Cream Cheese Garlic Bread

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Servings: 10
Cream Cheese Garlic Bread

Cheesy garlic bread made with cream cheese can transform your dinner bread from boring to delicious! It's so easy to make - just spread creamy, cheesy garlic with a hint of heat on French bread.


  • 1 loaf of Italian Baguette or French Bread
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, nearly melted
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 4 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • pinch crushed red pepper (optional)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • parsley for garnish


Recipe instructions Cream Cheese Garlic Bread

  1. Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Step 2

    Cut the bread lengthwise to create two long pieces. Place the bread, cut side up, on the prepared baking sheet.

  3. Step 3

    In a small bowl, mix melted butter, garlic powder, and parsley. Spread or pour the mixture evenly over each bread half.

  4. Step 4

    Put the bread back together (with the cut and buttered sides together), cover with aluminum foil, and bake for 15 minutes.

  5. Step 5

    While the bread is baking, mix cream cheese, parmesan, minced garlic, Italian seasoning, and crushed red pepper in a small bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  6. Step 6

    Once the bread is done, remove it from the oven and turn it to broil.

  7. Step 7

    Open the bread and place it with the cut sides facing upwards on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Use a spatula to spread the cheese mixture on the cut sides of the bread. Then, sprinkle grated mozzarella on top.

  8. Step 8

    Finally, leave the bread open faced and broil it. Place the dish in the oven, about 4-6 inches away from the broiler. Heat for around 2-3 minutes or until the cheese turns bubbly and brown. Keep checking closely as this process happens quickly.

  9. Step 9

    Take out of the oven and let it cool down slightly before cutting into slices. Top off with some parsley and serve while still warm.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 270
Fat: 11 g
Carbs: 37 g
Protein: 7 g