Cheesy Garlic Bread

cheesy garlic bread on cutting board

The Spruce / Kristina Vanni

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 15 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
385 Calories
29g Fat
21g Carbs
11g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 385
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 13g 66%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 516mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 261mg 20%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 95mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Look out Sunday supper, dinnertime is about to go to the next level. This cheesy garlic bread is technically a side, but it is so full of flavor it just might steal the spotlight from the main dish.

Whether you're serving your favorite spaghetti or lasagna you will want to test out this recipe for garlic bread on your family. A loaf of French or Italian bread is split lengthwise, then coated in a combination of softened butter, mayonnaise, three different kinds of cheese, onion, garlic, and herb seasonings. It's over the top in the best way possible.

What makes this bread so special is that it is meant to be shared. This is the type of dish that the whole family will love. Cut into slices, place in the center of the table, and invite everyone to dig in.

What are you waiting for? Open up a bottle of your favorite wine, call your family and friends, and invite everyone around the table for delicious food and lots of laughter.

Ingredients

  • 1 (1-pound) loaf French or Italian bread, cut in half lengthwise

  • 6 ounces (3/4 cup) unsalted butter, softened

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise

  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 3 green onions, chopped

  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced or pressed

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Cheesy Garlic Bread ingredients
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  2. Prepare the oven racks for using the broiler, so that the bread will be 4 to 6 inches from the heat. Line a baking sheet with nonstick foil. Lay the 2 long bread pieces, cut side up, on foil; set aside.

    Arrange bread on baking sheet
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  3. In a mixing bowl using a rubber spatula, stir together butter and mayonnaise until well-blended. 

    Mix together the bitter and mayonnaise
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  4. Stir in the cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, and Parmesan cheese.

    Stir in the cheeses
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  5. Stir in the green onions, garlic, Italian seasoning, black pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes. Mix well.

    Mix in the seasonings
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  6. Spread the mixture over the cut sides of each of the bread pieces, covering evenly.

    Spread cheese spread on the bread
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  7. Turn the oven to broil and place the prepared bread under broiler. Broil for 3 to 5 minutes or until the topping is lightly browned and bubbly. Watch carefully as it can burn quickly.

    Broil the cheesy garlic bread
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  8. Remove from oven and using a sharp serrated knife, cut into 2-inch diagonal slices.

    Cheesy Garlic Bread Recipe
    The Spruce / Kristina Vanni
  9. Serve hot and enjoy.

Tips

  • Leave the broiler compartment slightly ajar when using the broiler. This prevents the oven from overheating, causing the broiler to shut off. (This also allows you to peek inside to keep an eye on what is happening.)
  • Be sure to use heavy-duty oven mitts when removing anything from the broiler. The pans become much hotter than when they are just in the regular oven.