Creamy Onion Garlic Bread


Oh, Lord, y’all. Have I got a recipe for you.

The other day I was flipping through my rather large stack of unread cooking magazines searching for recipes to tear out and save for later. I came across a recipe for Creamy Onion Garlic Bread and my heart stopped. The name alone was enough to make my mouth start watering. It wasn’t pretty.

I hurriedly ripped the recipe out, because with ingredients like onions and garlic it had to be good, right? Well, yeah, I’m sure it probably was a “good” recipe, but it wasn’t what I was hoping for. The list of ingredients included garlic powder, but no real garlic, and that, my friends, is a real tragedy.

I decided right then and there that I was going to save the world from eating mediocre garlic bread and, y’all, I don’t want to brag or anything, but this is the best bread I have ever eaten in my life. If you try just one recipe from this site, let it be this one. Seriously. Delicious doesn’t even begin to describe the creamy yumminess that is this bread.

Here’s what you’ll need: cream cheese, butter, mayonnaise (if you’re a mayo hater, just double the amount of cream cheese), parmesan cheese, garlic, garlic powder, green onions, salt and pepper. Oh, and a loaf of french bread.


The first thing you want to do is get out your butter and cream cheese. We need to bring them to room temperature. While that is happening, dice up some garlic and green onions. I chopped mine fairly small, because most people don’t like large chunks of onion or garlic. People are strange that way.

Get out a pan and drizzle about a teaspoon of olive oil in the pan and saute your garlic and green onions. Be careful not to the burn the garlic. You’re just cooking it until it gets soft and fragrant. When you are at risk of sticking your face in the pan to inhale that delicious smell, it probably means your garlic is done. Remove from the heat and set aside.

Dump your room temperature cream cheese, butter and mayo  into the bowl of your mixer (fitted with the paddle attachment) and start beating it together. Dump in some shredded parmesan cheese. The stuff from the green can would work, but freshly grated is really worth it. Now add in a bit of garlic powder and turn off your mixer.

Stir in the green onions and garlic, sprinkle on some salt and pepper and take a lick right out of the bowl.


Grab your french bread and slice it in half lengthwise. I had about four serving spoons worth of the topping, so I just plopped two spoonfuls on each slice of bread and spread it all out.

(If you are really hungry, and I don’t blame you one bit if you are, go ahead and pop both of these into the oven. If, however, you prefer to save one of these loaves of bread for another time, just pop it into the freezer for thirty minutes. After thirty minutes the topping should be frozen enough not to smear all over the place. Wrap it tightly in aluminum foil and freeze until needed. Bake it straight from the freezer at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes. Keep an eye on it, though, you won’t want it to get too brown and crunchy.)

Alright, now pop your loaf of bread into the oven at 400 degrees for 5-10 minutes.


Oh my word. Would you look at that?

I sprinkled mine with a bit of chopped parsley, just to make it prettier. You can do the same or you can just shove the entire loaf in your face. Either way, you won’t regret it.

Mm. Lunch. Don’t tell my kids, but I fed my salad to the cat and ate another slice of bread.

Creamy Onion Garlic Bread

Creamy Onion Garlic Bread


  • Loaf of french bread
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 bunches green onions
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • parsley, for garnish


  1. Finely dice the green onions and garlic. Drizzle a large pan with olive oil and saute onions and garlic for 1-2 minutes, until garlic is soft and fragrant. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together cream cheese, butter and mayonnaise. Mix in parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  3. Pour in the onion and garlic mixture and stir together with the cheese mixture.
  4. Slice the french bread in half lengthwise and spread the cut side of the bread with the mixture.
  5. Bake in a pre-heated 400 degree oven for 5-10 minutes, until the top is slightly browned and the bread is a bit crunchy.

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16 Responses to “Creamy Onion Garlic Bread”

  1. Jill August 5, 2009 @ 1:26 pm (#

    That sounds awesome! I am going to have to try that, once I use up all the boxes of frozen garlic bread currently in my freezer. I is a cheater!


  2. Aliceson August 5, 2009 @ 7:13 pm (#

    Holy Hannah, my nouth is watering just looking at that gorgeous bread. So much better than the garlic bread I have been making.


  3. HaB August 6, 2009 @ 6:43 am (#

    Dear Lord – Please turn my coffee into Karly’s onion garlic bread so that my morning will be complete and I stop licking my computer monitor. …Please…Please.


  4. Runningamuck August 7, 2009 @ 4:26 pm (#

    Oh MY goodness! This looks amazing! I saw the recipe over on Tasty Kitchen and wanted to comment but since I haven’t actually tried it yet I thought I’d better hold off. So I came here instead just so I could let you know how excited I am to try this recipe out. Thanks for sharing!! =0)


  5. Simone (junglefrog) August 11, 2009 @ 8:33 am (#

    O this looks delicious but… don’t tell me the cat actually ate your salad…:) lol… But seriously this looks like something I want to try like right now!


  6. Talia August 11, 2009 @ 11:35 pm (#

    Yum! I LOVE garlic bread, and I am never quite happy with the ones frozen from the shops! I will definitely have to try this!!


  7. Kristen August 12, 2009 @ 7:21 am (#

    I think I’d have to skip breakfast, lunch and dinner… not just the salad. I’d eat the whole loaf. Yum!


  8. Amanda August 13, 2009 @ 6:04 pm (#

    I made this tonight and it is FABULOUS. I made a double batch so that I could freeze some for later. I made your blackberry bars last night.. Keep up the good recipes!


  9. Danielle August 20, 2009 @ 8:31 pm (#

    A perfect bread to go with a great pasta dish!


  10. rachel-asouthernfairytale August 22, 2009 @ 9:53 pm (#

    This is one of my favorite ways to make Garlic Bread. I want you to submit this to Blissfully Delish. K? go. now.



  11. Andrew October 27, 2009 @ 2:53 am (#

    Thank you for sharing such a great recipe.
    Could real garlic be used instead of powder?


  12. Karly October 27, 2009 @ 8:18 am (#

    Hi Andrew,

    You could certainly omit the garlic powder and just use the real garlic called for in the recipe. If you wanted you could increase it to 5 cloves of garlic or just leave it at 4. I think it’d be great either way!



  13. Alicia September 4, 2011 @ 12:21 pm (#

    Wow! I just made this garlic bread to go with lasagna…we ended up finding the lasagna unnecessary. I’m pretty sure that I will never make garlic bread any other way. Delicious. Thanks so much for sharing!



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