Served with marinara, this cheesy dish is delicious and can even be prepped in advance. Make this your new go-to when hosting a gathering.
|1 loaf||crusty bread, 10-12 inches long|
|3-4 cups||Borden® Cheese Mozzarella Shreds|
|4 tbsp.||(½ stick) unsalted butter, melted|
|1 clove||garlic, minced|
|Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper|
PREHEAT oven to 350° F (175° C).
SCORE bread with a serrated knife lengthwise and then crosswise several times, making a crosshatch pattern of little squares but keeping the bottom intact and maintaining the shape of the bread.
SPREAD the pesto in between the crevices of the bread using a small rubber spatula.
SPRINKLE the Borden® Cheese Mozzarella Shreds into the crevices to fill in, tucking the cheese into the center of the bread. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
TRANSFER the loaf to a sheet pan lined with foil.
COMBINE the melted butter and garlic and drizzle the mixture evenly over the bread. Season with salt and pepper.
BAKE until the cheese is melted and bubbly, about 15 minutes. Serve warm with marinara, if desired.