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5 from 3 votes

Cheesy Garlic Bread

Perfectly crispy Cheesy Garlic Bread is the perfect side for past night, soup and more!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 348kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 1 loaf 16 oz French Bread loaf, cut in half lengthwise
  • ½ c. salted butter softened
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 ¼ c. shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • c. finely shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp minced fresh Parsley


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In a small bowl mix together butter, garlic, salt, pepper, and cheese. Mix until combined.
  • Cut the baguette in half lengthwise and split open.
  • Spread the cheese mixture over the top of each cut side of the baguette.
  • Place, cut side up, on a baking sheet.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 12 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  • Broil 1-2 minutes for a crispier bread and more golden cheese if desired, watch closely.
  • Remove from the oven, sprinkle with minced parsley, slice and serve immediately.



Cheese Tip: You can use any good melting cheese for this recipe. Try shredded cheddar cheese, Gruyere, or provolone to change the flavor.
Flavor Tip: You can also add different dried herbs to the butter mixture. Half to a whole teaspoon would work. Try dried basil, thyme, rosemary, or Italian seasoning.
Prep Tip: If your bread is done but you’re not ready to serve it, just keep it in a low oven to keep it warm.
Storage Tip: Keep leftover cheese bread in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will keep well for two to three days.


Calories: 348kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 651mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 940IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 400mg | Iron: 1mg