Homemade Three Cheese Garlic Bread

This homemade Three Cheese Garlic Bread recipe is a super easy accompaniment to a delicious Italian meal (or any meal for that matter!). It’s really quick to spread with butter, herbs and a ton of melted cheese and pre-cut so that it’s even easier to pull apart and enjoy with dinner! This is a major family favorite!

This homemade Three Cheese Garlic Bread recipe is a super easy accompaniment to a delicious Italian meal (or any meal for that matter!). It's really quick to spread with butter, herbs and a ton of melted cheese and pre-cut so that it's even easier to pull apart and enjoy with dinner! This is a major family favorite!

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Remember how a couple years ago we went to Philadelphia a few weeks before Christmas? I was right at the edge of crossing over into the third trimester of my pregnancy with Tess and A was a teeny, pint sized 18 month old.

I didn’t go too much into detail about our drive to Philadelphia in that post. That was my last long trip before T was born and our first road trip since A had really started walking. I was a little terrified and not sure what to expect.

This homemade Three Cheese Garlic Bread recipe is a super easy accompaniment to a delicious Italian meal (or any meal for that matter!). It's really quick to spread with butter, herbs and a ton of melted cheese and pre-cut so that it's even easier to pull apart and enjoy with dinner! This is a major family favorite!

Luckily, my back pain was no worse than usual that day and A did pretty well, all things considered. It helped that we had to stop an hour or so outside of Philadelphia so that J could take some sort of work-related call. This was also the time that A began to get a bit antsy, so it worked out nicely. J got his work stuff handled, I stretched my legs. And by stretched my legs, I mean I chased A around for 45 minutes while she got all her wiggles out.

When we got to Philly, it was right around dinner time. And let me tell you, it was an amazing dinner. My cousin Andrea pulled out all the stops and made the most killer lasagna. After a long trip like that, I was dying for a home-cooked meal and I cannot think of anything more delicious in that moment!

This homemade Three Cheese Garlic Bread recipe is a super easy accompaniment to a delicious Italian meal (or any meal for that matter!). It's really quick to spread with butter, herbs and a ton of melted cheese and pre-cut so that it's even easier to pull apart and enjoy with dinner! This is a major family favorite!

What’s even more incredible is that unbeknownst to us at the time, Andrea was right in the thick of the first trimester of her pregnancy with her sweet baby Maria. And not only were she and her husband still willing to host us for the weekend, but she went above and beyond to prepare some insanely delicious meals and even partook in the Ikea trip from hell, which was full of enough toddler tantrums to make anyone want to rethink having babies (and she was beyond gracious and helpful through every second of it!). She’s seriously a rockstar.

This homemade Three Cheese Garlic Bread recipe is a super easy accompaniment to a delicious Italian meal (or any meal for that matter!). It's really quick to spread with butter, herbs and a ton of melted cheese and pre-cut so that it's even easier to pull apart and enjoy with dinner! This is a major family favorite!

Along with the lasagna, she also threw together some homemade garlic bread and it was so delicious and so simple in a way that made me wonder why in the world I hadn’t ever made my own garlic bread. So I tucked that away in the back of my mind, because I knew I should probably give it a try at some point.

Fast forward a year and a half, the world now has more two more sweet babies roaming the countryside and doing their baby thing and I’m finally getting around to making my own homemade garlic bread inspired by Andrea’s!

This homemade Three Cheese Garlic Bread recipe is a super easy accompaniment to a delicious Italian meal (or any meal for that matter!). It's really quick to spread with butter, herbs and a ton of melted cheese and pre-cut so that it's even easier to pull apart and enjoy with dinner! This is a major family favorite!

Now I’ve noticed our little Freimann family unit has fallen into a bit of a pattern when it comes to the bread served with our pasta. I don’t know why it is this way, but generally when we have the real-deal Sunday Sauce and Meatballs, I tend to get plain Italian bread to serve along side. For any other pasta dishes that don’t involve the sacred family sauce, I tend to get Texas Toast from the freezer section. It’s a total guilty pleasure and we all enjoy savory, cheesy, crispy bite!

So in addition to my inspiration from our Philadelphia trip, I decided to combine the things I loved most about our bread habits to make this crazy delicious and dangerously addictive homemade three cheese garlic bread. I encourage you to get a good bread knife to get a nice clean cut before transferring it to your pan. This is speaking as someone who didn’t get a bread knife until this year and what a difference!

This homemade Three Cheese Garlic Bread recipe is a super easy accompaniment to a delicious Italian meal (or any meal for that matter!). It's really quick to spread with butter, herbs and a ton of melted cheese and pre-cut so that it's even easier to pull apart and enjoy with dinner! This is a major family favorite!

The best part is that it takes mere minutes to throw together and packs quite a punch in terms of flavor! Seriously you guys, it was nearly a Battle Royale for that last piece. And the stretchy, stringy cheese brings all the wow factor! You can make as much or as little as you’d like based on how many people you have eating. And feel free to alter the measurements to your unique tastes! Here’s some more melty cheese shot (because one can never have enough melty cheese shots!):

This homemade Three Cheese Garlic Bread recipe is a super easy accompaniment to a delicious Italian meal (or any meal for that matter!). It's really quick to spread with butter, herbs and a ton of melted cheese and pre-cut so that it's even easier to pull apart and enjoy with dinner! This is a major family favorite!

Serve this bread with:

Pasta Pomodoro

Marinara Sauce

Best Ever Skillet Lasagna

Bangin’ Sausage and Peppers Pasta

Slow Cooker Italian Beef Stew

Authentic Meatballs

Sunday Sauce

Serves A couple of pieces

Homemade Three Cheese Garlic Bread

This homemade Three Cheese Garlic Bread recipe is a super easy accompaniment to a delicious Italian meal (or any meal for that matter!). It's really quick to spread with butter, herbs and a ton of melted cheese and pre-cut so that it's even easier to pull apart and enjoy with dinner! This is a major family favorite!

10 minPrep Time

20 hrCook Time

20 hr, 10 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 loaf of good Italian bread
  • 6 Tbsp. salted butter, softened
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper (or crushed red pepper if you're feeling spicy!)
  • 1-2 cups of a mix of shredded mozzarella and shredded provolone (my local store sells this as an Italian cheese mix or a pizza cheese mix).
  • 1/4-1/2 cup Romano cheese

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees and line a pan with foil for easy clean up.
  2. Cut your bread through the middle, length-wise so that there are two even pieces (a top and a bottom) and lay them onto the pan so that the cut sides are facing up. Make slices every couple of inches going most of the way through but still leaving the bottom in tact so that it's easier to pull individual pieces once it's baked.
  3. Mix the butter, garlic powder, Italian seasoning and black pepper until well combined. Spread this onto both pieces of bread.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes and then remove from the oven. Switch your oven from bake to broil.
  5. Sprinkle the bread with the cheeses and place them back into the oven for 5-10 minutes or until the cheese and melted and bubbly. Keep an eye on the bread so that it doesn't burn! Enjoy right away.
Cuisine: Italian, Sunday Sauce, Family | Recipe Type: Side dish, appetizer
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This homemade Three Cheese Garlic Bread recipe is a super easy accompaniment to a delicious Italian meal (or any meal for that matter!). It's really quick to spread with butter, herbs and a ton of melted cheese and pre-cut so that it's even easier to pull apart and enjoy with dinner! This is a major family favorite!

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Mary
    March 9, 2017 at 12:27 pm Oh my! Cheesy garlic bread is my weakness! This looks fantastic!
    • Reply
      Jessy
      March 10, 2017 at 9:24 am Mine too Mary- it gets me every time!
  • Reply
    Emily
    March 9, 2017 at 12:43 pm This looks so delicious! Love all of that garlicky goodness and the Italian herbs. Yum!
    • Reply
      Jessy
      March 10, 2017 at 9:24 am Thank you Emily!
  • Reply
    Dannii
    March 9, 2017 at 12:47 pm Just look at all that cheese! I am in heaven. You had me at 3 cheese - I am a bit cheese obsessed.
    • Reply
      Jessy
      March 10, 2017 at 9:23 am Me too Dannii- cheese = life!
  • Reply
    Deepika
    March 9, 2017 at 1:22 pm I am loving the idea of how simple this is. It can go with the everyday meal. And looks absolutely delicious. With a toddler running around, I am always on a hunt for quick and easy recipes for family meals.
    • Reply
      Jessy
      March 10, 2017 at 9:22 am Thank you! I think in most cases simplicity is best!
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    Christine | Mid-Life Croissant
    March 9, 2017 at 1:36 pm Oh my goodness! I haven't had garlic bread in a dog's age and I'm pretty sure I have NEVER made it myself. Why have I been robbing myself of this deliciousness???? I also just want to throw this out there. Toddlers are not the only ones who pitch fits in Ikea. I love it but GAH! So. Crowded! Christine | Mid-Life Croissant recently posted...Pan-Asian Shrimp Tacos with Cabbage + Apple SlawMy Profile
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      Jessy
      March 10, 2017 at 9:21 am Christine, I've been asking myself the same question! And yes, I am with you on Ikea- I love it so but I seriously don't love the crowds (and I suspect they really didn't love us that day!).

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