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Homemade Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread Recipe


Homemade Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread Recipe


Cheesy garlic bread is so simple to make with loads of cheese and that soft bread on the inside with the crunchy crust on the outside. This is a family favorite for sure!

One of my popular breads readers are loving is my basic garlic bread recipe. Garlic bread is perfect for any Italian dinner or on its own!

Cheesy garlic bread on a pan being pulled apart.

Cheesy Garlic Bread

Slice it and pull it with all the cheese flavor and goodness in every piece. This cheesy garlic bread will be gone in minutes and taste AMAZING warm. This is one of our favorite garlic breads to make and so simple to put together. It is full of cheese and one of the BEST breads out there. Complete a meal with this garlic bread on the side of this classic baked spaghetti or chicken parmesan casserole dinner meals. These two Italian recipes are complimented perfectly with this cheesy garlic bread.

Cheesy Garlic Bread Ingredients:

  • French Bread: I like the kind from the grocery store bakery that has the fresh bread ready to purchase. Cut in half long ways for the bread to be showing.
  • Butter: Salted and softened to spread over top the bread halves.
  • Garlic Powder: Adds a blend of garlic flavoring in the butter spread.
  • Garlic cloves: Cloves of minced garlic adds a little bit of texture and adds to the butter and cheese.
  • Italian seasoning: Every garlic bread needs Italian seasoning. It has the perfect combination of seasons all in one bottle.
  • Colby Jack Cheese and Mozzarella Cheese: Melt the best under high temperature and also have that Italian cheese blend taste.
  • Parley: Chopped for garnish for color and flavor!

How to Make Homemade Cheesy Garlic Bread:

  1. Prepare bread: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut your French bread loaf lengthwise and place on top of a baking sheet.
  2. Combine butter spread: In a small bowl combine softened butter, garlic powder, minced garlic, Italian seasoning and shredded cheese.
  3. Butter and cheese: Spread evenly on each side of the garlic bread.  Top with Colby and mozzarella cheese.
  4. Bake cheesy garlic bread: Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes until butter is melted and bubbly.

The Recipe Critic Pro Tip:

You can also broil the top for 1-2 minutes at the end to give it a more crisp top.

The process of making cheese garlic bread with the bread cut in half then buttered and sprinkled with cheese.

Tips for Making Cheesy Garlic Bread:

  • Spray the baking sheet lightly before adding the bread halves.
  • Add red pepper flakes, paprika or jalapeños to the butter spread for a more spicy bread.
  • You do not need to cover the bread when you bake it. If you notice it baking too quickly, add a tent looking aluminum foil to prevent from over baking too fast.
  • It is best to serve warm but patiently wait a few minutes before slicing and serving.

Two cheesy garlic bread pieces next to each other on a pan.

More Cheesy Bread to Try:

Sliced cheesy garlic bread on a pan.

Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread

Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 15 minutes

Total Time 20 minutes

Author Alyssa Rivers

Servings 12 Slices

Cheesy garlic bread is so simple to make with loads of cheese and that soft bread on the inside with the crunchy crust on the outside. This is a family favorite for sure! 

  • 1 Loaf French bread
  • 1/2 cup salted butter softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup Colby jack cheese shredded
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • fresh chopped parsley for garnish

Nutrition Facts

Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread

Amount Per Serving

Calories 237 Calories from Fat 126

% Daily Value*

Fat 14g22%

Saturated Fat 8g40%

Cholesterol 38mg13%

Sodium 364mg15%

Potassium 67mg2%

Carbohydrates 20g7%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 1g1%

Protein 9g18%

Vitamin A 409IU8%

Vitamin C 1mg1%

Calcium 143mg14%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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