We are HUGE dippers at my house. My husband often ‘jokes’ that whatever we are eating is just a vehicle for the sauce…because it’s all about the sauce! Over the weekend I decided to cook up some delicious cheesy bread to take to a Mother’s Day BBQ, and I knew that Barilla® Sauce would be the perfect dipping sauce.
Of course, I was right! I used some dough I whipped up the night before and then added fresh herbs from my garden and mounds of delicious mozzarella cheese. Can’t go wrong with that!
Using the fresh herbs definitely brings something extra to the regular cheesy bread taste. It spices it up (herbs are spices, right?!), but not in a hot spicy way. The fresh taste of the 3 Herb Garlic Cheesy Bread pairs perfectly with the Barilla® Marinara Sauce because it’s made from all natural, quality ingredients like vine-ripe tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil and fragrant herbs. I served both the standard marinara and the Basil & Tomato flavor on the side and they were both a hit! Yum!
- 1 ball of pizza dough see recipe linked above or use your favorite
- 2 TBS olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic diced
- 3 sprigs fresh rosemary chopped
- 2 TBS fresh parsley chopped
- 2 TBS fresh chives chopped
- 8 oz mozzarella cheese shredded
- 1 cup Barilla Marinara Sauce
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.
1. Roll your dough out to a round/oval shape (or whatever shape you want!). Dust a cookie sheet lightly with flour and place dough on top in desired shape.
2. Drizzle oil over the dough and use your hands to spread around the dough, covering completely. Add garlic, rosemary, parsley, and chives on top, and spread around evenly (I also used my hands for this).
3. Sprinkle cheese in a thick layer over the top of herbs/dough and spread evenly.
4. Place into preheated oven and cook for 15-25 minutes, or until dough is cooked through and cheese is melted and bubbly/browned in places.
5. Place Barilla Marinara Sauce in a microwave safe bowl and cook for 30-60 seconds, or until warm (stir halfway through).
After 15 minutes in the oven I would check the bread frequently. It definitely depends on oven temp and my bread is usually done right around 20 minutes.
You could use dried herbs in this recipe as well, but I highly recommend using fresh for the best flavor.
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