Cheesy Garlic Bread Recipe

4.50 from 4 votes

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I have been making this Cheesy Garlic Bread Recipe for years, and it is the ⭐ star of the show every time I bring it out for an occasion. It’s the first appetizer to disappear on the table and a total crowd-pleaser. This recipe takes minimal effort but brings maximum flavor. It’s cheesy, 🧄 garlicky and must make!

Why You’ll Love Cheesy Garlic Bread Recipe

My Cheesy Garlic Bread Recipe 🥖 is a cinch to put together and is an absolute hit every time. I love it because it delivers big, bold flavor but doesn’t take a lot of effort or time. I prefer the sweetness of roasted garlic here, but if you’re short on time, you can absolutely use garlic powder or finely minced raw garlic. Whatever you choose, this bread is ooey, gooey, garlicky, 🧀 cheesy and buttery perfection.

How to Prepare Cheesy Garlic Bread Recipe

🌡️ Preheat the oven to 400F (200C).

🧄 Now, take a whole head of garlic and cut off the top so that the garlic is exposed. Add a drizzle of oil. Wrap the head in foil and then roast it in the oven for 35 minutes or until caramelized and soft.

🧈 Let the garlic cool, then squeeze it out of its shell into a bowl and give it a mash with the softened butter, parsley, pinch of salt and grated parmesan.

🥖 Next, take the baguette and make 8 slits with a knife only 3/4 of the way, making sure not to cut all the way through.

🧀 Add a touch of the roasted garlic butter inside each opening and add a piece of cheese into each slit as well.

🖌️ Brush the remaining garlic butter on the top of the bread and roll up the baguettes in foil.

🔥 Bake on a baking sheet in a preheated 400F (200C) oven for 25 minutes or until golden.

⏲️ After 25 minutes, uncover it and optionally bake on broil for about a minute, keeping a close eye on them. Serve warm and enjoy.

Nonna’s Tip 🥖

To make this recipe ahead, you can prepare the garlic butter and cheese mixture and refrigerate. Assemble and bake just before serving for best results.

Cheesy Garlic Bread

Variations and Substitutions for Cheesy Garlic Bread Recipe

  1. You can add any 🌿 herbs you love, I personally think fresh tastes better.
  2. Please don’t use pre-shredded mozzarella in a bag, use a better quality block of cheese if possible as it will taste better.
  3. If you don’t like using foil you can bake these in an oven-safe tray with a lid.
  4. If you do not want to roast the 🧄 garlic, feel free to use 3 to 4 minced cloves of fresh garlic instead, but roasting it makes it so flavorful, sweet, and less pungent. 
  5. Use any loaf you love for this Cheesy Garlic Bread Recipe, such as 🥖 whole wheat, rye, or your favorite gluten-free loaf.
  6. You can use other cheeses like provolone, 🧀 cheddar, or brie instead of mozzarella.

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Common Questions

can i use other types of cheese in this recipe?

Yes, you can use other cheeses like provolone, cheddar, brie instead.

can i make this cheesy garlic bread recipe vegan?

Yes, simply use your favorite non-dairy butter and cheese in this recipe to make it dairy-free and/or vegan.

can i use a gluten-free bread?

Yes, you certainly can use a crusty, gluten-free bread in this recipe as well.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

Yes, to make this Cheesy Garlic Bread Recipe ahead, you can prepare the garlic butter and cheese mixture ahead and refrigerate. Assemble and bake just before serving for best results.

Cheesy Garlic Bread

Cheesy Garlic Bread Recipe

My Cheesy Garlic Bread Recipe is a cinch to put together and is an absolute hit every time. I love it because it delivers big, bold flavor but doesn't take a lot of effort or time. This bread is ooey, gooey, garlicky, cheesy and buttery perfection.
4.50 from 4 votes
Course: Appetizer, Bread
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: The Modern Nonna
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 2 6-inch baguettes, or one 12-inch baguette
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, finely chopped
  • teaspoon salt, to taste
  • 16 cubes mozzarella cheese, or any cheese like provolone, cheddar, brie
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese, optional

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 400F (200C).
  • Take a whole head of garlic and cut off the top so that the garlic is exposed. Add a touch of oil. Wrap it in foil and roast it in the oven for 35 minutes or until caramelized and soft.
  • Let it cool, squeeze it out of its shell into a bowl and give it a mash with the softened butter, parsley, pinch of salt and grated parmesan.
  • Take the baguette and make 8 slits with a knife 3/4 of the way, making sure not to cut all the way through.
  • Add a touch of the roasted garlic butter inside each opening and add a piece of cheese into each slit as well. Brush the remaining garlic butter on the top of the bread and roll up the baguettes in foil.
  • Bake on a baking sheet in a preheated 400°F (200C) oven for 25 minutes or until golden.
  • After 25 minutes, uncover it and optionally bake on broil for about a minute keeping a close eye. Serve warm and enjoy.

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Nutrition

Calories: 304kcal, Carbohydrates: 33g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 0.5g, Cholesterol: 35mg, Sodium: 620mg, Potassium: 122mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 483IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 125mg, Iron: 2mg

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

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer, Bread
Cuisine: American
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6 Comments

    1. Hi sweets ! I put mozzarella but cheddar, provolone, Bulgarian kashkaval also works ! Many cheeses will work in here ( even brie ) ❤️