Hasselback Homemade Garlic Bread Recipe (2024)

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This Hasselback Homemade Garlic Bread recipe has MORE butter, MORE cheese, MORE garlic, and MORE bread in every single bite. It’s glorious.

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First thing:this homemade garlic bread recipe is the bomb.

Second thing:Last week, I got some evil Kerrygold Samples in the mail. Basically, it was a box filled with cheese and butter.

Aw, shucks.

What is a girl to do?

To prevent myself from inhaling it all in a 24 hour period, I put some in the freezer, but then immediately thought of this bread I’ve been wanting to make. Everyone has seen the Hasselback Potato, right? Well this is a much more scandalous take on that. Think MORE butter, MORE garlic and MORE cheese. Carbs are my friend, can you tell?

They hang out in my booty.

{TMI? Sorry.}

This garlic bread recipe is the very reason why I run. It helps lessen the blow to the whole ‘carbs setting up shop in my hiney’ thing.

And believe it or not, this is super simple to make! I think its safe to say we all have the ingredients for bread in our pantries. Butter-most likely and cheese-uh, yeah! I seem to have these ingredients on hand all.the.time. I used garlic herb butter from Kerrygold and I’ve seen pre-made garlic butter at the store, but it’s really easy to make at home. {Mix butter and finely minced garlic together. Yup, that’s it.}

So, that’s all the info you need to know, m’kay? Let’s make this garlic bread recipe, yo.Hasselback Homemade Garlic Bread Recipe (2)

First thing you’re going to want to do is grab all your ingredients. Nothing to out of the ordinary here.Hasselback Homemade Garlic Bread Recipe (3)

Into a mixer bowl, add in your water, yeast and honey. Stir it all in and leave it alone for 5-10 minutes. You want to make sure your yeast is alive and kickin’.Hasselback Homemade Garlic Bread Recipe (4)

Once your yeast has gotten foamy, stir in the salt and the flour in 1/4 cup increments. PS-You never want to go above level 2 {stir} when using a KitchenAid Mixer. I just just read that in the instructions manual. Making dough=slow speed.Hasselback Homemade Garlic Bread Recipe (5)

Once the dough starts pulling away from the sides and the bowl is looking pretty clean, then it’s time to set the timer and walk away. 5 minutes later your dough should be tacky and smooth. Like, it should feel a little sticky, but leave nothing on your fingers when you poke at it. Grease your bowl and dough. Cover the whole thing with a towel or plastic wrap and let it rise for an hour or until it’s doubled in size.Hasselback Homemade Garlic Bread Recipe (6)

One hour later, I got me some purdy lookin’ dough!Hasselback Homemade Garlic Bread Recipe (7)

Punch that dough down and divide into two equal balls.Hasselback Homemade Garlic Bread Recipe (8)

Roll those dough balls into two baguette shapes the length of your baking sheet. I like to twist mine because {1}they look cool and {2}it helps keep them from shrinking.Hasselback Homemade Garlic Bread Recipe (9)

Cover with plastic wrap and let it rise for 30 minutes. Then preheat your oven to 400 degrees and place the pan nearby to get all that extra warmth seeping from your oven.Hasselback Homemade Garlic Bread Recipe (10)

They should have doubled by the time the oven is preheated {about 45 minutes later}. Reduce the oven temp to 350 and bake for 20 minutes.Hasselback Homemade Garlic Bread Recipe (11)

In the mean time, grab some of your garlic herb butter…Hasselback Homemade Garlic Bread Recipe (12)

And melt it down. It’s so much faster working with melted butter.Hasselback Homemade Garlic Bread Recipe (13)

You’re gonna want to slice some cheese too. I used a sharp white cheddar. OH yeah.Hasselback Homemade Garlic Bread Recipe (14)

After 20 minutes, your french loaves should start to golden. Take them out of the oven and brush with some melted butter. Bake another 5-7 minutes or until perfectly golden. Remove from oven and cool 15 minutes. Now, we could stop here and have two lovely french loaves of bread but I’m insane and must add butter and cheese. So, lets keep going!Hasselback Homemade Garlic Bread Recipe (15)

Slice your bread into 1 inch slices 3/4 of the way down. It’s important to let your bread cool at least 15 minutes so that when you cut it it doesn’t squash the loaf right down. Make sure you use a bread knife too! *Important*Hasselback Homemade Garlic Bread Recipe (16)

Once your bread is sliced, take that garlic butter and slather it on top and in between all those cracks. Be generous!

