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5 from 2 votes

Cream Cheese Garlic Bread

Herbed butter and cream cheese make this garlic bread absolutely delicious and a family favorite!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 6 people
Calories:

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. French Bread
  • 2 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • ¼ cup butter (softened)
  • 3 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • ¼ teaspoon Herbs de Provence 
  • 4 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Start by softening the cream cheese and butter in a bowl in the microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Make sure to cover the bowl with a napkin to avoid splatter.
  • Mix the softened butter and cream cheese to combine, then add mayo, parmesan cheese, and the herbs. Use an immersion blender to thoroughly mix the ingredients, if you have one.
  • Add crushed garlic and mix to combine.
  • Slice French bread in half then cover with the cream cheese, butter, and herb spread.
  • Heat Broiler for 5 minutes or so and broil the garlic bread until golden in color. This can take 2-3 minutes. Watch carefully to avoid burning it. Cool slightly before slicing the bread.

Notes

  • For a crispier texture, bake the garlic bread in a 350-degree F oven for 10 minutes before broiling it.
  • If you'd like, you can replace ½ of the butter with olive oil.
  • If you don't have all the spices in this recipe, use 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning instead of the basil, oregano, rosemary, and Herbs de Provence.
  • Try serving this cream cheese garlic bread with some Linguine with White Clam Sauce or your favorite soup instead of the same old pasta recipes.
  • If you want to serve the cream cheese garlic bread piping hot, slice it before broiling.
  • Broiling time will depend on how close the oven rack is to the broiler, and whether your oven has a low and high broiler setting. It's best to use the suggested broiling time as a guideline and to check the bread frequently until it's ready.
  • If you make this cream cheese garlic bread ahead of time, wrap each half separately, otherwise, the cheesy mixture will act like glue and fuse the 2 halves together making them impossible to separate... yes, I speak from experience. 😬
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