The Most Incredible Garlic Bread Recipe -
The Most Incredible Garlic Bread Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

The Most Incredible Garlic Bread

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"Buttery bread, spread with garlic, two melted cheeses, zesty spices, drizzled with olive oil, and broiled to a crispy perfection."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    15 mins


  1. Preheat your oven's broiler. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a skillet over low heat. Add garlic; cook and stir for a few minutes until fragrant.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together the cream cheese, garlic, oregano, basil, parsley, salt and pepper. Mix in about half of the remaining olive oil until smooth. Spread 1 tablespoon of this mixture onto each slice of bread, and place them on the foil-lined cookie sheet. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over each slice, then drizzle with remaining olive oil.
  4. Broil for 3 to 5 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and golden brown. Watch VERY carefully, it will brown fast.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 12, 2006

This was really good. I used a large loaf of Italian Ciabatta bread cut in half. I used 3X the amount of garlic and I still think it needed more. The trick to getting the cream cheese and oil to mix is to do it in a food processor. Add the cream cheese and herbs and start pulsing, then very slowly add in the oil while pulsing the machine. If you do it right, the oil and cream cheese will form an emulsion and will not separate. I will make it again, but next time I think I will add feta cheese and garlic salt, it was just missing that extra punch of flavor.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 04, 2011

I thought it was okay. I will make it again, but will replace the cream cheese with butter or olive oil.

Jun 17, 2008

I had a half a loaf of french bread to use up and made pasta for dinner. This bread was really good. After reading reviews, some had trouble with mixing the olive oil and cream cheese. I decided to drizzle oil on the bread first, then spread the mixture and broil. Since my bread slices were small it only took a few minutes on low to melt. I also drizzled a small amount of olive oil and grated parmesan after coming out of the oven.

Feb 27, 2006

Definitely one of my favorite garlic bread recipes! I stuck the cream cheese mixture in the frig. for a little while. It mixed a lot easier!

Nov 30, 2004

Very tasty garlic bread! However, my experience tonight is that cream cheese and olive oil just don't mix. It was impossible to get the mixture "smooth" - even using the electic mixer, once you stop mixing, it immediately begins to separate. Not sure if there's anything to be done about that. Anyway, that being said, it still tasted delicious and was an excellent accompaniment to our spaghetti dinner.

Apr 23, 2009

Very good bread! I only had extra virgin olive oil, and I was afraid that the flavor from that would be too strong, so I decided to use half softened butter and half olive oil and the results were DELICIOUS!!! Creamy, buttery, cheesy goodness! I will be using this recipe a lot, I'm sure! Thanks for posting :)

Apr 14, 2007

I used a Sour Dough loaf and 1 Cup melted butter instead of Olive Oil and I just heated the bread until it was hot and bubbly instead of broiling it. It was a delicious combination of flavors! It all got gobbled up at my Easter dinner!

Nov 22, 2004

The best garlic bread I have ever tasted!!!! amazing buttery garlicky cheesy..there's nothing like it anywhere, I will be making this over and over again!!!


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  • Calories
  • 337 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.1 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 22.7 g
  • 35%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 6.9 g
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 358 mg
  • 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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