Cheesy garlic baguette

Cheesy garlic baguette
Make this family-friendly, cheesy garlic bread to accompany soup, chilli or pasta. It's an easy crowd-pleaser that's full of melty mozzarella.

  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time20 mins
    • Takes 15-20 minutes
  • Easy
  • Serves 6

Nutrition: per serving


  • 125g mozzarella ball
  • 140g taleggio cheese, rind removed
  • 100g butter, softened
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • handful parsley leaves, chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh marjoram leaves, chopped, optional
  • 1 long baguette
  • large pinch of paprika


  • STEP 1

    Light the barbecue. Chop the mozzarella and taleggio into small chunks and tip into a bowl with the butter, garlic, herbs and some salt and pepper. If you want, you can mix everything together with a wooden spoon, but I prefer to use my hands.

  • STEP 2

    Using a bread knife, cut diagonal slices along the loaf about three quarters of the way into the bread – don’t cut all the way through. If it looks like the bread won’t fit on the barbecue, cut it in half and make two smaller ones.

  • STEP 3

    Push the garlic butter generously between each cut, allowing some to ooze onto the top – it will caramelise and taste superb. Sprinkle the paprika over. Wrap the bread up like a cracker in a double thickness of foil. You can prepare to this stage up to a day ahead.

  • STEP 4

    Put the pack straight onto the barbecue. Cook for 2 minutes then roll it over onto its side and cook for 2 minutes more. Roll it onto its other side and cook for a further 2 minutes. Have a peek – if the cheese is melting and the bread is crispy, remove it from the barbie. Pull the slices apart and eat while hot and gooey.

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