Cheesy Garlic Bread
This Cheesy Garlic Bread is packed with a buttery spread that’s combined with garlic and then topped with Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses. If you’re looking for the perfect garlic bread to make, then this is it!
It’s all about carbs today. Cheesy, garlic-y, carb-loaded goodness. How about that for a Friday?
If you’ve been hanging around here long enough, then you probably know that I’m just a little obsessed with garlic. From this pasta to that chicken and more, garlic and I are best friends.
In fact, if I could bake with it, I probably would. Kind of like cinnamon. That’s my favorite spice to bake with and if I could add it to more savory dishes, I definitely would!
But back to garlic, it’s especially delicious when combined with ooey gooey, cheese-loaded bread that’s baked and bursting with flavor. And I think you would agree with me, right?
This Cheesy Garlic Bread is packed with a buttery spread that’s combined with garlic and then topped with Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses. It bakes up crispy and full of flavor. If you’re looking for the perfect garlic bread to make, then this is it!
This garlic cheese bread is so good that I’m not even going to tell you how many pieces I ate in one sitting. It’s cheesy, buttery, and full of garlic. Basically, it’s a cheese and garlic lovers dream!
And let’s not forget that this Cheesy Garlic Bread contains two types of cheese. Parmesan, which gives it that salty kick, and mozzarella cheese, which gives it the creamy flavor. Combine the two on some toasty bread and you have yourself a meal-time winner.
Serve this bread alongside your favorite pasta dish, salad, or as a savory appetizer. I guarantee it will be your new favorite!
What’s Needed for Cheesy Garlic Bread?
- Italian bread
- Unsalted butter
- Olive oil
- Garlic powder
- Salt and pepper
- Mozzarella cheese
- Grated Parmesan cheese
- Fresh parsley
What’s the Best Bread for Garlic Bread?
I prefer using Italian bread in this easy homemade garlic bread recipe, but French bread or a baguette will also work.
How to Make Cheesy Garlic Bread
Did I mention that this garlic bread takes just minutes to prepare? Like most of my recipes, this bread is ready in no time. And that means less time in the kitchen and more time devouring this zesty, cheesy, carb-loaded dish.
- Slice bread loaf in half length-wise.
- Spread each half with a mixture of butter, olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
- Wrap foil tightly over each loaf, ensuring that it is completely covered.
- Place on pan and bake for 10 minutes.
- Unwrap bread, top with cheese, and bake until golden and bubbly.
- Garnish with parsley before serving.
How Long to Bake Garlic Bread?
This cheese garlic bread needs to bake for roughly 15 minutes total — 10 minutes covered with foil, and then another 5 to 6 minutes after the cheese has been added.
How to Reheat Garlic Cheese Bread
This cheesy garlic bread is best enjoyed right away, but if you wind up with leftovers I recommend reheating them in the oven at 300F until warmed through.
Tips for Making Cheesy Garlic Bread
- I prefer using garlic powder in this recipe because it doesn’t burn like fresh garlic sometimes does. If using fresh minced garlic, add 1 teaspoon to the butter mixture.
- I recommend grating the Parmesan yourself for the best flavor and texture.
- If you like your cheesy garlic bread golden on top, you may need to broil it for 2 to 3 minutes before serving.
Looking for more side dish recipes? I’ve got you covered!
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- Roasted Maple Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes
- Mexican Rice
- Instant Pot Creamy Macaroni & Cheese
- Easy Fried Rice
- Lemon Parmesan Roasted Asparagus
Cheesy Garlic Bread
- 1 loaf Italian bread
- ½ cup unsalted butter, , softened
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- Salt and pepper, , to taste
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese
- ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, , chopped
- Preheat oven to 400F. Slice loaf in half length-wise. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, combine mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses in a small bowl. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, combine the butter, olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Spread half of the mixture on each loaf.
- Wrap foil tightly over each loaf, ensuring that it is completely covered. Place on pan and bake for 10 minutes.
- Unwrap bread, top with cheese, and bake (uncovered) for 5-6 minutes longer. Broil on medium heat for 2-3 minutes longer, if you like the golden brown crust, if desired.
- Remove from oven and top with parsley. Cut into slices and enjoy!
OHmygosh…the PERFECT side dish!! My kids adore garlic bread, and this looks amazing. We need to try it ASAP!
