Stuffed Cheesy Garlic Bread

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  • Cheesy Garlic Bread – Delicious homemade bread stuffed with layers of gooey cheese and garlic. Pure cheesy goodness, inside and out!

    Everything is better with cheese, isn’t it?! If you’re a cheese lover like me, you’ll love this garlic cheese bread, as well as my garlic french bread pizza, cheesy spaghetti boats, gouda mac and cheese and classic grilled cheese.

    cheesy garlic bread on a white serving tray with marinara sauce

    Stuffed cheesy bread

    Given the choice between candy and bread, I’ll choose bread almost every time. And cover that bread with cheese and garlic and it wins hands down!

    Whenever we make pizza, I’m the boring cheese girl. I love my cheese pizza! So when no one else wants cheese but me, I’ll make some cheesy bread for myself and let everyone else choose the pizza toppings. Give me some stuffed cheesy garlic bread and a yummy side salad and I’m a happy girl.

    This stuffed garlic bread uses a combination of cheeses which includes cheddar, mozzarella and a parmesan/romano blend. It is pure cheesy goodness, inside and out. Not only is the bread topped with a nice layer of cheese, but there is also cheese sandwiched in between the layers of dough. Just pull apart the layers to reveal a lovely layer of gooey cheese! ;)

    letting dough rise for garlic cheese bread

    How to make cheesy garlic bread

    The steps for making this cheese garlic bread recipe are pretty easy. You do need to work with yeast, but I promise if you use a thermometer to check the temperature of your water that is the hardest part! The rest is a piece of cake, or rather a piece of stuffed cheesy garlic bread!

    Step 1: Make the dough

    Mix the sugar and warm water together in a small bowl. Then add in the yeast and allow to proof, about 5 minutes. You’ll know it’s ready when the mixture begins to foam.

    Add in olive oil and stir. Using a stand mixer with a bread hook attachment, add in flour and salt and mix until smooth and elastic.

    Spray a large bowl with cooking spray, then place the dough in the bowl. Cover and let rise for about 1 1/2 hours.

    Step 2: Prepare oven and make cheese mixture

    Preheat the oven to 450°F. Place a baking stone or cookie sheet (turned upside down) in the oven while it’s preheating. Then mix together 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese with all of the other cheeses, garlic salt, garlic powder and parsley. Set remaining 1 cup mozzarella aside.

    assembling stuffed cheesy bread

    Step 3: Assemble the cheesy bread

    Turn another cookie sheet upside down and cover with parchment paper. Then sprinkle cornmeal on top of parchment. Divide dough in half and press out into two 8-inch squares.

    Using the remaining cup of mozzarella, sprinkle each dough square with 1/2 cup. Then fold dough over and seal closed, pressing with your fingers.

    Slice the dough crosswise at one inch intervals, stopping just before the folded edge. Do not cut all the way through.

    Sprinkle cheese garlic mixture evenly on top of each square (photo below). Then use the ends of the parchment to slide the dough from the cookie sheet onto the preheated stone/baking sheet (keep upside down).

    Step 4: Bake the cheesy garlic bread

    Bake cheesy bread until dough is cooked through and cheese is golden brown, about 12-14 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Pull apart into breadsticks and enjoy!

    cheesy bread laying on top of upside down cookie sheet

    Serving tips

    You can serve this garlic cheese bread as an appetizer and pair with a delicious dipping sauce such as marinara or ranch dressing. Or serve as a side dish alongside pizza, salad, soup, pasta and more.

    For dipping:

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    baked cheesy garlic bread

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    Cheesy Garlic Bread Recipe

    Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
    Cuisine: Italian
    Keyword: cheesy garlic bread, garlic cheese bread, stuffed cheesy bread, stuffed garlic bread
    Prep Time: 35 minutes
    Cook Time: 15 minutes
    Rise Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
    Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
    Servings: 16
    Calories: 143
    Author: Jamielyn Nye
    Cheesy Garlic Bread - Delicious homemade bread stuffed with layers of gooey cheese and garlic. Pure cheesy goodness, inside and out! 

    Ingredients

    Dough:

    • 2 teaspoons sugar
    • 2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
    • 3/4 cup warm water (110°F)
    • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 cups flour , plus additional for counter
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 Tablespoons cornmeal

    Cheese Filling:

    • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese , divided into 1/2 cup and 1 cup
    • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
    • 2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan Romano Cheese
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley

    Instructions

    • Mix the sugar and warm water together in a small bowl. Then add in the yeast and allow to proof, about 5 minutes. You’ll know it’s ready when the mixture begins to foam.
    • Add in olive oil and stir. Using a stand mixer with a bread hook attachment, add in flour and salt and mix until smooth and elastic. Spray a large bowl with cooking spray, then place the dough in the bowl. Cover and let rise for about 1 1/2 hours.
    • Preheat the oven to 450°F. Place a baking stone or cookie sheet (turned upside down) in the oven while it’s preheating.
    • Then mix together 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese with all of the other cheeses, garlic salt, garlic powder and parsley. Set remaining 1 cup mozzarella aside.
    • Turn another cookie sheet upside down and cover with parchment paper. Then sprinkle cornmeal on top of parchment. Divide dough in half and press out into two 8-inch squares.
    • Using the remaining cup of mozzarella, sprinkle each dough square with 1/2 cup. Then fold dough over and seal closed, pressing with your fingers. Slice the dough crosswise at one inch intervals, stopping just before the folded edge. Do not cut all the way through. Sprinkle cheese garlic mixture evenly on top of each square.
    • Use the ends of the parchment to slide the dough from the cookie sheet onto the preheated stone/baking sheet (keep upside down). Bake cheesy bread until dough is cooked through and cheese is golden brown, about 12-14 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Then pull apart into breadsticks and enjoy!

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1cheese stick | Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 280mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 1mg
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    Originally written by Leigh Anne from Your Homebased Mom.

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