Three Cheese Garlic Bread is strips of ciabatta bread topped with homemade garlic butter, a cream cheese mixture, and mozzarella cheese. If you love cheese bread, be sure to try my Country Garlic Cheese Bread or Cheesy Garlic Bread as well.

Cut up Pieces of 3 Cheese Garlic Bread on a Cutting Board

Three Cheese Garlic Bread

This recipe starts with ciabatta bread. Then, it’s all about the creamy and cheesy toppings. It’s a simple side dish or appetizer that really is full of flavor. The bread is best served hot and is delicious on its own or served with a marinara sauce for dipping. Add a basket of the bread to the table with your spaghetti with meat sauce.

Three Cheese Garlic Bread Ingredients

Bread: I used ciabatta bread for this recipe, which you can make ahead of time or buy from the store. A loaf of French bread like a French baguette would also work, but the cooking time may need to be adjusted.

Garlic Butter: The garlic butter is easy to make with melted butter, minced garlic, kosher salt, and parsley.

Cream Cheese Mixture: The spreadable cream cheese mixture is a creamy layer on top of the garlic butter.

Topping: Shredded mozzarella cheese is added on top of the layered bread and baked until hot and melted.

Steps for adding butter, cream cheese, and cheese to 3 Cheese Garlic Bread

How to Make Three Cheese Garlic Bread

You can never really have enough recipes for cheesy garlic bread, and this is one you will want to add to your collection. It’s easy to make and is packed with flavor. To get started, cut a loaf of ciabatta bread in half, horizontally. Then, cut the halves into 2-inch strips. Lay the bread strips cut side up on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Set that aside as you make the toppings.

Next, mix together the ingredients for the butter mixture in a small bowl and set it aside. Then, in a separate bowl, make the cream cheese mixture. Beat the cream cheese with a hand mixer until creamy. Add the heavy cream, lemon juice, and parsley. Mix on low until the mixture is smooth. Finally, fold in the parmesan cheese.

Cooked 3 Cheese Garlic Bread and then Cut into Strips

Assembling Three Cheese Garlic Bread

With the strips of ciabatta bread on the lined baking sheets and the toppings made, it’s time to assemble the bread and get it baked. First, evenly top each strip with the garlic butter mixture. Second, add a layer of the cream cheese mixture on top of the butter. Third, top with equal amounts of shredded mozzarella cheese.

Bake the bread for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and hot. Serve hot with or without a side of marinara sauce.

Piece of 3 Cheese Garlic Bread Cut Up and on Cutting Board

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Three Cheese Garlic Bread

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Three Cheese Garlic Bread are strips of ciabatta bread topped with homemade garlic butter, a cream cheese mixture, and mozzarella cheese.


  • 1 loaf ciabatta bread, cut in half and sliced into 2-inch strips

Butter Mixture

  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ tablespoon parsley, minced

Cream Cheese Mixture

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon parsley, minced
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese, grated


  • cups mozzarella cheese, shredded and divided


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Garlic Butter

  • In a medium bowl combine butter, garlic, salt, and parsley. Stir until well combined. Set aside.

Cream Cheese Mixture

  • Beat the cream cheese with a hand mixer on medium-low until creamy.
  • Add the heavy whipping cream, lemon juice, parsley. Continue to beat on low until the mixture is smooth.
  • Fold in parmesan cheese.


  • Place sliced bread on a lined baking sheet, cut side up.
  • Top evenly with the butter mixture.
  • Next, top with cream cheese mixture.
  • Top evenly with mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is hot and melted.

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