Epic Stuffed Garlic Bread

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

Garlic bread sliced open so you can see the buttery filling.

This is the BEST Garlic Bread Recipe

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.

Sliced homemade garlic bread in foil

How to Make Homemade Garlic Bread

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

Let’s talk about the dirty details.

First, Make the Filling

To start, we are going to grab a bowl and mince some garlic.

Bowls with minced garlic and parsley

How much garlic is TOO much 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.

Adding butter, salt and pepper to a bowl of minced garlic and herbs.

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

Adding and mixing parmesan cheese into garlic bread filling mix.

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.

Sliced loaf of french bread

Now, Stuff the 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…

Fork stuffing garlic bread mix in between slices of bread

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

Sliced loaf of french bread stuffed with garlic bread mix.

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.

Baked loaf of homemade garlic bread

And then behold…

A slice of homemade garlic bread on foil

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

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield Yield: 10 large slices 1x
  • Category Category: Bread
  • Method Method: Baking
  • Cuisine Cuisine: Dinner


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


  • 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.

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Lisa B.
November 12, 2018 3:32 pm

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.

December 4, 2017 1:24 pm

Can you freeze this?

August 26, 2016 11:55 am

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.

August 7, 2018 2:50 pm
Reply to  Holly

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!

August 1, 2016 10:36 pm

Hi, can I possibly freeze it for later?

May 27, 2016 12:50 am

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!

March 2, 2016 12:12 am

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

September 21, 2021 10:09 pm
Reply to  anna

Wow, lol……’’ I just made this using’’. The only thing you used from the original recipe was butter, garlic and o/o…….which is pretty standard for plain garlic bread…lol…..really??? Why would you even post something like that, it’s an insult to the person posting the recipe. Stop doing that. !!!

August 22, 2015 3:40 pm

Where has this been all my life?? I’m almost afraid to make it. My husband will become fat!!


August 14, 2015 10:52 am

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

August 13, 2015 2:25 pm

OMG. Now THIS looks delish!

August 7, 2015 7:55 am

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!!!

August 6, 2015 5:10 pm

Oh my word! This looks amazing!!!

August 6, 2015 4:54 am

This was really good and full of flavour. I didn’t use as much butter as it called for and it still was so flippin good ! I will surely make this again.

August 6, 2015 2:17 am

WOW! That garlic bread looks incredible! I cant wait to try!

Jeanne Zamutt
August 5, 2015 11:20 pm

Can you use mozzarella instead of parmesan cheese??

August 5, 2015 9:33 pm

This is most definitely epic! This would need to be special occasion for me too because I could easily eat the entire thing.

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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