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Italian Style Garlic Bread

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This is my favorite type of Italian style garlic bread. It combines 3 delicious cheeses with garlic, butter, and oregano and it’s just the perfect threat for a get together.

I always say that there are two types of people: the ones that like garlic bread and the ones that don’t.

It’s definitely the number one dish in my parties!

slices of italian style garlic bread

I make this bread whenever I want to receive some friends or throw a party. It’s just the most easy thing ever and I found this exact ingredients mixture the most tasty, too.

This is a recipe to eat with parsimony, due to high calories and fat. 

With two slices of baguette you can cut into smaller strips and feed up to 4 people.

butter and cheese italian style garlic bread mixture

Now if you REALLY want to impress your guests, this is the perfect dessert you have to make: Crostata di Frutta.

Let’s get cooking!

Cooking Time

  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total time: 20 minutes

Servings

  • 4 people

Equipment

  • Roast tin
  • Parchment paper

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Ingredients list

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup scallions, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup part-skimmed mozzarella cheese, grated 
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 (8-inch) baguette

ingredients to make italian style garlic bread

How to make Italian Style 3-cheese Garlic Bread

  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF / 200°C.
  2. To a medium bowl, add the softened butter, garlic, oregano, spring greens all cheeses and mix until combined.
  3. Slice the baguette in half lengthwise, spread evenly the cheesy mixture both slices of bread.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, place the bread slices and bake for 15 minutes, until the cheese is bubbly and cheese is nicely browned. Slice and serve.

Storage

Keep uncooked in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Suitable for home freezing for up to 6 months. Bake from frozen.

Variations

  • Vegan: Substitute normal butter and vegan cheddar for the same quantities.
  • Minding the extra calories? Remove the cheeses and make the classic version with butter, herbs and garlic.

garlic bread over wood board

FAQs

What is garlic bread called in Italy?

The traditional garlic bread in Italy is called Bruschetta, it’s simply a garlic rubbed over a toasted bread with olive oil.

Is garlic bread French or Italian?

The garlic bread as we know today derived from the Bruschetta, which originally appeared in Italy in the 15th century. 

What is Italian style bread?

The most common italian breads are ciabatta, piadina, focaccia.

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slices of italian style garlic bread

Italian Style 3-Cheese Garlic Bread

This is the my favorite type of Italian style garlic bread. It combines 3 delicious cheeses with garlic, butter, and oregano and it’s just the perfect threat for a get together.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine French, Italian
Servings 4 people

Equipment

  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1/3 cup parsley chopped
  • 1/3 cup scallions chopped
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 5 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese grated
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese grated
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 8 inch baguette sliced in half lenghtwise

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400ºF / 200°C.
  • In a medium bowl, add the softened butter, garlic, oregano, spring greens all cheeses and mix until combined.
  • Slice the baguette in half lengthwise, spread evenly the cheesy mixture both slices of bread.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, place the bread slices and bake for 15 minutes, until the cheese is bubbly and cheese is nicely browned. Slice and serve.

Notes

Storage: Keep uncooked in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Suitable for home freezing before cooking for up to 6 months. Bake from frozen.
Variations:
  • Vegan: Substitute normal butter and vegan cheddar for the same quantities.
  • Minding the extra calories? Remove the cheeses and make the classic version with butter, herbs and garlic.
Keyword appetizer, baguette, bread, butter, cheddar, feta cheese, finger food, garlic, italian, mozzarella, parmesan, snack

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