Turn an ordinary loaf of bread into a piece of warm, cheesy, gooey piece of heaven with this cheesy garlic bread recipe.
We have a favorite little local pasta place near us that we love to go to and we frequent it for date night often. Everything they make is delicious but my favorite thing on their menu is their Cheesy Garlic Bread. One of my hobbies is to figure out how to make my favorite restaurant menu items at home. This one was at the top of the list. It is the perfect addition to just about any meal and I especially love serving it with one of our favorite soups or pasta dishes.
How to make cheesy garlic bread
- Choose your cheese. I’m not sure what kind of cheese my favorite little restaurant uses in their cheesy garlic bread but I decided to go with cheddar, mozzarella and Parmesan. I combined this with some butter and fresh chopped garlic.
- Mix the butter, the cheeses and the chopped garlic together in a bowl.
- Slice the baguette in half horizontally. Spread the butter and cheese mixture over the bread, bringing it clear to the edges.. Spread it as thick as you like, the thicker, the cheesier.
Place it on a baking sheet and put it under the broiler for a few minutes until the cheese melts and gets bubbly and begins to brown around the edges. Watch it close, it can burn quickly! (Trust me on this one)
Then slice up your bread and it’s ready to enjoy!
What kind of bread should I use for garlic bread?
I prefer a french style baguette but you can also use a bigger, Italian style loaf of bread. You just want bread that is soft on the inside and crusty on the outside.
Serve garlic cheese bread with one of these delicious soup recipes:
Garlic Cheese Bread Recipe
Cheesy Garlic Bread
- 1 baguette cut in half horizontally
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1/4 cup Cheddar Cheese grated
- 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese grated
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese grated
- pinch of salt
- Mix together butter, garlic and cheese until combined.
- Spread a layer on both sides of baguette halves.
- Place in oven under broiler. Bake until cheese is melted and bubbly. Watch carefully
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Originally posted May 16, 2014