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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.
  • Parsley: 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.

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Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread

4.78 from 18 votes
By: Alyssa Rivers
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! 
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 Slices

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut your French bread loaf lengthwise and place on top of a baking sheet.
  • In a small bowl combine softened butter, garlic powder, minced garlic, and Italian seasoning. Spread evenly on each side of the garlic bread. Top with Colby Jack and mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes until butter is melted an bubbly. You can also broil the top for 1-2 minutes at the end to give it a more crisp top.
  • Garnish with fresh chopped parsley if desired.

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Nutrition

Calories: 237kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 9gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 364mgPotassium: 67mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 409IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 143mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Bread, Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian, Italian American
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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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30 Comments

  1. It’s ok. I suggest putting a little oil on the garlic, wrapping it in foil until soft the mashing it into the butter. The Italian seasoning is way to much but maybe mine is just strong.

  2. I have liked your cheesy garlic bread ,but l need to be identified the exact quantity of butter, garlic and cheese used

    1. All of the exact measurements for individual ingredients are on the recipe card at the bottom of the post!

  3. Can I make ahead and freeze? For instance I’ll use one half for dinner tonight and the other half for dinner tomorrow?

  4. 5 stars
    The first night I used French bread and it was fantastic. The next night I had some hamburger buns that needed to be used and they worked just as well. This recipe is a keeper and a lot tastier and much cheaper than the frozen ones.

  5. 5 stars
    I’ve made this so many times. It comes out perfect every time.The family loves it. I got bold and created a variation of this to include diced shrimp (cooked first) and crab meat (imitation or canned works). This is perfect for seafood nights of crab legs, fish, or some delicious Frutti di Mare.

  6. 5 stars
    2nd time making this and it does not dissapoint!!disappoint!!! I add cheese in the mixture and on top!

  7. You say to mix all the ingredients with the shredded cheese, then say to top with shredded cheese. Could you clarify? Both cups of cheese get mixed in or is this a typo. The pictures look like you’re only spreading the butter mixture, then adding the cheese on top.

    1. Thanks for pointing that out! You mix all of the seasonings with the butter, spread that and then top it with the cheese. I will fix that typo!

  8. 5 stars
    Very flavorful recipe, I only had mozzarella cheese still very yummy! My family loved it. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

  9. 5 stars
    I like it, the French bread makes it more crispy than any other bread. also i would do extra cheese because I like more cheese but it was so goood