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Cream Cheese Garlic Bread

The ultimate comfort food!

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

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 with this recipe.

I also love to find French bread on sale in the fresh bakery department of the grocery store.  Although I used white French bread in this recipe, I’m sure that 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.  Really good.

Let’s check out the ingredients – French bread (white or wheat), butter, granulated garlic, paprika (sweet paprika), dried parsley and cream cheese (the block type or spreadable type).

Here’s how to make it.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

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.

Sprinkle granulated garlic over the top of the butter.

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

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

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

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.

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

Sprinkle parsley over the squares of cream cheese (reserve some of the 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 a preheated oven until it’s toasted (about 12 minutes).

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.

Garnish with the remaining paprika,

and chopped parsley.

Cut in portion-size pieces and serve warm.

So good.

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Cream Cheese Garlic Bread

The ultimate comfort food!

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Cream Cheese, Garlic Bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. 
  2. Cut the French bread in half lengthwise. Then, cut each piece in half widthwise so that you have 4 quarter pieces. 
  3. Spread the softened butter over the top of the cut side of the bread. Sprinkle the granulated garlic over the top of the butter.

  4. Using a spatula (or the side of a knife), smooth the granulated garlic into the butter. 

  5. Sprinkle 1 ½ teaspoons of the paprika over the garlic and butter. Reserve the remaining ½ teaspoon of paprika for garnish. Then, smooth the paprika into the garlic and butter with a spatula or the side of a knife.
  6. 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.
  7. Sprinkle 4 tablespoons of the chopped parsley over the squares of cream cheese. Reserve the remaining 2 tablespoons of chopped parsley for garnish. 
  8. 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).

  9. 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. 
  10. Garnish with the remaining paprika and chopped parsley. Cut in portion-size pieces and serve warm.

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8 Comments

  1. OMG………..was awesome! My hubby picked up ciabatta bread by accident (rather than a french roll). Anyhow – will definately be making again!

    • Hi Jules, they sound great on ciabatta bread too. So glad you liked it. Thank you for letting me know and have a nice weekend!

  2. For those interested in the fat content, can I share my favorite cream cheese subsitute? When I saw this recipe, I immediately started wondering how it would taste using labneh – it is a soft Arabic cheese, low fat, easy to make (basically just strained yogurt), healthy, and delicious! Tastes similar to cream cheese, maybe a bit tangier. It’s my new favorite wonderfood!! 🙂

    • Hi Jessie, very good to know. I’m going to try making this….I just love the idea of making it with yogurt. Thank you for sharing this.

  3. Garlic bread with cream cheese! What a cool idea. I love cream cheese and I love garlic bread and two combined… gotta be yummiest! I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  4. Yum yum yum! Cream cheese makes everything taste better. Totally Gunna give this a go! Thanks for sharing 🙂