The best cheesy garlic bread ever

Feb 19, 2014 at 10:11 a.m. ET

Can you hear it? This melted mound of cheesy goodness is calling your name.

Brown butter and garlic cheese bread recipe

I just want to dive into this cheese bread and eat my way out right now. You can't see it but under this perfectly melted cheese there is brown butter and garlic. And to top it all off, wouldn't it be great to dip this golden delicious cheese bread in a super-easy pizza Parmesan sauce?

Brown butter and garlic cheese bread recipe

I couldn't agree with you more! It's hard to put into words just how amazingly delicious this cheese bread is especially when dipped in this sauce. So you'll just have to make it and see for yourself how good it is. You'll be so glad you did.

Brown butter and garlic cheese bread recipe

Serves 2


For the garlic cheese bread

  • 1/4 wide loaf French bread
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 large cloves diced garlic
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (heaping)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley
For the pizza Parmesan sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3 pinches dried red pepper flakes
  • 4 dashes ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese


For the garlic cheese bread

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cut the bread in half lengthwise.
  3. Then cut the bread widthwise into equally sized pieces that resemble wide strips, and set inside (crust side down) a small casserole dish. Set aside.
  4. Heat a small skillet on low to medium heat and add the butter.
  5. Continuously stir the butter. Let cook on low heat until it starts to turn a golden color (about 3 to 4 minutes). The butter may start to foam a little bit as it's cooking, but you should be able to see the golden color as you're stirring it.
  6. Just as the butter turns a golden color, remove from the heat, add the garlic and stir together.
  7. Let the garlic heat up in the butter for about 2 minutes.
  8. Drizzle the butter and garlic on top of each piece of garlic bread.
  9. Top with the cheddar, Jack and mozzarella cheese.
  10. Add the parsley evenly on top of each piece of bread.
  11. Bake in the preheated oven until the cheese is melted and the edges of the bread are just starting to crisp (about 7 to 9 minutes).
  12. Serve while hot right out of the casserole dish with pizza Parmesan sauce.
For the pizza Parmesan sauce
  1. Heat a small saucepan on low heat and add all of the ingredients except the Parmesan cheese.
  2. Stir all of the ingredients together.
  3. Continue stirring as the sauce warms.
  4. Just before the sauce starts to boil, remove the pan from the heat and stir in the Parmesan cheese.
  5. Serve while warm with hot garlic cheese bread.
Brown butter and garlic cheese bread recipe

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