Cheesy Italian Dunkers


Anyone else grow up on Italian Dunkers? They were a big hit at my school growing up and had to recreate this beloved childhood dish. The chewy crusty bread topped with a gooey, cheesy with a hint of garlic flavor is just mouth watering. Garnish with fresh basil and served with aside of marinara sauce.

Cheesy Italian Dunkers

Servings 2
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins


  • Baking Sheet
  • Knife


  • 8 slices sour dough bread
  • 1 fresh mozzarella ball sliced thinly
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan reggiano
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 4 tbsp fresh basil chopped
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • salt & pepper


  • Pre-heat oven to 400 °F. Top bread slices with olive oil and garlic powder.
  • Top each bread slice with 1 slice mozzarella and sprinkle parmesan cheese on top.
  • Garnish with fresh basil and serve with side of marinara sauce. Season with salt and pepper.
Author: Ashley Zezza
Cost: 10
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: cheesy bread, cheesy garlic bread, easy meal, italian dunkers
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