1 loaf Italian bread
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Garlic herb butter, optional
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Cut the bread lengthwise and place the bread face up on the baking sheet. Brush the surface with the melted butter, then sprinkle with the garlic powder.
Cover with a piece of aluminum foil and place in the oven. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove the oven, uncover the foil and sprinkle the cheese on top of the bread. Bake for another 5 minutes or so, until the cheese melted and brown spots start to form.
Remove from the the oven and place the cheesy garlic bread on a cutting board. Brush the surface with some garlic herb butter. Let cool for a few minutes before slicing. Serve immediately.