Crushed red pepper flakes
Shredded Parmesan Reggiano cheese
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Toast the bread first. If you don't toast it first then the top of the bread will get toasted in the oven while the bottom will remain soft. And no one wants that. Then spread on some butter. You can mix all the ingredients into the butter then spread it, but I can never wait long enough for the step. Also, then you can vary the spice level for each person you are serving. Next take a tiny amount of the minced garlic and spread it evenly over the butter. For me its about 5 to 10 granuals of garlic. Then shake on a tiny bit of Italian seasoning, and crushed red pepper flakes. Lastly, layer on the shredded cheese as much as you want. Then into a 450 degree oven for about 5 to 7 minutes. You can use the broiler if you want, but every time I do, no matter how careful I am the bread will burn to a crisp. And I do mean EVERY TIME, so I no longer trust myself. And I am a HUGE lover of garlic bread. And let me tell you there is nothing worse than being down to your last two pieces of bread. Having the inspired notion to make them into garlic bread. And by a lucky twist of fate having all the ingredients, as well as just enough scrapings from the butter wrapper to make it ( I never buy butter, and never seem to have it in the house). Then burning those two lovely savory pieces of bread to a crisp because you were on the phone for a half a minute too long. So I am no longer allowed to use the broiler. Also, with a quick spread of pizza sauce, and a further sprinkle of mozzarella cheese this wonderious bread now becomes easy pizza! Something to think about!