Quick Cheesy Garlic Bread is like the world’s easiest and therefore BEST grilled cheese! Because when you need a cheesy bread fix, we want it now, now, now!
The everyday version of the outrageous Cheese and Garlic Crack Bread, this is the perfect shape for dunking into soups and stews, or serve with a salad to make a meal. Make it once and you’ll memorise it!
Cheesy Garlic Bread: Dangerously quick
This Cheesy Garlic Bread has been pictured repeatedly on my website since the beginning of time. I want to tell you that’s because I’m so addicted to it. Which of course I am – bread, butter, garlic and cheese. It’s a home run right there.
But truthfully, it’s because this food blogger is always scrambling for last second food props when shooting photos and videos, and this Cheesy Garlic Bread is super quick and easy to prepare because it’s made with melted butter instead of softened butter.
Melted garlic butter works better
When I make garlic bread the “normal” way using baguettes sliced almost all the way through then wrapped in foil and baked, softened butter mixed with garlic works much better because it’s easier to smear butter into the slices rather than drizzling.
But for this method when a loaf of bread is split in half OR you use slices of bread, melted butter works much better. The buttery garlic flavour soaks deep into the bread, far better than spreading with softened butter.
How I make this Cheesy Garlic Bread
QUICK is the operative word here: Mix melted butter, salt and garlic. Split loaf in half lengthwise, drizzle with butter. Bake in lowish oven, top with cheese, melt, devour.
Quick ‘n easy way to make ANY meal better.
This is a recipe / method that everyone should memorise and use forever. You don’t need to use my exact quantities, make this your own! Add herbs, parmesan, more garlic, less garlic, chilli ?, truffle ?, pesto ?……
Take soup from great to OMG I could have this every day!! Take a stew from mmmmm to please make this again tomorrow!!!
Serve this with a salad to make a meal.
Or …. you know. Just eat it, as is. – Nagi x
Cheesy Garlic Bread
Watch how to make it
Quick Cheesy Garlic Bread
- 1 bread loaf approx 30cm/12" long (Note 1)
- 100 g / 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 garlic cloves , minced (~ 3 tsp)
- 2 - 2.5 cups (200 - 250g) mozzarella cheese, grated (Note 2)
- Parsley , for sprinkling (optional)
- Preheat oven to 160C/320F.
- Mix butter with garlic and salt.
- Cut bread in half horizontally.
- Drizzle with garlic butter all over - don't miss any patches!
- Bake 20 minutes until bread is crispy on the edges.
- Crank oven up to 200C/390F. Top with cheese, bake 7 - 10 min until cheese is melted and bubbly.
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