Parmesan Cheese Toast

My husband and I both like bread. So when I go grocery shopping, I usually check out the day old bakery rack where I am able to get a variety breads at a discounted price. It's a special treat when I can pick up whole grain breads at a discounted price which I was able to this week.

Because it is older, sometimes the bread will be somewhat dry, and not very palatable. But no problem! I have an instant solution when this happens. In fact, there are certain breads that I purchase just to prepare this recipe: baguette, French bread, and whole grain loaves.

I have been making this bread for over 30 years; and every time I do, it disappears quickly. My husband and I both make trips into the kitchen just to get a piece or two when we have the munchies.

I went grocery shopping yesterday, and picked up a couple packages of multigrain dinner rolls. I am really looking forward to this batch because the bread has cracked wheat, whole sunflower seeds, millet, and flaxseeds in it. The rolls are very dry, so it's time to share with you a very easy recipe, Parmesan Cheese Toast.

Parmesan Cheese Toast can be served with salad instead of bread sticks or croutons. It also makes a great side dish to serve with spaghetti or lasagne. Cut into smaller pieces prior to toasting, it would make great appetizers, or a base for an appetizer. It's very good served with soups and stews, such as tortellini soup. And then, it also makes just plain great snacking.



Whatever kind of bread you get, the first thing to do is to slice it into 3/8"-1/2" thick slices.


Next, arrange the bread in a single layer on a baking sheet. Broil until lightly brown. I like to cover my baking pan with foil, making for easy clean-up later. I also turn up any heels/crusts at this time. With the bread I am using this time, there are a lot of heels/crusts.




You can see in this picture, the first side of the bread lightly toasted under the broiler.

Spread butter or margarine on the untoasted side, and arrange in a single layer on the baking sheet again. For extra flavor, you can sprinkle with herbs or garlic powder. I have also mixed minced garlic with the butter before spreading. PAM can also be sprayed on the bread instead of spreading with butter or margarine. Then sprinkle with parmesan cheese. This is where you will see the advantage to using foil for the clean up. I have used both grated and shredded. I think the shredded cheese makes a better toast. If using PAM, I generally spray the cheese lightly before continuing.



Broil again until lightly browned. It's good to keep an eye on it because it burns quickly. Remove from pan and serve immediately. Yummy!


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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

Hi homesteadbound,

Your parmesan cheese toast looks really delicious, I'm going to have to try making it this way! I love multigrain bread with flax, too, so this is a nice alternative to the white garlic toast I usually eat. Voting up and hungry!

Cloverleaf.


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

Hey Cloverleaf. Let me know how it turns out. It really is simple to make. And you could use your own homemade French bread. It'll be yummy. Thanks for the comment and the votes.


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livelonger 5 years ago from San Francisco

Clever (we often have old French bread and no way to "use" it) and sounds delicious!


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inaniLoquence 5 years ago from Singapore

OHMAHGAH. This looks really delicious. I can almost taste the parmesan! I'll make mine right now. :)


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KristiF 5 years ago from DC

Looks amazing!!


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rosettaartist1 5 years ago from United Kingdom

I love cheese! Very much my kind of thing.


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pedrn44 5 years ago from New Berlin Wisconsin

hi homesteadbound. This bread looks very tasty. I'll bet it would be delicious served with spaghetti lasagna. Thanks so much for the recipe and the pics!


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

livelonger,inaniLoquence, KristiF, rosettaartist1, pedrn44 - Thanks for stopping by. Hope y'all have a chance to make this and enjoy it as much as I do. Let me know how it turns out!


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ktrapp 5 years ago from Illinois

Your cheese bread looks really good. I made something very similar the other night, but I never thought to toast the underside of the bread first. What a great suggestion.


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

ktrapp - I didn't always toast the bottom, but have started doing so over the last few years. I like it much better because the bread doesn't sweat so much. Thanks for commenting.


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida

Hi homesteadbound,

What a great hub. I love the pictures and you have made my stomch growl. I will be making this tonight!!

JT


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

JT - Thanks for your input. I hope you enjoy it. Let me know. Thanks for stopping by!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi homesteadbound, I love toast and I love parmesan cheese, so this is definitely for me!

Thanks for sharing.


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

Movie Master, I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by!


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travel_man1971 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

Parmessan cheese toast is usually our snacks during break time on board ship. As a cook, I am able to recycle day-old bread.


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

It's a great snack! And a go use for older bread. Thanks for stopping by!


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Spencer Camus 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Woah! This looks amazing. I need to make a note to buy the stuff I need, when I go shopping on Saturday.

It's made me hungry now! :-)


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

Spenser - what is even more amazing is how easy it is to fix. Let me know how it turns out. Thanks for stopping by!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

We make this in a similar manner, except that we like to use a spray bottle of olive oil instead of butter. We too, like the freshly shredded Parmesan.


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

WillStar - That would definitely work as well. Thanks for stopping by!


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leroy64 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas (Oak Cliff)

I like the way you organized the picture and text capsules. The recipe looks good. It should do well over time.


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

leroy64 - thanks for stopping by. It's a great recipe. Hope you have the opportunity to try it.


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Jyoti Patil 5 years ago from Mumbai

it looks perfect!! im surely gonna try it out


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

Jyoti Patil - I hope you like it. You'll have to come back and let me know. Thanks for the visit!


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Hunbbel Meer 5 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan.

I am not into cooking at all, but I can surely eat any thing tasty and this is looking A-W-E-S-O-M-E. Wish I could stop by to taste this =P


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

Hunbbel - If you tasted it you would not be able to stop with just one! It never lasts very long at my house! It is indeed awesome. Thanks for stopping by and having a virtual taste!


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vansh121 5 years ago from India

i love cheese, I will certainly cook it. It sounds delicious......


SJmorningsun25 5 years ago

Looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing. Will definitely give it a try!


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

vansh121 - I hope you like it. Stop back and let me know.

SJmorningsun25 - It is yummy. Let me know how it turns out.

Thanks to both of you for stopping by!


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shyitaliana 5 years ago from bronx

It looks delicious. I am going to try it with italian bread.


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pinkish 5 years ago

Delicious! Great pictures, will try this snack with lasagna :D


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

pinkish - it is a wonderful side for lasagne. I'm sure you will enjoy it. Let me know. Great to see you again!


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ktrapp 5 years ago from Illinois

Hi homesteadbound. I remembered your cheese bread from a couple weeks ago and think it would go perfectly with a tortellini soup that I make, so I included a link to this hub from my tortellini soup hub.


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

Great idea, ktrapp! I have also added your link to this hub. That soup looks delicious!


5 years ago

Voted up. Good as an extra with pizza!


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

Hello again, f! You are so right, this would be good to make with pizza, especially if you sprinkled some garlic powder over them after the butter, or mix some minced garlic in the butter before spreading on the bread.

Thanks for stopping by, commenting and for the votes!


5 years ago

Some more good serving suggestions there!


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

Hi, f! Thanks for dropping by once again!


5 years ago

YW. The trouble with some of those cheese stick breads is that some of them are quite greasy: high in fat content, but I like them anyway!


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

f - to make them less greasy, spray the bread with a cooking spray like PAM, sprinkle on the cheese and then spray again. Then broil. It is a lot less calories and a lot less greasy.


5 years ago

Okay, ty; good idea.


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formosangirl 4 years ago from Los Angeles

This looks so good. I have a child who will eat few vegetables, and this looks like something up his alley.


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

formosangirl - I hope your child enjoys this. It really is yummy!

Thanks for stopping by!

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