Roasted Garlic Cheese Toasts
- 3 heads garlic heads top 3/4" of each
- cut off and discarded
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup cream cheese room temperature
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
- Salt to taste
- Freshly-ground black pepper to taste
- 1 French-bread baguette cut on diagonal
- into 1/2"-thk slices
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place garlic, cut-side up, in small glass baking dish; pour oil over each head and sprinkle with salt. Cover; bake until garlic is tender, about 1 hour. Uncover; let cool 15 minutes.
Squeeze garlic from each clove into medium bowl and mash. Mix in Parmesan, cream cheese, mayonnaise, and thyme. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (Can be made one day ahead; cover and refrigerate. Allow to soften slightly at room temperature before continuing.)
Preheat oven temperature to 425 degrees. Spread garlic mixture on bread slices; arrange on 2 baking sheets. Bake until toasts are beginning to brown at edges, about 12 minutes.
This recipe yields about 32 toasts.
Nice with drinks, soup, or salad. The cheese spread can be made a day ahead.