Creamy Onion Garlic Bread

For those of you who know I’m doing Weight Watchers right now, let me just make it clear that I made this bread BEFORE starting the program!  So don’t go telling on me.  🙂

This garlic bread is uh-mazing.  Crispy crust, smooth, creamy oniony, garlicy topping.  It will make your skirt fly up.  And the best part is that it’s super simple to make.  You can even make it up and freeze it so that it’s ready and waiting for you anytime you get a craving for it.

To get started, take a loaf of italian bread and split it in half like so:

Then, I went ahead and cut it in half again so that it would be easier to handle.

Now, chop up half an onion finely.

Go ahead and mince up 4 cloves of garlic too.

Now, drizzle a little olive oil in a saute pan and cook the onions and garlic for a couple of minutes, until they are soft and fragrant.

Remove them from the heat and set aside. 

In a large bowl (or in your stand mixer), combine 4 oz. softened cream cheese, 1/4 cup softened butter and 1/4 cup mayonnaise.

Mix them until well combined.  Add in 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese.

Drop in 1 tsp garlic powder

And 1 tsp of parsley

Add a pinch of salt and a dash of fresh ground pepper to taste.

Add in the onions and garlic that you sauted just a minute ago.

Mix all this until well combined.

Spread the mixture onto your peices of bread.

Put the bread on a baking sheet and bake at 400 for about 10 minutes, or until the top is slightly golden brown and the bread is a bit crunchy.

Now, cut it into slices and dig in!

That’s it, friends.  And like I said, you can prepare this ahead, spread the mixture on the bread, wrap in foil and freeze until ready to use.  It may need to bake just a few minutes longer from the frozen state, just keep an eye on it.  You don’t want it to burn!
Creamy Onion Garlic Bread

  • 1 loaf italian bread
  • 4 oz. softened cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheee
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 onion, chopped fine
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp parsley, fresh or dried

In a saute pan, cook onion and garlic until soft and fragrant, about 2 minutes. 

Slice bread lengthwise.  In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, butter and mayonnaise.  Add parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, pepper and parsley; mix well.  Add onions and garlic; mix well.  Spread the cut side of the bread with mixture.  Place on baking sheet and bake at 400 for 5-10 minutes or until a light golden brown.

*You can prepare the mixture, spread it on the bread, wrap in foil and freeze for later use.  When ready to bake, follow directions above, adding a few extra minutes of baking time.

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