Hasselback Cheesy Garlic Bread

Potatoes were first to benefit from the Hasselback techinique--making thin slices crosswise toward the bottom of the vegetable, but not all the way through, so the potato becomes fanned, seasoned and baked until crisp. Here we've adapted the concept to garlic bread and updated it with cheese for an easy and completely mouthwatering cheesy bread side dish.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
22 servings


  • 1 18- to 20-inch whole-grain baguette

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 3 cloves garlic, grated

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar, fontina or other melting cheese

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. Cut vertical slits in the baguette, stopping just before you cut through so that the slices stay connected at the bottom. Space the slits about 1/2 inch apart. Place the baguette on a large baking sheet; bake until lightly toasted, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and let stand until cool enough to handle, about 5 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, stir oil, garlic and pepper together in a small bowl. Combine cheese and parsley in another small bowl. Using a basting brush, lightly coat the inside of each slit and the crust with the oil mixture. Fill each slit with the cheese mixture. Bake until the cheese melts and the bread is very toasted, 8 to 10 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

88 Calories
4g Fat
11g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 22
Calories 88
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 3g 6%
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Vitamin A 93IU 2%
Vitamin C 2mg 2%
Folate 2mcg 0%
Sodium 144mg 6%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 1mg 3%
Magnesium 2mg 0%
Potassium 8mg 0%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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