This cheesy garlic bread is hands-down my ultimate garlic bread. It’s pretty much a meal in itself. Serve it with some marinara sauce and you have an amazing appetizer. Or pair it up with a favorite dish like Spasagna or Stuffed Shells…yum!
This garlic bread has a little secret ingredient that makes it super cheesy and takes it over the top! If I ever have to give up cheese. I’ll be in big trouble…just sayin’.
1 stick butter, softened
3 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 1/2-2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 loaf italian or french bread (or 1 whole small loaf)
dried parsley flakes (optional)
Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Cut loaf in half lengthwise, and put one half on baking sheet. Note: This recipe is for half a loaf if you have a large loaf and for a whole loaf if you have a small loaf.
In a small bowl combined softened butter with minced garlic. Stir well.
In another bowl, combine shredded mozzarella cheese with mayonnaise. It’s a bit glumpy (very technical cooking term there.) Just do your best to combine them together with a spoon.
Spread butter/garlic mixture on loaf.
Next, spread cheese/mayo mixture on top. I find it easiest to do this part with my hands.
Sprinkle with some dried parsley flakes for a bit of color. This part is optional.
Bake in 375F degree oven for about 12-15 minutes. Until cheese is melted and bubbly. Cut into slices and serve.
Cook’s Notes: Feel free to adjust the cheese amounts to your preference. About 1 1/2-2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese should work for half a loaf of french or Italian bread.