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Cheesy Garlic Bread (Individual Portions)

Cheesy Garlic Bread is a large, deli-style roll that is filled with a garlicky cheesy center and layered with garlic butter and more cheese before being baked to a golden brown.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheesy Garlic Bread
Servings: 8
Calories: 575kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke--iamhomesteader.com


  • 4 round (5-6 inch) rolls


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon parsley, minced (optional)
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded and divided


  • 1 cup (2 sticks or 227g) butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, minced


  • Preheat oven to 350°F


  • Beat the cream cheese with a hand mixer until creamy.
  • Add the heavy whipping cream, lemon juice, and parsley and continue to beat until the mixture is smooth.
  • Fold in one cup of the mozzarella cheese, reserving the other cup for layering.
  • Transfer the mixture to a piping bag and chill in the fridge while you prepare the garlic butter.


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


  • Make two lengthwise cuts on the top of the rolls, (like an X) making sure that the base of the bread remains attached, so not cutting all the way through.
  • Begin by filling each roll with 1/8 cup shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • Pipe the cream cheese mixture equally into each roll. To do that fill up a plastic bag (or piping bag) with the cream cheese mixture and then twist it on top to avoid spillage. Cut off the top so that you can easily pipe the cream cheese mixture between the bread wedges. You can also apply with a knife, just be careful with the bread.
  • Pour half the garlic butter sauce equally on each roll on top of the cream cheese mixture.
  • Add another 1/8 cup of mozzarella cheese.
  • Top with the remaining garlic butter. I like to spoon it over so that you can get all the delicious garlic bits on each roll.
  • Bake for 7-10 minutes, or until golden brown, in a large (15-inch) oven-safe skillet. Top with parsley, for garnish.