ever with fewer than 150 calories per chocolatey portion. 

Available at , Amazon, Whole Foods Market & Planet Organic 

Incredibly moreish. Nice and crunchy and the light chocolate coating was very pleasant.

PEDRINO Vermouth & Tonic Spritz 1 X £1.95

Using all natural ingredients,  artisanal tonic water married with origin protected vermouth. A refreshingly original, floral blend, the light 5.5% spritzer offers subtle notes of melon, floral botanicals and grapefruit. Serve chilled over ice or use as an effortlessly elegant way to spritz up your classic cocktails.

Available at Ocado, Waitrose and Amazon. 

Again we don't do alcohol.

SMITH & SINCLAIR Alcoholic Gummies £15 for a selection of 8 

London based cocktail confectionary specialists Smith & Sinclair proudly bring you their Alcoholic cocktail Gummies. Blended like real cocktails with premium spirits, fresh fruit and syrups, each gummy contains half a shot and is vegan.

Shop the full range at and use code DEGUSTA for 15% off. 

We don't do alcohol, but I am sure these would be great at a party for those who do.

GLORIOUSLY GROWN Vietnamese Jumbo Wrapped Cashews 1 X £3

Discover the best quality fruit and nuts, and eperience a world full of exciting, authentic flavours.

Available in Sainsbury's. 

I adore cashews and these were fabulously tasty!

VERY LAZY Chopped Garlic 1 X £1.50

Forget about peeling and chopping, instead save time in the kitchen with Very Lazy Chopped Garlic. And bonus, no stinky hands or chopped finger! Turn your dishes ito flavourful masterpieces in just a few seconds.  For recipe ideas check out 

Available in the major supermarket chains 

No stranger to the Very Lazy products.  I have been using them for years.  The chopped garlic is very nice and very convenient.

OTEAS Green tea, Cranberry, Cherry & Strawberry 1 X £3.39

Ideal as a healthy Mid-afternoon treat, enjoy this classic tea that's been enhanced by sour cherry, zsty cranberries and exotic Asian aromas of fragrant lemongrass and bamboo leaves.  Complemented by sweet apples, classic strawberries and a touch of cornflower blossoms, this tea strikes the perfect balance between sweet and sour.

Available at Amazon & Ocado 

We don't drink tea, but my oldest daughter loves Green Tea so I am saving this to share with her when she visits in April.  I am sure she will love it as it sounds delightful!

KING MONTY Pop Rice Bars (Included in the non alchohol boxes) 2 X £1.49

Dairy and gluten free chocolate combined with pop rice. Also vegan.  

Hello  . . .  chocolate! Yum!

CANDY KITTENS Tropical Mango 1 X £2 

A delicious new sweet from Candy Kittens, part of the Vegan range, which are also gluten & dairy free, use natural colours and contain real fruit juice.

Available at Morrisons and on 

As a Diabetic I cannot partake, but Ariana and Grace have enjoyed. Its nice to be able to give a child a sweetie that has no artificial colours in it and which contain real fruit juice.

So I chose the Lazy Garlic to use in a recipe this month.  It was a natural choice really as I use garlic a lot in my cooking.

The Very Lazy Chopped Garlic is so very easy to use.  There is no peeling, no chopping . . .

Your fingers don't smell afterwards, nor does your cutting board . . . easy peasy and nice and garlicky.

It works very well in recipes where it is going to be cooked or mixed into other things, such as this Cheesy Garlic Bread.

This is incredibly delicious by the way.  I use three kinds of cheeses.  Mozzarella, Cheddar and Parmesan.

I do prefer to grate my own cheeses from scratch.    The Cheddar gives you plenty of scrumptious flavour here as does the Parmesan . . .

The Mozzarella gives you oooze . . . .

Altogether they give you something that is incrdibly edibly scrumtiously tasty!

Small Batch Garlic Cheese Bread

Small Batch Garlic Cheese Bread

Yield: 1
Instructions are given for one slice of Garlic Cheese Bread, but you can easily multiply it to serve as many as you wish.


  • 1 thick slice of French or Italian bread
  • 2 tsp softened salted butter
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp dried flat leaf parsley
  • 2 TBS grated mozzarella cheese
  • 2 TBS grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 TBS freshly grated Parmsan cheese


How to cook Small Batch Garlic Cheese Bread

  1. Preheat the grill to high.  Line a baking tray with aluminium foil.  Place the bread onto the tray.
  2. Stir together the butter, half of the parsley and garlic to combine well. Spread it evenly over the slice of bread.  Mix together all of the cheeses and sprinkle them evenly over top of the buttered bread.
  3. Pop the bread under the heated grill and toast until the cheese has melted and turned golden brown in spots. (3 to 4 minutes)  Sprinkle with the remaining parsley flakes and serve immediately.

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I wanted to be able to show you some of the ooze here, but unfortunately a telephone call in the middle of my photography meant the moment for ooze slipped by.  I can tell you however that even cold, this Cheesy Garlic Bread is scrumdiddlyumptious!

I really DO make great use of and enjoy many of these fabulous products I am sent each month to try out.
Many thanks to Degustabox UK for gifting me this box. I have to say I really look forward to getting my box each month. There are always lots of things in it to enjoy and new products to try out. I highly recommend. You can also tailor the boxes to your own likes and dislikes by filling in your own Taste Profile.  If you like the sound of this box, why not sign up now! I find them to be really good value for money spent and I really enjoy trying out new products that I have not tried before.   Included is also a detailed information card  which tells you all about each product included, and other extras such as recipes, etc.   

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 So, that was the December Degustabox - a nice selection of products as always. We loved it. The price of each Degustabox is £12.99 (including delivery). To order your box, visit 

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  1. What's not to love with this delicious sounding recipe. Of course it would be good with lasagna. Or spaghetti. Or just for lunch as is!

    1. Absolutely Jeanie, or with a salad even! xoxo

  2. It is really looking yummy .I wanna try it once .


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