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Easy Garlic Cheese Bread

Bread just might be one of the very best edible creations ever.  Around here, we find nearly impossible to refuse soft, chewy, yummy bread.  When I’ve got a bit of time to spare, I work out my issues by making all kinds of bread from scratch.  Kneading and punching down dough is like therapy, but cheaper.  Our all-time favorites include rosemary garlic bread, cheesy puff pancake, and those “famous” breadsticks.

Ok, but what if one is short on time?  Something’s gotta give when I’m in a time crunch and my beloved peeps are hungry for a hearty bread to go with their pasta.

Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread

Enter this super easy, cheesy, garlicky bread.  Cheese + garlic + crusty bread = Scrumptious.   How can that trio not be perfect together?  This cheesy garlic bread is chock full of savory garlic, butter, and cheese.  It’s tender and soft on the inside, and crisp on the outside.  This garlic cheese bread comes together in a pinch, so you can easily pop it in the oven at the last minute for tempting oven-fresh bread.

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Try to use a large, thick, and crusty bread loaf, which will provide that hearty texture.  And, though eight cloves of crushed garlic may sound like a typo, rest assured that it’s correct.  Once it’s all thrown together, the garlic flavor actually tends to get lost, so the herb formula here is:  the more, the merrier.

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Y-U-M.  Serve up your cheesy garlic bread with any pasta, soup, or salad dish.  It’s fabulous to use for soaking up broth, if you’re making a dish with savory broth to spare.  This bread is definitely best served warm, right out of the oven, so enjoy it immediately.

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Cheesy Garlic Bread with Chopped Parsley

Easy Garlic Cheese Bread

5 from 1 vote
This cheesy garlic bread is chock full of savory garlic, butter, and cheese.  It’s tender and soft on the inside, and crisp on the outside.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12 (1 loaf)
Author: Amy Dong


  • 1 large thick loaf of crusty bread, (i.e., a rustic Italian or French loaf)
  • 8 cloves of crushed garlic
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 4 TB regular butter
  • 4 TB good olive oil
  • 1 cup shredded Italian blend cheese
  • fresh parsley, finely chopped


  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Combine the crushed garlic, garlic powder, butter, and oil in a saucepan and heat over low for several minutes, until incorporated.  Set aside.
  • Split loaf in half, lengthwise, and place on foil-lined baking sheet.  Brush bread generously with garlic butter mixture.   Bake bread 5-10 minutes, or until lightly golden.  Remove bread and sprinkle evenly with cheese and parsley.  Adjust oven to broil, and broil bread about 1 minute, or just until desired level of golden brown is achieved and cheese is melted.  Watch carefully and remove bread as soon as it looks done.
  • Cut into thick slices, wrap in clean cloth, and serve immediately.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 96mg | Potassium: 20mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 0.4g | Vitamin A: 117IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 0.4mg
Course: Bread, Side Dish
Cuisine: American Italian
Method: Bake

By Chewoutloud

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    • petit4chocolatier

    You have inspired me! This looks delicious and is something I haven’t eaten in a long time.

    • Liz

    pretty pictures:-)

      • chewoutloud

      Thanks for always stopping by, Liz 🙂

    • explodyfull

    hehehe garlic powder on top of the 8 cloves of garlic? This sounds great! I have made garlic bread with raw garlic before and it’s always been too strong – but I can see how your method might be milder and still garlicy!

      • chewoutloud

      I know! I couldn’t resist still adding that little bit of garlic powder to the mix 🙂

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