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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!

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.

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Epic Stuffed Garlic Bread

Epic Stuffed Garlic Bread

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


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 237
  • Sugar: 1.3 g
  • Sodium: 562.6 mg
  • Fat: 15.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.6 g
  • Protein: 6.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 30.2 mg

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29 comments on “Epic Stuffed Garlic Bread”

  1. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

    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!!!

  2. Hof ter Zielbeek

    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.

  3. Rachel Cooks

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

  4. 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.

  5. Bread IS a special occasion! Especially this bread, which I would give up cake for any day. Looks amazing.

  6. Coco in the Kitchen

    We do this, too! It’s the quickest garlic bread and a must if we’re having pasta.

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