Easy Extra Cheesy Garlic Bread
Delicious, extra cheesy garlic bread that is perfectly crusty on the outside and soft and tender on the inside!
Recipe type: Appetizer
  • 1 loaf Italian bread
  • 8 ounce package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 8 ounces Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  1. Preheat oven to 425ºF. Slice the loaf of bread in half lengthwise (creating a top and bottom) and place both halves on a baking sheet, cut side up. Spread a thin layer of butter on both pieces of bread.
  2. Place the softened cream cheese, garlic powder and garlic salt in a medium bowl and stir until completely combined. Spread a thin layer of the cream cheese mixture over the butter and top with the shredded Mozzarella cheese. Bake the bread for 10-12 minutes until the cheese is melted and lightly golden. Cool for a minute or two, then slice the bread into 2-inch pieces.
- Don't feel like you need to use every bit of the garlic cream cheese mixture. All you need is a nice, thin layer on the bread, and you might even be able to make a second loaf with the rest of the cream cheese.
- If you want your cheese to be really toasted when it comes out of the oven, put it under the broiler for a minute or two after the bread is done baking. The cheese can burn quickly though, so watch it carefully!
Recipe by Love Grows Wild at https://lovegrowswild.com/2015/11/easy-extra-cheesy-garlic-bread/