This cheesy garlic bread is made with butter, fresh garlic, shredded mozzarella cheese and has a secret ingredient that takes it over the top!
THE BEST CHEESE GARLIC BREAD RECIPE
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 my Crock Pot Lasagna, Baked Spaghetti or Stuffed Shells.
THE SECRET INGREDIENT
This garlic bread has a little secret ingredient that makes it super cheesy and takes it over the top! It’s mayonnaise – yes mayonnaise! I know it sounds weird. But if you really want an amazing treat, you gotta trust me on this. It really gives it so much flavor!
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)
- butter or margarine
- fresh garlic cloves
- shredded mozzarella cheese
- Italian or French bread
- dried parsley flakes
HOW TO MAKE THE BEST CHEESY GARLIC BREAD:
Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Cut loaf in half lengthwise, place on baking sheet.
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 both loaf halves.
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.
Bake in 375F degree oven for about 12-15 minutes. Until cheese is melted and bubbly. Cut into slices and serve.
Garlic Cheese Bread
- Preheat oven to 375F degrees.
- Cut loaf in half lengthwise, and put both halves on baking sheet.
- In a small bowl combined softened butter with minced garlic. Stir well.
- In another bowl, combine shredded mozzarella cheese with mayonnaise.
- Spread butter/garlic mixture on loaf halves.
- 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 (optional)
- Bake for about 12-15 minutes. Until cheese is melted and bubbly.
- If your garlic cloves are really large, then you can probably get away with only using 2 cloves for this recipe.
- I don’t recommend Miracle Whip. Also, I haven’t used any kind of non-cow’s milk cheese or Vegan mayonnaise substitutes so I can’t say how those would turn out.
“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.
Updated & republished: August 2019