Best Ever Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread!

This Italian Cheese Bread recipe is made with just a few simple ingredients and is sure to become a family favorite. Serve it as a delicious side dish, a quick snack, or a gameday appetizer.

Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread slices on a cutting board

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Loaded with garlic flavor, gooey melted cheese, and crispy edges, my family loves this homemade Italian Cheese Bread!

It’s quick and easy to put together as a last-minute snack and tastes just as good (if not better) than the version you’ll find at most pizza restaurants. It’s also the perfect side dish for all of your Italian recipes.

Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread is perfect for:

  • Pizza Parties
  • Late Night Snacks
  • Game Day
  • Tailgating
  • Potlucks and Buffets
  • Movie Nights
  • Slumber Parties
  • Anytime you are craving garlicky cheesy goodness!

What You’ll Need to Make Easy Garlic Cheesy Bread

  • 1 loaf of Italian Bread (unsliced and approximately one pound)
  • 1 Stick of Butter (1/2 cup), softened
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan Cheese (the kind that comes in the green can)
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Optional Dipping Sauce Ideas For the Garlic Cheese Bread

  • Marinara Sauce
  • Italian Dressing
  • Fettuccine Alfredo sauce

How to Make This Quick Italian Cheese Bread Recipe

Cheesy Garlic Bread Slices on a cutting board

First, preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.

Next, in a small bowl, combine the butter and garlic.

Cut the bread in half horizontally and place it on the prepared baking sheets. Spread one-half of the garlic butter mixture on each piece.

Next, sprinkle 1/2 of the Parmesan Cheese on each piece of bread, followed by 1/2 of the mozzarella cheese on each piece of bread.

Finally, bake the bread for about 12 minutes or until the cheese is melted and slightly golden brown

Cut the bread crosswise into slices and serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

Store any leftovers in an airtight container or plastic wrap in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Recipe Notes:

This recipe is so easy to customize to your family’s tastebuds or whatever ingredients you have on hand! You can easily:

  • Swap out the Italian loaf for French Bread
  • Use 1.5 teaspoons of garlic powder in place of the fresh garlic cloves
  • Sprinkle your favorite Italian seasoning or Italian Herbs over the top of the cheese
  • Swap in your favorite cheese – Romano cheese, Pecorino Romano, Colby Jack Cheese, and an Italian Cheese blend all work great
  • Top with a few slices of salami for extra flavor

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Cheesy Garlic Bread Slices on a cutting board

Best Ever Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread!

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Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread is the perfect appetizer or side dish! This homemade loaf recipe is quick to put together, is super tasty, and is honestly better than anything you’ll get at your local pizza restaurant!
Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:12 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf of Italian Bread unsliced and approximately one pound
  • 1 Stick of Butter 1/2 cup
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan Cheese the kind that comes in the green can
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Marinara Sauce for dipping optional

Instructions

  • First, preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • Next, in a small bowl, combine the butter and garlic.
  • Cut the bread in half horizontally and place on the prepared baking sheets. Spread one half of the garlic butter mixture on each piece.
  • Next, sprinkle 1/2 of the Parmesan Cheese on each piece of bread, followed by 1/2 of the mozzarella cheese on each piece of bread.
  • Finally, bake the bread for about 12 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  • Cut the bread crosswise into slices and serve with marinara sauce for dipping.
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 10
Author: Snug & Cozy Life

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