Thanks, Blair! It’s my favorite cheese bread!
Yum! I haven’t had garlic bread in forever, but these pictures are making me hungry. Thank you for sharing!
It’s a must-make, Erin!
Garlic bread is bomb! Always a great side dish. Love it with Spaghetti and pastas for sure! 🙂
Garlic bread is the best! I love ordering it with marinara on the side at Italian restaurants. Then I just go crazy! And the two cheeses are taking this one over the top!
Thanks, Mir! I love the combination of two cheeses, too!
If there’s one thing that’s better than garlic bread, it’s garlic bread with CHEESE. Why don’t I ever make this??? But now I have your recipe, so here I go!
Haha I agree, Kate! Cheese makes everything better!
My family is ALL about the garlic bread and we have it at least once a week here! This looks like such an amazing twist on the classic and I have no doubt my family would highly approve!
Thank you, Sarah! My husband devoured this in no time!
Now this is just classic comfort food, isn’t it. I love it dipped in to some tomato and basil soup. YUM!
Oh that sounds so good, Dannii! I love dipping garlic bread in soup, too!
Yes, we need ALL the carbs to make it through Friday!!! My family loves garlic bread and cheese (who doesn’t??), and I know we would all love this!
This has my mouth watering! Cheese + garlic + bread = heaven. Love!
Thank you, Annie!
I’m scared to admit how much I love bread! Can’t wait to make this! Looks perfect! Have a nice weekend!
Oh I love bread too…especially when garlic is involved! Happy weekend to you too, Mira!
This garlic bread looks amazingly yummy ♥
Thanks for the kind words, Summer!
Friday definitely calls for carbs! This looks perfect, Gayle! Garlic bread is the way to my heart and this would seriously be gone in no time at our house!
Yay for carbs! 🙂 Thank you, Kelly!
I’m obsessed with garlic too! And cheese…and carbs…so this bread is perfect! My family always loves garlic bread, and I definitely need to add cheese next time — such a great idea!
Thanks, Marcie! The cheese makes this bread extra delish!
I could easily eat an entire loaf of garlic bread on my own, and adding cheese? It’ll be gone even quicker! This looks SO good!
That is one gorgeous bread Gayle! I could eat it all by myself. Carb, carbs and more carbs. I love them!! And all that cheese!! My kinda of recipe!
Thanks for the garlic bread love, Cyndi!
Oh man. Carbs are my love language. I am a cheese and garlic addict!
I just love garlic bread. 🙂
It’s the best, Puja! 🙂
Mmm this is my favorite kind of garlic bread, looks so so good!
Garlic and cinnamon are my two favorite things too!! This bread looks just perfect, I kind of want some right now!
Thank you, Stacey!
This garlic bread looks amazing Gayle. So perfectly cheesy!
Cheesy is the best! 🙂 Thanks, Christin!
I had a very busy day, yesterday, buy not so busy that I couldn’t take a quick peak at IG…I saw this and knew I’d be running over this morning to check out your recipe! I love this garlic bread! Perfectly cheesy works for me!!!!
Thanks for the kind words, Annie!
I’m probably the biggest fan of bread here. If I could I would eat bread all the long. Your cheesy & garlic version of bread sounds and looks absolutely amazing. I need to try it soon. There is a party next Saturday at my former workplace, so I would be a great opportunity to make it!
Thanks for the kind words, Agness! Sounds like this bread would be perfect for your party!
Who doesn’t love a good slice of cheesy garlic bread? Anything carb and cheese laden is my ultimate weakness 😉 Thanks for sharing! 😀
Definitely, Kennedy! Thanks!
This is carb-luscious and just what I need for a side.
Yes!! 🙂 Thanks, Zainab!
I’m with you on garlic – I’d put it in absolutely everything if I could! I just love the looks of this cheesy garlic bread. It has my mouth watering!
I always forget about side dishes! Ugh. But not after seeing this. I am adding this to our menu ASAP!
Thanks for the garlic bread love, Meg! This is a regular in our dinner rotation…SO good! 🙂
Yum! Garlic Bread is one of my favorites. I haven’t had homemade garlic bread in so long, your photos have me craving a piece!
Thank you, Katie! You can never go wrong with cheese and garlic bread! 🙂