Cheesy Garlic Bread

07.17.2015

It doesn’t get much better then a warm slice of cheesy garlic bread straight from the oven. Perfect for dipping in marinara sauce or serving as a side to all your favorite pastas and soups. I don’t share a lot of indulgent comfort food recipes on here other than desserts so I figured it was due time to share a recipe like so. This bread is so good I had a hard time knowing when to stop! I wanted to just keep reaching for slice after slice. Cheesy, garlic-y deliciousness!

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I’ve never really liked my bread drenched in butter – it just feels too heavy when it is. So I cut back the classic 1/2 cup butter you’ll find in just about any garlic cheese bread recipe and I used 4 Tbsp butter and 2 Tbsp olive oil. It makes it seem not quite so greasy. These were just the perfect ratios for me but if you like more butter feel free to add it. This is a versatile recipe, you can swap out the cheeses listed for others that you like, just use any good melting cheese (cheddar, provolone, muenster, etc). Then as far as the parsley goes, dried will work just fine too if you don’t already have it on hand it’s not really worth buying a bunch of fresh parsley only to use a tablespoon of it (I’d still use about 1 Tbsp dried). It’s more for looks really, and it adds a hint of flavor. Like I listed in the recipe you can use fresh garlic for a more robust flavor or the granulated garlic for a more mellow flavor. Just be sure to enjoy it warm for that gooey cheesy deliciousness! 

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Cheesy Garlic Bread

4.88 from 8 votes

The best way to make garlic bread - with cheese! French bread is buttered and baked then topped with a layer of shredded cheese and baked until perfectly melty and delicious. Plus it's so easy to make!

Course: breads
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheesy Garlic Bread, Garlic Bread
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 10
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients

  • 1 (14 oz) loaf French or Italian bread
  • 1/4 cup salted butter , softened
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil (not extra virgin)
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic , or 1 tsp granulated garlic
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup finely shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Slice bread in half lengthwise (though height of bread). Cut two sheets of foil about 24-inch long and place side by side letting one slightly overlap the other on a rimmed cookie sheet. Place bread, cut side up, on baking sheet.
  2. In a mixing bowl, using a fork, stir together butter, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Spoon and spread mixture evenly over entire surface of both bread halves (working to coat the edges too so they don't burn). Wrap foil over bread and crimp edges together and roll ends of foil up. Bake 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from oven, open foil and roll foil inward. Sprinkle bread evenly with cheeses. Return to oven, bake uncovered, 5 - 6 minutes longer (broil during last 1 - 2 minutes for a crisper bread and more golden cheese if desired, no need to move rack upward). Sprinkle tops evenly with parsley. Cut into slices and serve warm.

35 comments

  • Dyllon P: Spot on recipe dude, I definitely would’ve ended up with a mess otherwise lol. October 9, 2018 at 8:46pm Reply

  • Sara M: So so good!! I used EVOO instead of reg, unsalted butter instead of salted, and cheddar cheese instead of Parmesan. Also I did half a tbsp of fresh minced garlic (would have added more if I had more) and about 1.5 tsp of garlic salt. I followed the remainder of the directions as shown. I loved this! Dipped in warm marinara sauce, and it was perfection! Will definitely make again! July 23, 2018 at 6:04pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for taking the time to leave positive feedback! July 28, 2018 at 12:34pm Reply

  • Gianna: Tried this and loved it!! Made it with Italian rolls so they were like mini loafs!! So yummy! February 10, 2018 at 6:16pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the feedback, glad you loved it! February 12, 2018 at 10:11am Reply

  • Nicole Da Silva: This recipe is perfect. Did not change a thing except that i used only 1 cup of mozzarella cuz that’s all i had. Made it last friday with spaghetti and meatballs for guests. it was only the 4 of us and we ate the entire loaf! January 27, 2018 at 8:17am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Win! January 30, 2018 at 1:05pm Reply

  • Elaine: I do not use foil, instead I put the broiler on and put the garlic bread on a pizza pan and broil it for a few minutes. Fast! But watch the bread carefully, as it can burn quickly. January 27, 2018 at 5:29am Reply

  • Erica Rae: It was awesome! Thank you December 29, 2017 at 6:15pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you liked it! January 3, 2018 at 12:40pm Reply

  • Sophia: Soooo delicious! I followed the recipe exactly and it was perfect. I will have to make more next time. We ran out so fast! December 18, 2017 at 4:20pm Reply

  • Anupama: Hi Jaclyn, I just wander to know, in which mode of OTG did you bake this bread? Convection or microwave plus convection?? July 4, 2017 at 2:22am Reply

    • Jaclyn: No convection on this. July 5, 2017 at 9:35am Reply

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