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cheesy garlic bread recipe
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Cheesy Garlic Bread

Cheesy garlic bread made with four kinds of cheese, herbs, spices and lots of fresh, sauteed garlic! Easy, crowd-pleasing recipe!
Course bread, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword bread machine, cheese, french bread, garlic
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 1 loaf
Author Divas Can Cook


  • 1 loaf French Bread Fresh from the bakery
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 4-6 cloves fresh garlic 1 tablespoon, finely minced (use a garlic press)
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick unsalted, real cream butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/4 cups mozzarella freshly grated
  • 1/2 cup Colby jack freshly grated
  • Fresh parsley for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 400.F degrees.
  • Evenly cut french bread in half, lengthwise and place on foil-lined baking sheet. Set aside.
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, add olive oil.
  • Once the oil is heated, add garlic and sautee JUST until garlic is fragrant. (be careful not to burn)
  • Place cooked garlic (including any remaining oil) in a large bowl.
  • Stir in soft butter, parmesan cheese, parsley, Italian seasoning, paprika, onion powder, and black pepper.
  • Spread garlic butter mixture evenly over both halves of bread.
  • Cover pan tightly with foil.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until butter has melted into the bread.
  • Remove from oven and remove foil.
  • Evenly sprinkle on mozzarella and Colby jack cheese.
  • Return to oven uncovered and bake until cheese has melted (about 6-7 minutes)
  • Broil for the last couple of minutes to crisp up the edges if desired (keep an eye on the bread while it's broiling. It can burn fast!)
  • Remove from oven and garnish with fresh parsley.
  • Slice and serve hot.



*Feel free to add garlic powder to the butter, if a stronger garlic flavor is desired.