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This recipe has just the right amount of butter, garlic, and cheese which makes it the perfect Cheesy Garlic Bread!
Somehow, garlic bread seems to be the perfect side dish for SO many recipes. It goes great with pasta (like this Spaghetti Pie), soups (may I suggest this Lasagna Soup?), and even salads! You can find some decent garlic bread pre-made at the grocery store, and trust me, I’ve had my fair share of the stuff. However, nothing tastes better than homemade garlic bread! Even better? Homemade CHEESY garlic bread.
With this particular recipe, I do take a little help from the store and buy a loaf of French baguette or Italian bread from the bakery, but feel free to make a loaf of bread from scratch if you wish.
I’ve tried plenty of recipes for garlic bread over the last several years and I’ve finally tweaked one just right to get a recipe that has just the right amount of buttery, garlicky, and cheesy goodness! It comes together quickly and definitely beats the stuff you’ll find in the freezer section. Enjoy!
Perfect Cheesy Garlic Bread
- 1 loaf Italian baguette or French bread 18-20ish inches
- 1 stick butter melted
- 4-5 cloves garlic finely minced, or 3/4 tsp garlic powder (adjust to personal preference)
- 1-2 tsp finely chopped fresh parsley or 1/2-1 tsp dried parsley for garnish
- 1 cup shredded cheese I used parmesan and a bit of mozzarella.
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Slice your loaf of bread lengthwise so that you have two long pieces to work with.
- Melt your butter (one minute in the microwave does the trick) and stir in the minced garlic and parsley to the melted butter.
- Using a spatula, spread the butter/garlic mixture over the bread.
- Put the bread back together, cover in aluminum foil, and bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
- Remove from oven, open the bread back up, and top with the shredded cheese. Leave bread open-faced at this point.
- If you want crispy garlic bread, turn on your broiler and broil the bread for an additional 3 minutes or until the cheese melts.
- If you want a softer garlic bread, top with cheese and put back into the 400 degree oven for 4-5 minutes, or until the cheese melts.