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Cheesy Garlic Bread

This easy cheesy garlic bread is so easy to make and is a perfect side dish for a comforting meal. It takes less than 30 minutes to make!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesy garlic bread
Servings: 8 people
Author: Tania

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf Italian bread
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 to 5 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella, plus more if desired
  • ¼ cup shredded parmesan, plus more if desired
  • Fresh or dried parsley for garnish (or basil)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large sheet pan (big enough to fit the bread) with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Set aside.
  • Make the garlic butter spread: In a bowl, mix the softened butter, minced garlic, dried parsley, dried oregano, salt, and black ground pepper. Adjust to taste as needed.
  • Split the loaf of bread in half, lengthwise. Spread the prepared garlic butter over the bread halves and transfer to the sheet pan. Top with the mozzarella and parmesan cheeses evenly.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly. If you want a more golden brown top, broil for about 1-2 minutes.
  • Garnish with fresh or dried parsley. Basil will work too. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Special equipment: sheet pans, parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  • The garlic butter spread can be made 1-2 days in advance and refrigerated. Soften it before using.
  • Use soft crust, firm breads such as Italian or French bread.
  • If you want to use other types of cheese, try fontina, gruyere, colby jack, or provolone. They melt really well!