Easy Gluten Free Cheesy Garlic Bread (or what do I do with odd holiday leftovers?)

So I found myself with some odd holiday leftovers that I’ve been trying to use up and I realized I could make some easy gluten free cheesy garlic bread with them. This is a recipe I sometimes make just for the heck of it but this time, it just so happened that my leftovers from Thanksgiving were just what I needed! It’s a really quick recipe that can be made at the last minute.

Where did the recipe come from?

I was taught this recipe by my Italian mother-in-law (and I think she’s awesome, in spite of the “in-law” part). She’s a great cook and taught me a lot when I was still NOT a great cook. She’s always been good at using up extra food.

The History

I originally thought that garlic bread was invented in Italy since you can find it in most Italian restaurants. However, after doing some research, I found out that garlic bread was invented 3,000 years ago when Persian soldiers were away at war. The soldiers used their shields to bake flatbread that they covered with various toppings including garlic and oil (the staples of garlic bread).

The Recipe

Udi's gluten free rolls

I ended up having a few gluten free dinner rolls (from Udi’s), some cheddar cheese slices, and uncontaminated butter leftover from Thanksgiving. If you throw in some garlic powder that’s all you need to make gluten free cheesy garlic bread. I also love this recipe because it can be made in a toaster oven so that you don’t have to light the regular oven.

First, preheat the toaster oven to 425 degrees. After slicing open the rolls and laying them flat in the pan, spread a thin layer of butter on them. Then sprinkle with garlic powder.

garlic bread with cheese

Next, put 2 thin slices of cheese on the top of each half of bread. Put the whole thing in the toaster just until the cheese melts.

cheesy gluten free garlic bread


That’s it, super easy!

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14 thoughts on “Easy Gluten Free Cheesy Garlic Bread (or what do I do with odd holiday leftovers?)”

  1. Thanks for this post Kathy….I learned a few tricks myself except it was from my Italian grandmother in law who was an exceptional cook. Didn’t know this is where Italian bread came from! Super interesting!

  2. It’s always fun to try new, healthy ways of cooking. And actually have the items taste good at the same time regardless of diet needs.


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