Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread

This cheesy garlic bread is so addictive and you won't be able to stop at just one slice! Serve with your favorite pasta dish.

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cheesy garlic bread sliced with marinara sauce
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This cheesy garlic bread is so addictive! Melted extra sharp cheddar with onions and garlic spread on top of French crusty bread and baked until golden and bubbling.

cheesy garlic bread sliced with marinara sauce

5 Reasons to make this cheesy garlic bread

  • There's nothing quite like melted cheese on garlic bread.
  • It only takes a few minutes to prep and 10 minutes to bake.
  • Substituting mayo for butter makes the bread stay moist and delicious.
  • It's the perfect side for any pasta meal like my lemon shrimp spaghetti, or simply dunked in some warm marinara sauce.
  • It only has five ingredients!

FAQ's about making my easy cheesy garlic bread

What is the best bread to use? I would highly recommend  good quality French style bread. Skip the cheaper white French loaves at the store, they don't have much flavor.

Does the mayonnaise taste strange after baking? Not at all, it just makes the topping even creamier when mixed with the melted cheddar.

Do you wrap the bread in foil before baking? You can but I prefer to bake just on a sheet pan. This method helps the bread become more golden and the outside of the bread, crusty and chewy. If you wrap the bread in foil, it'll be softer.

Can I use garlic powder? You can but the flavor of fresh minced garlic is much better. Use minced garlic in a jar and save yourself some time if you use garlic a lot like I do.

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Delicious French crusty bread topped with melted white cheddar.

12 minutes
Total TIME:
17 minutes
5 minutes


  • 1 long crusty French loaf
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 ounces extra sharp white cheddar, grated
  • 3 tsp minced garlic
  • ½ cup chopped green onion
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • pinch of salt and black pepper
  • chopped parsley for garnish (optional)

Ingredient Swaps


  1. Preheat the oven to 400° and line a sheet pan with foil.
  2. In a bowl mix together the mayo, cheddar, garlic, green onion, Worcestershire, salt and pepper.
  3. Slice the crusty loaf in half length ways into two pieces .
  4. Evenly spread each slice generously with the mayo mixture, you may have some extra depending on the size of your loaf.
  5. Place the two slices on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until golden and bubbling on top.
  6. Sprinkle the bread with some chopped parsley and cut into slices, serve warm.
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