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Easy, Cheesy Garlic Bread Recipe

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If you are serving e a hearty pasta dish like lasagna, spaghetti or rigatoni or if you are serving up a hearty stew or chili you’ll want to serve this easy, cheesy garlic bread to accompany it.

Of course, this can always be served as an appetizer with a marinara sauce for dipping. If Gruyere isn’t available or if it’s too expensive you can use shredded mozzarella instead.

In this recipe, I’m showing how to make cheesy garlic bread at home. You won’t’ believe how easy it is.

Note: this recipe can also be used to make this cheesy garlic bread with a baguette, simply cut the baguette into slices.

easy cheese garlic bread

How To Make Cheesy Garlic Bread Without An Oven

If you don’t have an oven you can still make this recipe. You could use a toaster oven or an air fryer.

You might even be able to use a griddle. I would toast each side of the bread to give it some crunch and then top with the cheese mixture and wait for it to melt.

This goes perfectly with my 5 cheese lasagna recipe!


1 loaf ciabatta bread
¼ c. butter, unsalted
4 cloves garlic, finely minced
3 T. extra virgin olive oil
2 T. oregano, dried
Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
6 oz. shredded Gruyere cheese
salt and pepper, to taste

easy cheese garlic bread 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cut ciabatta loaf in half lengthwise and arrange on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

In a small saucepan, melt the unsalted butter over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes, until the garlic is soft. Remove from heat.

In a small glass bowl, combine melted butter, garlic, olive oil, and oregano. Stir to combine thoroughly. Brush each half of the ciabatta bread with the olive oil mixture; making sure the entire surface is covered.

Grate Parmesan cheese over the surface of both bread halves and top with shredded Gruyere cheese. Sprinkle each half with salt and pepper, to taste.

Place in oven and bake for approximately 8-10 minutes or until cheese is completely melted and starting to brown on top. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before serving.

How to Reheat Cheesy Garlic Bread

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Wrap the leftover garlic bread in aluminum foil so it doesn’t burn on the reheat.

Pop it in the oven for 10-15 minutes and serve.

These recipes go perfectly with easy, cheesy garlic bread

Easy, 5-Cheese Lasagna

Lasagna with Zucchini Noodles 

Slow Cooker Spaghetti 

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti 

White Bean and Sausage Stew

My Must-Have Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread Resources

Rimmed Baking Sheet

Parchment Paper 


Small Glass Bowl

Pastry Brush

Cheese Grater


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