We are a pizza-loving family. Big time.
Pizza in any form: frozen, delivery, take-n-bake… but our absolute favorite, the pizza that pretty much ruined all other pizzas for us, is this homemade recipe.
We could eat this every day and not get tired of it.
But we do like to change it up, and so I decided to make a simple take-n-bake-style garlic cheesy bread for fun!
I absolutely love Papa Murphy’s garlic cheesy bread. L-O-V-E, love!
I have been known to go pick up just one of those, skipping the pizza all together, for just myself to enjoy.
Now, I don’t have to do that anymore, since I can just make my own!
This is also a great use for that second or third round of dough, if you are making one homemade pizza and don’t feel like freezing the rest.
So, so good!!
- homemade pizza dough
- 3-4 tablespoons butter
- 1-2 cloves garlic, smashed
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper or cayenne
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
Make the dough as directed all the way through preheating the oven, letting the dough rest and then stretching out the dough into rounds.
As soon as you turn the oven on to preheat, melt the butter with the crushed garlic cloves and let sit for 20-30 minutes. Take out the garlic, set aside, and brush the infused butter generously onto each pizza dough round, covering the entire surfaces.
Sprinkle each dough round generously with the shredded cheese and then sprinkle evenly with each of the spices/salt. (Amounts are all subject to taste... adjust as you'd like!)
Bake on a preheated baking stone on the lowest rake of your well-preheated (preheated for at least 30 minutes) 500ºF oven for 8-10 minutes, until the cheesy bread is golden and puffy. Remove and serve immediately with a side of warmed up pizza sauce to dip in!