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Then put your slices of cheese into those cracks and bake it another 5 minutes or until all that cheese is melted.

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Hello, lover.

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Come to mama.

See? Not too hard was it! Here’s the garlic bread recipe printable for ya’ll! Hope you enjoy! Try not to eat the entire thing in one sitting…or at least have the decency to change into stretchy pants first.

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Hasselback Garlic Cheesy Bread

This Hasselback Homemade Garlic Bread recipe has MORE butter, MORE cheese, MORE garlic, and MORE bread in every single bite. It's glorious.

servings 2 loaves

Prep Time 25 minutes mins

Cook Time 30 minutes mins


  • 1 cup Warm Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 1 envelope Active Dry Yeast 2 1/4 Teaspoons
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 cups Bread Flour
  • Olive Oil For Greasing Surfaces
  • 1/3 pounds Sharp White Cheddar Or Any Other Cheese You Prefer
  • 1/2 cup Garlic Butter

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  • In a large bowl, stir water, honey and yeast together. Let yeast proof 5 minutes. Once you know yeast is active, stir in salt and the flour in 1/4 cup increments. If you are using a stand mixer, be sure to not increase your speed higher than a 2 or ‘stir’. Once dough starts pulling away from the sides and the bowl seems to be pretty clean, set a timer for 5 minutes and walk away. Let the machine knead the dough. After 5 minutes, dough should be smooth and tacky but when touched shouldn’t leave any dough on your fingers.

  • Grease the bowl and the dough. Cover with plastic wrap or a kitchen towel and let rise 1 hour or until doubled in size.

  • Punch down dough and cut into two equal portions. Form into two long baguettes the length of the cookie sheet. I like to twist mine because it looks cool, but it also keeps its length and doesn’t shrink. Cover with plastic wrap and rise 30 minutes. Start to preheat oven to 400 degrees F and place dough close to the oven where it’s nice and warm. Once oven is preheated, remove plastic wrap, from the dough reduce oven to 350F, put the bread into the oven and bake 20 minutes.

  • In the meantime, slice the cheese into thin slices and melt the butter.

  • Pull loaves of bread out of the oven after 20 minutes and brush with the melted garlic butter. Bake another 5-7 minutes or until bread begins to turn a golden brown. Remove from oven and cool 15 minutes.

  • Cut 1-inch slices 3/4′s of the the way through the loaves. Brush garlic butter in between each slice and fill with a slice of cheese. Bake another 3-5 minutes or until cheese is completely melted.

  • Serve immediately.


Calories: 1421kcal | Carbohydrates: 145g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 74g | Saturated Fat: 45g | Cholesterol: 201mg | Sodium: 2048mg | Potassium: 261mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 2175IU | Calcium: 587mg | Iron: 2.2mg

Course: Side Dish

Cuisine: Italian

Keyword: homemade garlic bread

Other Garlic Bread recipes you might like:

Fail-Proof Pizza Dough and Cheesy Garlic Bread Sticks

Cheesy Garlic Bread Pull Apart Rolls

Crock-pot Garlic Cheesy Bread

Craigo’s Breadsticks

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How do you keep garlic bread from getting soggy? ›

All you really should need for your garlic bread is to warm the bread and toast the top a little. This can be done quickly, and the bread toasted and eaten while still warm and fresh, so it doesn't have time to get soggy.

What is the green stuff in garlic bread? ›

It's parsley

Yep, the green flecks are finely-chopped parsley. Recipe after recipe calls for the addition of the herb to the top of the bread ―- and if Mary Berry says it's parsley, then parsley it surely is.

