Garlic Cheese Bread Recipe

This garlic cheese bread recipe is so delicious and super easy. It’s a savory quick bread that’s perfect with soups, meats, and fish.

garlic cheese bread loaf on wood board sliced 1

If you’ve had a love affair with the Cheddar Bay biscuits from Red Lobster, this cheesy garlic bread recipe is for you! This quick bread is the next best thing. It’s moist on the inside, and crunchy on the outside.

Why This Recipe Works

  • It’s a quick bread that uses simple pantry items.
  • No yeast means no rising time.
  • This garlic cheese bread is a great side dish to any meal, especially soups and pasta dishes.
  • While this bread is baking, your kitchen smells wonderful!
  • It’s a homemade, family-friendly, savory bread with a mild garlic flavor.
garlic cheese bread loaf on round wood board

Ingredients

  • Flour: the base to any baked good.
  • Eggs: binds the batter together.
  • Milk: adds softness and encourages browning.
  • Butter: makes the texture moist and crumbly.
  • Sharp Cheddar Cheese: freshly grated cheddar melts best.
  • Leavening + Seasoning: baking powder, garlic powder, sugar, and salt.

Substitutions

Monterey Jack, Provolone, Gruyere, Colby or Colby Jack cheese, Pepper Jack, Mozzarella cheese, or Parmesan cheese can be substituted for the Cheddar.

Any kind of milk can be used. I use 1% and this garlic cheese bread bakes beautifully every time.

Tasty Additions

  • a teaspoon of minced garlic can be added for extra flavor.
  • finely chopped green onion
  • fresh chopped chives
  • fresh chopped parsley
  • dried parsley flakes
  • cayenne pepper
  • bacon bits
  • jalapenos
  • onion powder.
shredded cheddar cheese and grater

How to Make

The best thing about this garlic cheese bread recipe is, in addition to the great taste, how easy it is to throw together. It’s the perfect recipe for any beginner cook!

Cooking Instructions

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2: Grate an 8 oz. block of sharp cheddar cheese. Set aside.

Step 3: In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and garlic powder.

mixing up garlic cheese bread

Step 4: Add the grated cheddar cheese. Toss gently to combine.

Step 6: Add the eggs, milk, and melted butter.

Step 7: Stir with a spatula just until the wet ingredients are incorporated into the dry ingredients. Do not over mix.

garlic cheese bread batter

Step 8: Spoon the dough into an 8.5 x 5 inch prepared bread pan. Smooth the top so it’s spread out evenly. (I prepare my baking pans with Baker’s Joy.)

Step 9: Bake for 45 minutes.

cheese bread batter in loaf pan

Step 10: Remove from oven. Cool in pan for 5 minutes.

Step 11: Remove from pan, slice, and serve warm.

TIPS

  • Don’t overmix the batter. Stir it just until all the flour is mixed in with the wet ingredients.
  • Freshly grated cheese melts best. I’m all for convenience though, so if you are short on time, the bagged variety will work. (Most food bloggers wouldn’t say that…but life happens.)
  • It’s optional, but this bread looks really pretty with a sprinkle of fresh chopped parsley added before slicing. Make sure it’s still hot when you sprinkle!
  • A serrated bread knife works best to slice through the crunchy top.
  • This bread recipe will make a great appetizer. Slice the loaf, and then halve all the slices. Serve it with a side of marinara sauce.

loaf of garlic cheese bread sliced 1

Frequently Asked Questions

Store this cheese bread in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 24 hours. After that, place the container in the refrigerator.

Yes! Cover a baking tray with foil. Put slices of the bread on the tray and bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes. You just want the cheese to re-melt.

Yes! Wrap a loaf, or individual slices, in plastic wrap. Place the plastic wrap bundle in a freezer resealable bag. Thaw at room temperature.

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garlic cheese bread on round wood board

loaf of garlic cheese bread sliced

Garlic Cheese Bread Recipe

This garlic cheese bread recipe is so delicious and super easy. It's a quick bread, that from start to finish, takes less than an hour!
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5 from 3 votes
Servings: 11 slices
Author: Ann Drake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Cooling time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup butter (melted)
  • 8 oz. sharp cheddar cheese (grated)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grate an 8 oz. block of sharp cheddar cheese. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and garlic powder.
  • Add the grated cheddar cheese. Toss gently to combine.
  • Add the eggs, milk, and melted butter.
  • Stir with a spatula just until the wet ingredients are incorporated into the dry ingredients. Do not over mix.
  • Spoon into 8.5 x 5 inch prepared bread pan. Smooth the top so it's spread out evenly.
  • Bake for 45 minutes.
  • Remove from oven. Cool in pan for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from pan, slice, and serve warm.

Notes

I prepare my baking pans with Baker’s Joy.

Nutrition

Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 516mg | Potassium: 93mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 247mg | Iron: 1mg
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3 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Love your hearty bread recipes. They are easy and a crowd pleaser with all soups.

    1. 5 stars
      This was delicious! Thank you for the recipe.

  2. 5 stars
    This came out fantastic and will now be a go to in our house with soups, stews and chili.