Parmesan Cheese Garlic Bread

Tired of buying garlic bread spreads and want to make delicious homemade garlic bread? I have a Parmesan Cheese Garlic Bread that you will love.

Slices of homemade Parmesan Cheese Garlic Bread on a plate

When I was growing up one of my favorite meals was any meal with my Mom’s garlic bread. My Mom made a garlic bread that would have warded away vampires for a long time.

Her ingredients were simple. She used butter, fresh garlic, garlic powder, and parsley. I think her secret was allowing the butter to simmer slowly for a long time. When she would start dinner, she would begin the garlic butter before she would start the rest of the dinner.

A small pot would simmer on the stove and the fragrance of butter and garlic would fill the kitchen. The kitchen would soon become fragrant with garlic. She would serve garlic bread with eggplant parmesan or sometimes she would make a pot of spaghetti. The garlic bread was always my favorite.

I had a hankering for my Mom’s old-style garlic bread but I wanted to put my own touch on it. I am a major fan of Costco, and I always like to buy their shredded Parmesan cheese.

So the last few times when I made this garlic bread I sprinkled just a little bit of the shredded Parmesan cheese on top. I also would spread the butter on the sides of the cut bread so more of the bread would have the chance to get nice and crispy.

homemade crispy garlic bread with parmesan cheese


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Slices of homemade Parmesan Cheese Garlic Bread on a plate

Parmesan Cheese Garlic Bread

Parmesan Cheese Garlic Bread is simply the best ever.
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Course: Breads
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Parmesan Cheese Bread
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 258kcal


  • 1 loaf French bread
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons chopped parsley
  • 4 tablespoons Parmesan cheese shredded


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a small pot combine 1/2 cup butter, 3 cloves of garlic chopped, garlic powder, and parsley. Heat pot over low heat until the butter begins to bubble.
  • For best results turn the butter off and allow the garlic to season the butter for about 30 minutes.
  • Cut the bread in half horizontally and then into slices. Gently brush the bread with melted garlic. on the three cut sides.
  • Place the bread onto a baking sheet. Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese over the bread.
  • Place bread into the oven for about 15 minutes or until the bread begins to brown. Remove bread from oven and serve immediately.



Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 398mg | Potassium: 68mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 375IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1.8mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Angelina

    5 stars
    I’m SO GLAD that I came across your recipe for “Parmesan Cheese Garlic Bread”. I’ve made Garlic Bread many times, but it just wasn’t quite right, …. and it didn’t have that desired ‘crunch’. Well, I now see that I should have been using French bread, NOT Italian bread! Thank you!

  2. Lucy

    5 stars
    I am a major garlic bread freak – Mine is similar to yours, but I also add a couple of turns (3-5) of the pepper mill to the butter spead and a bit more garlic … I simply cannot get enough of garlic! Really, if you think about it, you can never have too much garlic or cheese. This bread would go great with your sausage lentil soup that I still want to make.

    Thanks Stephanie again, for your no nonsense simple recipes and the stories behind them! So fun to read everything you come up with!

  3. Des @ Life's Ambrosia

    mmmm homemade garlic bread is my fave! We have it at least once a week. I am loving the parmesan on this!

  4. Cristina

    A great method that I’m looking forward to trying. The texture and coloring of the butter and cheese on the bread is inviting alone, it must smell wonderful! Pinning and making with pasta this weekend. 😉

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