15 minutes to prep and bake Garlic Bread (Add 35 min. for Roasted Garlic)
1 loaf fresh Italian bread
Roasted Garlic (recipe to follow)
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 Roma tomatoes, sliced
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
4 oz. pepperoni slices
4 oz. genoa salami slices
1/2 pound mozzarella cheese, grated
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Slice loaf of bread length wise creating two halves. Spread Roasted Garlic generously on each half of bread. Drizzle each half with 1 Tbsp. of olive oil. Place sliced tomatoes in a single layer on each half of bread. Layer pepperoni and salami atop tomatoes. Top each half with a generous helping of cheese. Top with basil leaves. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Slice 1/2 inch off the tops of two whole bulbs of garlic exposing the individual cloves. Do not peel. Place bulbs in a baking dish or pie plate and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of salt. Bake for 35 minutes until garlic is soft and spreadable.