This cream cheese garlic bread is the ultimate comfort food.

Cream Cheese Garlic Bread on Plate

When I’m on the verge of being too hungry for just a salad, I like to add some of this cream cheese garlic bread to the menu along with my salad.

The cream cheese makes garlic bread a bit more filling, and tastes great mixed in with the garlic, paprika, and fresh parsley.

About this Recipe

Always watching out for a bargain, I just couldn’t resist buying the block-type of cream cheese because it was on sale and so much cheaper than the spreadable type.

But the spreadable type of cream cheese also works great for this garlic bread.

Although I used white French bread in this recipe, wheat French bread would also taste wonderful.

This garlic bread tastes heavenly because with each bite you get crispy garlic bread with warm creamy cream cheese on top and it tastes just like comfort food.

About Serving

Serve this delicious garlic bread as a side dish or appetizer.

It tastes wonderful with pasta too.

 

Here are some pasta recipes you may like “Italian Sausage and Radiatore Pasta with Homemade Sauce“, “Linguine with Tomato Cream Sauce” and “Penne Pasta with Tomato Cream Vodka Sauce“.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Cream Cheese Garlic Bread on Plate

French bread (white or wheat), butter, granulated garlic, paprika (sweet paprika), dried parsley and cream cheese (the block or spreadable type)

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Cream Cheese Garlic Bread Ingredients

Cut the French bread in half lengthwise and then cut each piece in half widthwise so that you have 4 quarter pieces.

Spread softened butter over the top of the bread.

Cream Cheese Garlic Bread Ingredients

Sprinkle granulated garlic over the top of the butter.

Cream Cheese Garlic Bread Ingredients

Smooth the granulated garlic into the butter with a spatula or the side of a knife.

Spread Paprika on French Bread

Sprinkle paprika over the garlic butter (reserving some of the paprika for garnish).

Spread Paprika with Butter on Bread

Smooth the paprika into the garlic and butter with a spatula or the side of a knife.

Plate with block of cream cheese

If you have the block of cream cheese, cut it into small squares.

If you have the spreadable cream cheese, spread it over the butter and spice mixture.

Cubes of cream cheese on garlic bread

Add the squares of cream cheese on to the top of the butter and spice mixture.

Garlic bread with cream cheese

Sprinkle parsley over the squares of cream cheese (reserve some of the parsley for garnish).

Cream cheese garlic bread

Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese over the top of the parsley.

Cream cheese garlic bread on foil

Put the pieces of bread on a cookie sheet or pizza pan, and bake it in a preheated oven until it’s toasted (about 12 minutes).

Spread cream cheese on garlic bread

For the block-type of cream cheese; right after removing the bread from the oven smooth the warm cream cheese over the top of the bread with a spatula or a knife.

Spread cream cheese on garlic bread

Garnish with the remaining paprika,

Spread cream cheese on garlic bread

and chopped parsley.

Cream cheese garlic bread pieces

Cut in portion-size pieces and serve warm.

Cream cheese garlic bread on plate

So good.

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Cream Cheese Garlic Bread

Cream Cheese Garlic Bread

This cream cheese garlic bread is the ultimate comfort food.
5 from 3 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf of French bread
  • 8 tablespoons butter (salted) softened
  • 2 teaspoons granulated garlic
  • 2 teaspoons paprika (sweet paprika)
  • 2 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 6 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 8 ounces cream cheese the block-type or the spread

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. 
  • Cut the French bread in half lengthwise. Then, cut each piece in half widthwise so that you have 4 quarter pieces. 
  • Spread the softened butter over the top of the cut side of the bread. Sprinkle the granulated garlic over the top of the butter.
  • Using a spatula (or the side of a knife), smooth the granulated garlic into the butter. 
  • Sprinkle 1-1/2 teaspoons of the paprika over the garlic and butter. Reserve the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of paprika for garnish.
    Then, smooth the paprika into the garlic and butter with a spatula or the side of a knife.
  • If you have the spreadable cream cheese, spread it over the butter and spice mixture. If you have the block of cream cheese, cut it into small squares.
    Then, add the squares of cream cheese on to the top of the butter and spice mixture.
  • Sprinkle 4 tablespoons of the chopped parsley over the squares of cream cheese. Reserve the remaining 2 tablespoons of chopped parsley for garnish. 
  • Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese over the top of the parsley. Put the pieces of bread on a cookie sheet or pizza pan, and bake it in the preheated oven until it’s toasted (about 12 minutes).
  • If you used the block-type of cream cheese; right after removing the bread from the oven, smooth the warm cream cheese over the top of the bread with a spatula or a knife. 
  • Garnish with the remaining paprika and chopped parsley. Cut in portion-size pieces and serve warm.

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