Cream Cheese Garlic Bread
Herbed butter and cream cheese make this garlic bread absolutely delicious and a family favorite!
Servings: 6 people
- 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
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.
- 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. 😬