Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread

Ball Park Bun's Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread, with tomatoes, red onions and basil
15 minutes
20 minutes
25 minutes

Need an easy appetizer? With Ball Park® Hot Dog Buns and a few simple ingredients, your guests will be asking for amore (see what we did there?) of this super-fast, super-delicious cheesy garlic bread recipe.


  • 2 Ball Park® Hot Dog Buns
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 5-7 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 12 fresh Mozzarella slices
  • 4 tablespoons shredded Parmesan
  • ½ cup diced tomatoes
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon basil, chiffonade or finely chopped
  • Balsamic glaze (optional)
  • Marinara sauce (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a small pan, heat olive oil on medium-low heat.
  3. Sauté crushed garlic in olive oil for 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. Split each bun in half and brush with olive oil and garlic mix. Top with salt and pepper.
  5. In a large baking pan, lightly toast the buns in preheated oven, oiled side up, for 3 to 5 minutes and then remove.
  6. Heat oven to broil.
  7. Mix together diced tomatoes, onions, basil and olive oil in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Evenly distribute Mozzarella and shredded Parmesan over each bun half. Place in oven for 5-7 minutes till cheese melts and starts to brown. Remove from oven.
  9. Evenly sprinkle the diced tomato mix over each bun half.
  10. Top with balsamic glaze or serve with side of marinara for dipping.

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