This cheesy vegan garlic bread is a great side dish or appetiser that's perfect for any occasion. It's also very easy to make and can be ready in less than 30 minutes, making it a great option for busy weeknights or last-minute dinner parties.
I don't even know why I never shared this recipe before. David and I LOVE garlic bread. And you know me, pasta is life. But. What about pasta with garlic bread? One word: perfection!
This recipe adds a cheesy twist to the classic garlic bread by using vegan mozzarella cheese and vegan parmesan. The result is a deliciously cheesy, nutty and garlicky bread that's sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
- Why you will love this easy and cheese vegan garlic bread recipe
- Cheesy vegan garlic bread Ingredients
- how to make this Easy and Vegan Cheesy Garlic Bread
- What To Serve with this Cheesy Vegan Garlic Bread
- How to Store and Reheat Cheesy Vegan Garlic Bread
- Tips for Making Cheesy Vegan Garlic Bread
- Frequently Asked Questions
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Whether you're a vegan or just looking for a healthier version of traditional garlic bread, this recipe is definitely worth trying! It is not only super delicious but also, like all my recipes; it is easy and quick to make. An absolute winner!
I know many traditional garlic bread recipes call for dairy products like butter and cheese, which are not suitable for those are vegan or following a plant-based diet.
This cheesy vegan garlic bread is a dairy-free version that replaces traditional cheese with vegan cheese. I used both mozzarella and parmesan cheese for a nuttier, sharper flavour.
It is a great dish for vegans or those who want to reduce their dairy intake but still enjoy the rich and savoury taste of garlic bread with cheese.
Why you will love this easy and cheese vegan garlic bread recipe
- Delicious - There's nothing better than the savoury, garlicky flavour of garlic bread combined with the rich, creamy taste of cheese. Personally, I am a sucker for anything with garlic. Garlic is one of the best things in life.
- Vegan - Like all my recipes on my blog, this one is vegan too. It is super easy to get vegan cheese nowadays. So this recipe allows people who follow a plant-based diet to enjoy this classic dish.
- Easy and satisfying comfort food - Garlic bread is a simple and satisfying comfort food that can be enjoyed on its own or as a side dish with pasta, soup, or salad. Adding cheese makes it even more satisfying and indulgent.
Cheesy vegan garlic bread Ingredients
Here are the ingredients you'll need to make cheesy vegan garlic bread:
- Bread such as French bread or baguette
- Salted vegan butter
- Dairy-free cheddar or mozzarella and parmesan cheese
You can also add additional herbs or spices, such as basil, or red pepper flakes, to customise the flavour to your liking.
For the full recipe and quantities, see the recipe card at the end of the post.
how to make this Easy and Vegan Cheesy Garlic Bread
Here is a recipe for cheesy vegan garlic bread:
- Firstly, preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F.
- Cut the baguette in half.
- In a small bowl, mix together the vegan butter, parsley, garlic and dairy-free parmesan.
- Spread the garlic butter mixture onto each slice of bread.
- Sprinkle the vegan cheese on top of the garlic butter.
- Place the slices of bread on a baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.
Lastly, remove the garlic bread from the oven and sprinkle with fresh parsley and parmesan before serving.
This easy and cheesy vegan garlic bread is a perfect side dish or appetizer for any meal. It's quick to make and the cheesy flavor is sure to satisfy your cravings. Enjoy!
What To Serve with this Cheesy Vegan Garlic Bread
Cheesy vegan garlic bread is a versatile dish that can be paired with many different main courses and salads. It's perfect side for pasta, soups, stews, salads and beyond.
Here are a few variations that you might want to try:
- Vegan Parmesan Garlic Bread: Instead of using vegan mozzarella cheese, use vegan parmesan cheese for a sharper, nuttier flavor.
- Spicy Cheesy Garlic Bread: Add a pinch of red pepper flakes to the garlic butter mixture for a spicy kick.
- Herbed Cheesy Garlic Bread: Mix in some fresh or dried herbs like rosemary, thyme, or oregano to the garlic butter mixture for an extra layer of flavor.
These are just a few ideas for variations of cheesy vegan garlic bread. Get creative and experiment with different flavors and techniques to find your perfect version!
How to Store and Reheat Cheesy Vegan Garlic Bread
If you have leftover cheesy vegan garlic bread, it's important to store it properly to maintain its freshness and flavour. Here are some tips on how to store it:
- Allow the bread to cool completely. This will prevent the bread from becoming soggy and the cheese from becoming clumpy.
- Wrap the bread in foil.
- You can store the wrapped garlic bread in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
- To reheat the garlic bread, preheat your oven to 180°C and unwrap the bread from the foil. Place the bread on a baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the bread is heated through and the cheese is melted.
By following these storage tips, you can ensure that your cheesy vegan garlic bread stays fresh and delicious for as long as possible.
Tips for Making Cheesy Vegan Garlic Bread
- Don't over-butter the bread: While you want to make sure the garlic butter mixture is spread evenly on each slice of bread, be careful not to use too much. Too much butter can make the bread soggy and greasy.
- Customise the flavour: Feel free to add additional herbs or spices to the garlic butter mixture, such as basil or red pepper flakes. This can add more depth and complexity to the flavor.
- Let it cool before serving: Give the bread a few minutes to cool before slicing and serving. This will help the cheese set and prevent it from sliding off the bread.
- Use fresh garlic instead of garlic powder. Fresh garlic has a stronger and more pronounced flavour than garlic powder, which can enhance the overall taste of your garlic bread.
- Shred/grate your cheese from the block. It tastes and melts much better.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some frequently asked questions about cheesy vegan garlic bread:
- Is vegan cheese good for making cheesy garlic bread?
Yes, vegan cheese is a great substitute for traditional cheese in cheesy garlic bread. There are many varieties of vegan cheese available on the market that are perfect for making garlic bread, such as vegan mozzarella, cheddar, or parmesan cheese.
- Can I use olive oil instead of vegan butter for garlic bread?
Yes, you can use olive oil instead of vegan butter for garlic bread. Simply mix the olive oil with minced garlic and salt, and spread it on the bread before topping it with vegan cheese.
- Can I make cheesy vegan garlic bread ahead of time?
Yes, you can make cheesy vegan garlic bread ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator or freezer until ready to serve. To reheat, simply place the bread in a preheated oven and bake until heated through and the cheese is melted.
- Can I use gluten-free bread for cheesy vegan garlic bread?
Yes, you can use gluten-free bread for cheesy vegan garlic bread. Just make sure to use a gluten-free vegan cheese as well.
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