Epic Stuffed Garlic Bread

This Epic Stuffed Garlic Bread is the best you will ever make...it's buttery, cheesy and LOADED with fresh garlic!

This Epic Stuffed Garlic Bread is the best garlic bread recipe you will ever make. It’s buttery, cheesy and LOADED with fresh garlic!

So bread is one of those foods that I consider “special occasion”. Yes, I seriously said that. And since today we’re talking about not only bread, but my EPIC Stuffed Garlic Bread recipe it must be a very special occasion, indeed…or not…let me explain.

Like a slice of chocolate cake is pretty much an everyday deal around here, but indulging in the bread basket at a restaurant…well someone must have just won the lottery/got engaged/having a milestone birthday/won a Grammy.

I don’t really try to understand the logic, nor will I try and explain it…however, just know my brain works a little backwards. It’s basically prioritizing my carbs in the most enjoyable way possible. Kinda like drinking a diet soda while eating a Snickers.

Anyway, bread is not a food I like to drop precious carbs on. UNLESS we are talking about my EPIC Stuffed Garlic Bread recipe.

Folks. This garlic bread is worth it, trust me. It might even be worth skipping the cake for. I can’t. believe. I. just. said. that.

This Garlic Bread recipe is the best you will ever make...it's buttery, cheesy and LOADED with fresh garlic!

How to make the BEST Garlic Bread

Since we’re going there today, you know, you might as well GO. THERE.

Let’s talk about the dirty details.

This Garlic Bread is the best you will ever make...it's buttery, cheesy and LOADED with fresh garlic!

How much garlic is TOO much garlic?

Grab a bowl and mince some garlic. Now, when I wrote the recipe, I said 4-6 cloves. This depends on a few important factors…the size of the cloves, the intensity your love of garlic, and who you will be spending the remainder of your evening with.

Let me break it down 6 cloves = opposite sides of the bed facing outwards. 4 cloves = we both are kind stinky, but hey we’re stinky together.

Got it?

Oh and add your parsley.

This Garlic Bread is the best you will ever make...it's buttery, cheesy and LOADED with fresh garlic!

Next butter, obvi. Then salt and pepper (and cayenne if you’re feeling spicy) and a little olive oil.

This Garlic Bread is the best you will ever make...it's buttery, cheesy and LOADED with fresh garlic!THEN freshly grated Parmesan. Please please you must use freshly grated. Do NOT use the powdery stuff and also the pre-grated is no bueno here either. Fresh.

Then mix it up together.

This Garlic Bread is the best you will ever make...it's buttery, cheesy and LOADED with fresh garlic!

How to stuff your garlic bread

Now grab your loaf of bread. I use a large loaf of Ciabatta when making this recipe. But you can use whatever you like best…just not a French Baguette…it’s not fat enough.

Slice the loaf almost all the way through, leaving the bottom of the loaf intact for stuffing.

Then grab some of your buttery garlic mixture and get to filling…

Stuffing my Easy Garlic Bread with buttery goodness!

Fill all the slices. You will think it’s too much filling. It isn’t.

This EPIC Stuffed Garlic Bread recipe is the best garlic bread you will ever make!

Then wrap your garlic bread in foil, bake it for 25 minutes, remove the foil and bake for 5 more to make it all crispy and delicious.

An Easy Garlic Bread Recipe stuffed with cheese!

And then behold…

Easy Cheese StuffedGarlic Bread Recipe

Seriously. This epic stuffed garlic bread recipe is the best. It’s garlicky, packed with flavor and cheesy, but not too cheesy.

Epic Stuffed Garlic Bread

Epic Stuffed Garlic Bread

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Yield: 10 large slices 1x
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Dinner


Cheesy Stuffed Garlic Bread Recipe


  • 1 large loaf Ciabatta bread
  • 46 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup room temperature butter, cut into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • *optional 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F/220°C
  2. Using a serrated knife cut your bread into thick slices leaving about 1/2- inch at the bottom uncut. Be careful not to cut the bread all the way through, as you need the bread to hold together to contain all the filling.
  3. In a medium bowl combine the remaining ingredients with a fork.
  4. Stuff the filling into the crevices of the bread evenly. You might think you have too much filing, you don’t. Use it all.
  5. Wrap the bread tightly in aluminum foil, place the bread on a baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes. Uncover the bread and bake for an additional 5 minutes to crisp up the outside of the bread.
  6. Serve warm.


You can adjust the amount of garlic depending on the size of the cloves and how much you love garlic.
Additionally you can omit the cayenne pepper if you prefer no heat.

Keywords: garlic bread, recipe, cheese, parmesan cheese, garlic


25 Responses

  1. Shirley S

    Shelly – My first time writing to you. I would very much like to adopt you, girl! You are such a fun read, and I absolutely LOVE your recipes. Seriously – I’m in my 60’s, my friends and fam say I am a great cook, but here you are, still wet behind the ears and look at you! This bread is amazingly good – I guess EPIC would be word. 🙂 Keep ’em coming, daughter-to-be.

  2. I don’t eat bread very often either. If I’m doing carbs it better be cake, cookies, or some sort of sugary goodness. But I would totally dive headfirst into this bread! All that buttery garlic goodness! Definitely worth being stinky for!!!

  3. DeeR

    Mouth watering, will definitely give it a try plus you make it difficult for any to resist this one with your humorous writing 🙂

  4. anna

    i just made this using bolillo rolls and a mix of butter, garlic, olive oil, italian seasoning, cream cheese, parm, and asiago.

  5. Caroline

    Found a typo – the sentence should have read “Now grab your loaf of bread. The word you should be your. Looks delicious – can’t wait to make it. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Holly

    made this last night and it was good….but i wish i didnt add the salt. it turned out way too salty. minus the salt – i’m sure it would of been great.

    1. I made this following the recipe to a tee! It was delicious but I would not add the salt next time as it was extremely salty! Otherwise…YUM!

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  8. Lisa B.

    This is almost exactly the same as my recipe. One little touch that I add after seeing it in a magazine many years ago. I add 1/2 tsp grated lemon zest. It cuts through all the fat and brightens it up a bit.

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