What is the difference between garlic bread and garlic toast? ›

Garlic bread (also called garlic toast) consists of bread (usually a baguette, sour dough, or bread such as ciabatta), topped with garlic and occasionally olive oil or butter and may include additional herbs, such as oregano or chives. It is then either grilled until toasted or baked in a conventional or bread oven.

Why do you wrap garlic bread in foil? ›

By baking the bread in foil for the first 10 minutes, you allow the ciabatta to soften, which will give you a pillowy, chewy inside. Wrapping the bread also keeps the garlic from burning. Unwrapping the bread and baking it more adds color and will crisp up the crust for the perfect crunchy outside.

Why is my homemade bread soggy? ›

Let your dough rise enough before baking it

If the dough doesn't fill out with gas, perhaps because it hasn't had time to rise properly, the inside of the loaf will remain soggy and dense as the dough won't bake properly. You should therefore leave plenty of time for your dough to rise.

Why is my homemade bread soggy in the middle? ›

Although it may be tempting to cut into that freshly baked bread while it's still warm, it is important that the loaf cool completely. If you do not allow the bread to cool for at least two hours before slicing, it can appear soggy inside, even though it is cooked all the way through.

Why did my garlic bread turn green in the oven? ›

The colour is probably the result of a reaction between sulphur compounds and amino acids (building blocks of protein) that are naturally present in garlic. In certain cooking conditions, these compounds (assisted by enzymes) interact to produce new molecules that give a green tint to the garlic.

Is it safe to eat the green stuff in garlic? ›

It is safe to eat sprouted garlic, although you may want to remove those green shoots when preparing certain recipes like pesto, when garlic is the star and consumed raw—just for flavor's sake.

How to prevent garlic from turning green when cooking? ›

As soon as you start cutting or grating garlic, chemical reactions begin occurring. These reactions are sped up with higher temperatures, so it's a good idea to keep your garlic in the fridge to minimize them. Similarly, sweating garlic or simmering it at relatively low temperatures can cause it to rapidly turn green.

What is the fancy name for garlic bread? ›

Bruschetta: From the Italian bruscare meaning "to roast over coals," this traditional garlic bread is made by rubbing slices of toasted bread with garlic cloves, then drizzling the bread with extra-virgin olive oil.

Is French or Italian better for garlic bread? ›

What is the best bread for garlic bread? French breads and Italian breads top the list for the best bread for garlic bread, but the best choice between these comes down to personal preference. For example, ciabatta is a flat Italian bread with a larger crumb (bigger holes) but still with a crunchy crust.

Why is there no garlic bread in Italy? ›

Because traditionally in Italian cuisine garlic is not ised with butter (there are exceptions). Because on our table bread is used to accompany all fiod except for pasta,ice, polenta, and potatoes,so it can't be saturated with fats or have an overpow…

Why is garlic bread cut diagonally? ›

A diagonal cut maximizes the number of bites with the least crust, as demonstrated in this breakdown from Popular Mechanics, with a mathematical formula that proved it.

Why is my garlic bread hard? ›

Garlic bread will get hard in the fridge, which is why I will usually put it in the freezer so it maintains its integrity until we're ready to eat it again.

Why does garlic bread taste so good? ›

Garlic bread is an incredibly delicious and flavorful combination of butter, garlic, and bread. The combination of butter and garlic creates a unique flavor that is both savory and slightly sweet. The butter helps to bring out the garlic and the bread is the perfect vehicle for the combination.

How do you crisp leftover garlic bread? ›

Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Wrap the garlic bread in foil, making sure it's sealed tightly. Place the wrapped garlic bread on a baking sheet and bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the bread is warm and crispy.

How do you keep garlic crispy? ›

Then “you want to get all the excess oil off of the garlic, as quickly as possible,” Simeon says, by immediately straining the cooked garlic through a tea strainer or fine-mesh sieve held over a bowl. This helps keep the garlic extra crispy.

Why does bread get soggy on the bottom? ›

Soggy bottoms

This normally happens when the oven is not hot enough or the pastry is not baked for long enough. However, it can also be because too much water was added to the dough.

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