Buttery bread, spread with garlic, two melted cheeses, zesty spices, drizzled with olive oil, and broiled to a crispy perfection.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat your oven's broiler. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil.

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  • Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a skillet over low heat. Add garlic; cook and stir for a few minutes until fragrant.

  • In a medium bowl, stir together the cream cheese, garlic, oregano, basil, parsley, salt and pepper. Mix in about half of the remaining olive oil until smooth. Spread 1 tablespoon of this mixture onto each slice of bread, and place them on the foil-lined cookie sheet. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over each slice, then drizzle with remaining olive oil.

  • Broil for 3 to 5 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and golden brown. Watch VERY carefully, it will brown fast.

Nutrition Facts

336.8 calories; 6.9 g protein; 27.1 g carbohydrates; 12.1 mg cholesterol; 358.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (76)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/12/2006
This was really good. I used a large loaf of Italian Ciabatta bread cut in half. I used 3X the amount of garlic and I still think it needed more. The trick to getting the cream cheese and oil to mix is to do it in a food processor. Add the cream cheese and herbs and start pulsing then very slowly add in the oil while pulsing the machine. If you do it right the oil and cream cheese will form an emulsion and will not separate. I will make it again but next time I think I will add feta cheese and garlic salt it was just missing that extra punch of flavor. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/04/2011
I thought it was okay. I will make it again but will replace the cream cheese with butter or olive oil. Read More
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91 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 39
  • 4 star values: 31
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
09/12/2006
This was really good. I used a large loaf of Italian Ciabatta bread cut in half. I used 3X the amount of garlic and I still think it needed more. The trick to getting the cream cheese and oil to mix is to do it in a food processor. Add the cream cheese and herbs and start pulsing then very slowly add in the oil while pulsing the machine. If you do it right the oil and cream cheese will form an emulsion and will not separate. I will make it again but next time I think I will add feta cheese and garlic salt it was just missing that extra punch of flavor. Read More
(36)
Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2008
I had a half a loaf of french bread to use up and made pasta for dinner. This bread was really good. After reading reviews some had trouble with mixing the olive oil and cream cheese. I decided to drizzle oil on the bread first then spread the mixture and broil. Since my bread slices were small it only took a few minutes on low to melt. I also drizzled a small amount of olive oil and grated parmesan after coming out of the oven. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2006
Definitely one of my favorite garlic bread recipes! I stuck the cream cheese mixture in the frig. for a little while. It mixed a lot easier! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/30/2004
Very tasty garlic bread! However my experience tonight is that cream cheese and olive oil just don't mix. It was impossible to get the mixture "smooth" - even using the electic mixer once you stop mixing it immediately begins to separate. Not sure if there's anything to be done about that. Anyway that being said it still tasted delicious and was an excellent accompaniment to our spaghetti dinner. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2009
Very good bread! I only had extra virgin olive oil and I was afraid that the flavor from that would be too strong so I decided to use half softened butter and half olive oil and the results were DELICIOUS!!! Creamy buttery cheesy goodness! I will be using this recipe a lot I'm sure! Thanks for posting:) Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2007
I used a Sour Dough loaf and 1 Cup melted butter instead of Olive Oil and I just heated the bread until it was hot and bubbly instead of broiling it. It was a delicious combination of flavors! It all got gobbled up at my Easter dinner! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2004
The best garlic bread I have ever tasted!!!! amazing buttery garlicky cheesy..there's nothing like it anywhere I will be making this over and over again!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2011
I cut this recipe in half and used day-old ciabatta loaves that I bought off the clearance rack. I thought this might not work......I was kind of iffy about the ingredients and how good they would taste. The kids and I loved it though my husband was kind of on the fence about it. Not as hard as I thought it would be and using the day-old bread worked out just fine. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/19/2006
It was quite tasty but I think the slice needs to be kept directly on the rack in order to be crisp properly. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
02/04/2011
I thought it was okay. I will make it again but will replace the cream cheese with butter or olive oil. Read More
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