Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Siren Song of Papa John's Cheesey Bread

Today I desperately wanted Papa John's Cheesey Bread with their Garlic Butter dipping sauce. I mean, really, what is not to want? It is pizza dough, brushed with melted butter & garlic, and topped with mozzarella cheese. Then it is dipped in melted butter & garlic sauce. I mean, just LOOK at it!!
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You feeling me NOW?? SUPER YUM!

BUT, it is September 29th, and guess what, I have no money left in my "dining out" budget. Granted, Cheesey Bread is only $4.99 (plus delivery), but $0 means $0.

So, I did what any red-blooded American woman with a craving and a tapped out budget would do: I semi-homemade myself some cheesey bread!!!

Step One: gather materials-- you need a stick of margarine, garlic powder, a Boboli crust and some Mozzarella cheese.

Step Two: melt butter and 1/4 tsp of garlic in the microwave (about 30 seconds), and then spread melted butter garlic sauce (liberally) on Boboli crust

Step Three: top with copious amounts of mozzarella and bake for 8-12 min in a 450 degree oven.

Slice & enjoy!!

Cheesey Bread is Little Man approved and so delicious that even the Rockstar wanted some!

Honestly, the dipping sauce flavor was not an exact match for Papa John's dipping sauce, but the cheesey bread was spot on!! I may or may not have eaten almost half of the cheesey bread. 

(and that mess behind & to the left of Little Man is Diesel's "area"... I have tried my best, but alas... we're still a decluttering work in progress!)


  1. Pizza dough from scratch is even cheaper... if you want to go that route. :) Good for you!

  2. @Kim-- pizza dough & I don't seem to get along. I have a hard time shaping it & always seem to overwork it and it gets all tough & holey.
    @Amir-- it totally was, but now I'm over-full!!

  3. I'm bummed that the garlic sauce wasn't a good match. I would love to be able to make that at home. As for the cheesey bread. I don't know....$4.99 is such a great deal. And did you know that you can get a FREE cheasey bread with the purchase of a large pizza?!?!?!

  4. Saw the battle over this on facebook. Nice to see you stuck to your guns!

  5. Good Job!! Can you work some more on the garlic sauce? Would love to make it myself as well.

    Cara, you crack me up.

  6. @Sarah-- You're saying there is no Papa John's in the Ukraine?? Well, I'll hook you up when you finally come home to me! :)
    @Cara--- Me too, but I think it is because our garlic powder has a really strong flavor to it. It isn't the best garlic powder I've ever used. I may try using our minced garlic next time.
    @rugrat-- I'm nothing if not stubborn...
    @Clara-- Thanks! I'm going to keep trying to find just the right combo, but the cheesey bread was delish! If you have a more mellow garlic powder, it might work. The sauce was good, just not Papa John's good!


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