Cheesy piece of garlic baguette being pulled out

Cheesy garlic baguette

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(23 ratings)

Takes 15-20 minutes


Serves 6

A real crowd pleaser that will have everyone feeling full. Worth every calorie.

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal391
  • fat25g
  • saturates16g
  • carbs28g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre1g
  • protein15g
  • salt1.9g


  • 125g mozzarella ball
  • 140g taleggio cheese, rind removed
  • 100g butter, softened



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • handful parsley leaves, chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • 1 tsp fresh marjoram leaves, chopped, optional
  • 1 long baguette
  • large pinch of paprika



    A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…


  1. Light the barbecue. Chop the mozzarella and taleggio into small chunks and tip into a bowl with the butter, garlic, herbs and some salt and pepper. If you want, you can mix everything together with a wooden spoon, but I prefer to use my hands.

  2. Using a bread knife, cut diagonal slices along the loaf about three quarters of the way into the bread – don’t cut all the way through. If it looks like the bread won’t fit on the barbecue, cut it in half and make two smaller ones.

  3. Push the garlic butter generously between each cut, allowing some to ooze onto the top – it will caramelise and taste superb. Sprinkle the paprika over. Wrap the bread up like a cracker in a double thickness of foil. You can prepare to this stage up to a day ahead.

  4. Put the pack straight onto the barbecue. Cook for 2 minutes then roll it over onto its side and cook for 2 minutes more. Roll it onto its other side and cook for a further 2 minutes. Have a peek – if the cheese is melting and the bread is crispy, remove it from the barbie. Pull the slices apart and eat while hot and gooey.

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27th May, 2016
Very easy and tasty. Cooked in the oven for 8 minutes and was lovely
14th Mar, 2014
Loved this but would probably use grated cheddar and mozzarella next time. I didn't use the marjoram. We had it with pasta and a side salad. I used a tiger loaf and baked it in the oven in foil opened at the top. Delicious!
26th Nov, 2012
Very easy to make and with great results! Can put however much/little you want in there and add other things if you want. So simple yet tastes so yummy.
16th Jul, 2012
We found the Taleggio cheese a bit too strong for our liking, but a good recipe would do with mozzarella and another cheese next time.
15th Apr, 2012
My family loves it! I make it replacing taleggio cheese with parmesan and all the herbs and garlic with a mix of spices I use for flavoured butter. Still amazing result!
28th Feb, 2012
whats that white stuff
23rd Apr, 2011
This was delicious, had with chicken, coleslaw, salad and rice, there were no leftovers!
14th Feb, 2011
This is so easy to make, and a real crowd pleaser!
8th Jul, 2010
Had herb and garlic roulade in fridge so used that, excellent.
10th Jun, 2010
One of my favourites! This is so easy to make, and tastes amazing. Goes well with any pasta or pizza dish - or even as a side for BBQ's! I've not been able to get taleggio a few times (altho this is my favourite combination), but any cheese works well... I even used a low fat cheddar, with low fat mozerella last night and it was still great, a little less on the calories and fat - but still ooozes taste, and reduces the guilt :D


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