Cheesy Garlic Bread

Yield: 8-10 servings
Prep time: 5 mins
Total time: 20 mins


1 loaf French or Italian bread
½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
½ tsp basil (can be fresh or dried)
½ tsp red pepper flakes
3-4 cloves garlic, grated or minced
Black pepper
½ cup grated parmesan
½-1 cup mozzarella cheese
½-1 cup cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine butter, parsley, garlic, basil, and red pepper flakes. Season to taste with pepper.
  3. Slice your bread loaf in half. Coat completely with butter mixture.
  4. Add your cheeses. I sprinkled my parmesan first, then added my mozzarella, then cheddar. 
  5. Bake for 10 minutes in oven, then broil under high for 2 minutes. 
  6. Slice and serve.

Recipe Tips

  • You can use as little or as much cheese as you would like. Alternatively, you can omit the cheese completely to make garlic bread.
  • Make sure the loaf you choose is fresh and soft. There really is not a large difference between a French and Italian loaf.
  • When broiling the bread, monitor closely. It is very easy to burn the bread if you are not careful. I kept the oven cracked open as my bread broiled, so I could watch how it broiled. I also rotated the pan a couple times to make sure the bread toasted evenly.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *