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Extra Cheesy Garlic Bread

Buttery, perfectly toasted, and loaded with parmesan and mozzarella, this cheesy garlic bread recipe is one you'll want to serve with every meal!
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cheesy garlic bread, garlic bread, homemade garlic bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 264kcal


  • 1 (16 ounce) loaf French bread cut in half lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick) softened
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped + extra for serving
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese


  • Take the butter out of the fridge at least an hour prior to starting the recipe.
  • Preheat your oven to 400F and move the rack to the top third of the oven.
  • Add the butter, garlic, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, parsley, and salt & pepper to a small bowl. Mash together with a fork until well combined.
  • Cut the loaf of bread in half horizonally (try to get the two halves as equally sized as possible) and place each piece cut-side up on a baking sheet.
  • Spread the butter over the cut side of each half of bread, then top each half with the parmesan, followed by the mozzarella.
  • Bake for 12 minutes, then broil for a few minutes (watch it carefully so it doesn't burn!) until the cheese is golden and bubbly.
  • Cut into slices and serve immediately with extra parsley sprinkled over top.


  • Serving size really depends on how much people eat. Make it a meal for 2-4 with a salad, or serve it as an appetizer/one of several dishes at a gathering. 
  • Feel free to omit the extra salt if you're sensitive to salt or prefer using salted butter.
  • Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Salt & Lavender makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.


Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 600mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 464IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 194mg | Iron: 2mg