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Garlic Cheese Bread

Course Bread
Cuisine Classic
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 6 -8 (if used as a side dish)
Author Tammy Blankenship


  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons rapid rise bread machine, or instant yeast
  • 2-3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1-2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
  • 2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Mix By Hand or Mixer:

  1. Mix the water, oil, and sugar.
  2. Add half of flour, yeast, and salt. (If you are using dry yeast and non-instant, mix yeast with liquids and let sit for 5-10 minutes before adding flour and salt.)
  3. Slowly add the rest of the flour as needed and continue to knead by hand or mixer for 5 to 7 minutes.
  4. Place dough in an oiled bowl, cover with towel and let rise for 1 hr.
  5. Spread dough into 1/2 inch thick layer on a baking sheet.
  6. Mix melted butter and garlic and spread over dough with a knife. (Totally okay if the butter spills over the edge of the dough - it makes a tasty crust!)
  7. Spread cheeses on top.
  8. Let rise about 15 minutes.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes.
  10. Remove from pan, slice into sticks with pizza cutter. Serve with marinara sauce, alfredo sauce, or ranch dressing.

Recipe Notes

Mix by Bread Machine:
Add the water, oil, sugar. Cover with flour. On top of flour, place salt and yeast.
Turn mixer on dough cycle.
Check your dough once it has incorporated all the flour. If needed, add more flour and let dough finish cycle.
Follow the rest of the steps as directed.