World’s Best Garlic Bread:
Cheesy, buttery, garlic flavored, Italian bread that puts other garlic bread recipes to shame.
This homemade garlic bread recipe has the perfect ratio of garlic, paprika, parsley, butter, parmesan, and mozzarella cheese to make this garlic bread a favorite for all. It is easy to make, chesse-y, and the perfect side for homemade spaghetti, or an easy fettucine alfredo with shrimp.
Make this World’s Best Garlic Bread recipe as an appetizer, side, or just when you are in the mood for a really good treat and enjoy the buttery, cheesy, garlic goodness that has become a loved treasure by all. This cheesy garlic bread recipe is easy to make, delicious to taste, and is baked and ready to serve in just a short 10 minutes! So fast and easy.
My favorite things to eat this with are: Crock pot Beef Stroganoff, or Instant Pot Spaghetti with Meat Sauce. But my kids love it with Instant Pot Lasagna and a bowl of Cucumber Salad.
What Are The Herbs On Garlic Bread?
Every garlic bread recipe differs. Some garlic bread recipes just use garlic as their only spice, while others branch out and add Italian spices like oregano or basil.
There are a handful of spices that compliment the humble garlic bread. However, in my opinion the perfect garlic bread does not need a ton of different spices.
A good garlic bread just needs a good ratio of ingredients partnered with just a few classic seasonings.
In the World’s Best Garlic recipe I simply use minced garlic paired with garlic powder, fresh parsley, and little bit of paprika on top. That’s it. But I do like to add a little extra fresh parsley to add some color and freshness when it is done cooking.
This simple blend of spices really showcases the flavor and taste of a traditional garlic bread.
How Do You Make The Best Garlic Bread?
A good garlic bread has the following:
- A crust Italian bread. Part of what makes garlic bread amazing is a nice chewy bread. You want something that is tender enough to bite into, but has a nice crustiness so you can have some texture when you chew.
- Flavored Butter. The best parts of garlic bread include a nice distribution of butter to bread. You don’t want too much butter, but you need enough to keep it decadent and fantastic.
- Cheese. Some may disagree with me over whether or not garlic bread should have cheese. But in my opinion cheese elevates it to a whole new level. It offers more creaminess, more flavor. and frankly, more fun! I use mozzarella and parmesan in this garlic bread recipe.
There are a lot of garlic bread recipes out there. All have slightly different variations to a seemingly simple concept, bread partnered with garlic and butter.
However, there are a couple of things that make a garlic bread better than others.
What Makes This Garlic Bread Recipe The Best:
Good Choice and Proportion of Spices
You want a garlic bread recipe that offers a well-seasoned bread, but is careful not to have other seasonings mask or take away from the delicious garlic flavor that lends to the name of the bread.
The use of parsley and paprika in this cheesy garlic bread recipe adds to the wealth of flavor in this garlic bread recipe, while not taking away from the spice that should truly be the one showcased, the garlic.
The Use of Both Minced and Powdered Garlic in This Recipe
Fresh minced garlic and garlic powder offer a greater depth of garlic flavor. Both elements work together to offer a richer garlic component to this garlic bread, opposed to just using one or the other.
Use of the Broiler at the End, Results in a Perfectly Golden Brown Cheese
Yes cheese will melt in the oven without using a broiler.
However, finishing off the cooking by broiling the cheese and bread at the end, like I do in this garlic bread recipe, adds the perfect golden brown cook on the cheese and provides a little added crunch to the exterior of the Italian bread.
Finely Chopped Garlic, No Big Garlic Chunks
It is no secret that garlic is used in garlic bread. However, no one wants to bite down on a huge, chunky piece of garlic while eating the bread.
Garlic flavor should be tasted, but the actual garlic should be so fine that is almost hidden.
Perfect Temperature and Cooking Time
You want to make sure you cook the garlic bread long enough so the flavors meld together, the butter melts, and the outer bread becomes slightly crunchy. However, you want to make sure that the bread does not burn.
This garlic bread recipe has carefully taken into consideration time and temperature to help get the best cook on the bread.
The Use of Two Types of Cheese
Many cheesy garlic breads have mozzarella cheese as the topper, which makes sense. Mozzarella is a mild flavor cheese that melts into a mouth watering, gooey treasure.
So, of course this cheesy garlic bread recipe uses mozzarella cheese. How could it not?
In addition to mozzarella most cheesy garlic recipes use some parmesan cheese. Parmesan cheese adds a little pizazz to the flavor, providing an extra pop of taste in your mouth.
And this cheesy garlic bread recipe is no different, there is of course parmesan cheese in this recipe as well.
How Do You Fix Garlic Bread?
I know you can mess up garlic bread, even when it is an easy recipe like this one. Unfortunately there are times that meals get overcooked or are too heavily spiced.
The problem is once you’ve added spice it is here to stay and once something is burnt its burnt. You can tear off the burnt pieces on your bread, but you can’t unburn the bread.
The good news is that with this garlic bread recipe, spices, time, and temperature have all been figured out for you. They have been tested several times to try and give you the best chance of success. Obviously using different brands of ingredients, and ovens can play a role, so be sure to take into consideration what you like (more or less garlic), and pay attention while it cooks so it doesn’t burn.
Just follow the recipe and be sure to periodically check on your bread (because all ovens cook slightly differently) and you will in turn have flawless garlic bread that needs no fixing and that is ready to eat in no time at all.
World’s Best Garlic Bread Is A Must Try!
Wait no loner to try this exceptional homemade garlic bread recipe. Buttery, cheesy, garlic goodness, you and your family will love this cheesy garlic bread.
Interested in some other great bread options to serve with dinner?
How about Garlic Bread Twists or 7 Minute (Prep) Artisan Crockpot Bread. Either will be great additions to any meal.
World's Best Cheesy Garlic Bread Recipe
- 3/4 cup butter softened
- 1 tablespoons minced garlic
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley finely chopped
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
- 1 loaf Italian bread cut into 1/2 inch slices
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- In a small bowl, mix together butter, minced garlic, garlic powder, parsley, and parmesan cheese.
- Slice the Italian bread into 1/2 inch slices, and spread the butter mixture over each piece.
- Place on a baking tray.
- Sprinkle with a little paprika.
- Bake for 10 minutes until butter mixture is melted, and bread is slightly toasted.
- Remove from oven, and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese
- Turn oven to broil, and return bread to oven, broiling until cheese is melted, and edges are golden brown (1-2 minutes)
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
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