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Best Garlic Bread Recipe

The best garlic bread recipe that is super easy and you can make it spicy too! The perfect side dish to spaghetti or meatloaf we say. Try our spicy cheese bread tonight!

Spicy Cheese Bread

Do you buy store bought garlic bread there in the bakery section, seriously….just don’t. It is so easy to make the best garlic bread recipe and you can customize it according to whether you want it fiery or just super garlicy, or tame. Customizing it to your liking is the key when it comes to this favorite side dish everyone loves. (originally published 3/14)

Garlic bread recipe

For this spicy garlic bread you will need:

  • Loaf of french bread – make sure it is not day old, fresh
  • Butter
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Olive oil
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Garlic dipping oil – this one is seriously the best
  • Crushed red pepper you can leave off if you want it mild

Once you prepare it they’ll look something like this.

Spicy Cheese Bread 2

Like I said, you can make this spicy cheese bread as hot or mild as you like it.

I don’t like really spicy foods but I like a lot of flavor and a bit of a kick so I add just a touch of cayenne pepper to the bread and make it a bit heavier on the other half for my husband and youngest daughter to enjoy together.

Spicy Cheese Bread 3
spicy garlic bread

Best garlic bread

We recently made air fryer garlic bread using frozen premade rolls and that turned out amazing too!

air fryer garlic bread

There is a printable recipe for spicy cheese bread below but here’s a quick step by step to begin with.

Time needed: 15 minutes.

Best Garlic Bread Recipe

  1. Prepare

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees and cut loaf in half. Mix room temperature softened butter, olive oil, garlic powder and cayenne together.

    Spread evenly on both halves of your french bread. Put loaf back together and wrap in tinfoil.

  2. Bake

    Put on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Remove foil, lay each half face up on baking sheet, top with cheeses, parsley and red pepper and broil for 2 more minutes.
    Serve with garlic dipping oil.

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Best Garlic Bread Recipe

The best garlic bread recipe that is super easy and you can make it spicy too! The perfect side dish to spaghetti or meatloaf we say. Try our spicy cheese bread tonight! 
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American, French
Keyword bread, cheese, french, garlic, loaf, spicy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 328kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and cut loaf in half.
  • Mix butter, olive oil, garlic powder and cayenne together and spread evenly on both halves of your french bread.
  • Put loaf back together and wrap in tinfoil.
  • Put on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove foil, lay each half face up on baking sheet, top with cheeses, parsley and red pepper and broil for 2 more minutes.
  • Serve with garlic dipping oil.
Nutrition Facts
Best Garlic Bread Recipe
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 328 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 406mg18%
Potassium 73mg2%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 430IU9%
Calcium 117mg12%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
best garlic bread recipe

For an easy garlic bread recipe I use an even mixture of the 3 things here.

  • Butter – 1/2 stick room temp
  • Minced garlic – 2 tbsp depending on how strong you like it
  • Parmesan cheese – 1/4 blended together + some to sprinkle on top of each half
  • Sprinkle of garlic salt for more garlic flavor

I don’t like to melt the butter rather I prefer to soften it to room temp and then use a fork to blend all 3 items together. Mix all together and spread across the bread that has been sliced lengthwise. Wrap it in tinfoil and put in a 300 oven or convection for about 15-20 minutes until everything is melted, then cut into pieces.

best garlic bread recipe

Here’s our quick meatloaf recipe I serve with this often.

easy meatloaf recipe
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