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Cheesy Garlic Bread

This Cheesy Garlic Bread turns an inexpensive loaf of bread into a gooey million dollar treat. It’s boldly decadent, and packed with plenty of garlic and cheese flavor.


Cheesy Garlic Bread

Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread Recipe

Garlic bread has many faces and our love for it knows no end. If there’s one thing I know about my family, they clamor for homemade bread in any form. I know what you’re thinking, I must be referring to biscuits and cornbread. While neither of those are ever turned down at our house, my family indulges in many other breads more often than not. Breads, such as my cheese laden Garlic Bread Loaf  is delicious served as an appetizer with warm Pizza Sauce. Then, there’s my completely made from scratch Dutch Oven Artisan White Bread, that makes the most speculator sandwiches. This simple garlic bread requires no bread making at all and the result is delicious.

Cheesy Garlic Bread

How to Make the Best Cheesy Garlic Bread Recipe

Is there any wrong way to serve homemade garlic bread? I think not. It goes well alongside Italian favorites such as Baked Spaghetti and Lasagna plus Soups and dinner salads like my Chicken Bacon Ranch Layer Salad.

  • Ingredients you’ll need to make homemade Cheesy Garlic Bread: One 18 inch French Bread loaf, mayonnaise, butter, grated Parmesan cheese, minced garlic cloves, chopped Italian parsley, chopped fresh chives, onion powder, red pepper flakes and shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • Kitchen gadgets you’ll need: Mixing bowl, measuring cups and spoons, cheese grater, spreading spatula or spoon, cutting board and bread knife and a baking pan.
  • One of my most favorite things about this garlic bread is, it can be assembled in advance, wrapped and chilled. Then, it’s ready to bake when you’re ready to eat.
  • You can adapt the type of cheese, using your favorite variety of cheese, in the same amount.
  • You may also adjust the intensity of the garlic flavor using more, or less at your discretion.
  • There’s no need to add additional salt to the cheese filling, but you can taste and add to your taste, if desired.
  • Store leftover Cheesy Garlic Bread wrapped and chilled in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in single servings in the microwave.



Cheesy Garlic Bread

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Cheesy Garlic Bread

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese-bread-recipes, cheesy-garlic-bread, garlic-bread-recipes
Servings: 18 pieces
Calories: 202kcal


  • 1 18-inch french bread loaf
  • 3/4 cup real mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh chives
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp minced garlic (May adjust to taste)
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes optional
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Have nearby a large baking sheet covered with foil. Spritz lightly with cooking spray.
  • Use a serrated knife to cut slits in the bread approximately 1 inch apart without cutting all the way through leaving the bottom intact. Place onto pan.
  • In a small mixing bowl whisk together mayo, butter, Parmesan cheese, parsley, chives, garlic, onion powder and red pepper flakes. Add cheese, mix well.
  • Divide cheese mixture evenly between slices. Spritz a second piece of foil with baking spray and cover bread tightly.
  • Bake for 25 minutes. Remove top foil baking for 5 minutes longer until the top is golden.
  • Serve immediately as a side dish or as an appetizer with pizza sauce for dipping.


There's ample salt in the Parmesan and mayonnaise.. You may add additional to your taste.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 300mg | Potassium: 26mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 361IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    WoW!! This Cheesy Garlic Bread is DELICIOUS!! I loved the filling. I followed the recipe as stated but the next time (and it will be a next time) I plan to cut the bread in 1 inch slices and place on a foil lined baking pan sprayed with Pam cooking spray and just spread filling on top of each of the slices of bread and cover pan with foil and bake as stated and uncover and bake 5 minutes more. Reason being is … I am cookiing only for me now. My husband passed this past year 🙁 Thanks for sharing this recipe! I seen several more of your recipes I am wanting to try!!

    1. I’m so happy you loved this bread! I’m sorry to hear of your loss, it’s a challenge cooking for one or two people.You may consider even freezing the slices once slathered with the butter mixture and then baking them fresh, when needed.

  2. Would this recipe work alright by taking out the mayo? We have a food intolerance so don’t cook with it. Also, could we make in an air fryer? I am assuming a similar heat and at least half the cooking time.

  3. 5 stars
    I made this yesterday for the family I periodically cook for. They loved it and were sad there was none left over!!

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