Sometimes the best part of the meal is the garlic bread served on the side!
This ultra gooey cheese dip takes the best part of the bread and turns into a dippable and shareable appetizer!
This dip is great for game day, a night with friends, or just because! It is an easy appetizer to throw together and doesn’t require any fancy ingredients! This cheese dip has become a favorite of mine and I hope it becomes your favorite too! It only takes a few simple ingredients to make so it’s nice and simple but the flavors are spot-on.
What Is Garlic Bread Cheese Dip?
This cheese dip is hot melted, gooey cheese that will get you to salivate like nothing else! This garlic bread dip is a perfect blend of the buttery salty and savory flavors you find on garlic bread and tastes incredible when served along with a fresh loaf of sliced baguette or toasted bread rounds. Packed with that incredibly garlic flavor and cheese in every bite there’s no way you can resist this warm cheese dip.
- Cream cheese
- Sour cream
- Cheese blend (Romano, Pecorino, Asiago)
- Fresh parsley
- Toasted bread rounds
For the exact measurements needed, please see the recipe card below.
How To Make Garlic Bread Cheese Dip
The backbone of this cheese dip is cream cheese. Nothing really gives you that creamy texture quite like a block of cream cheese and it always melts nice and smooth!
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream, mozzarella, garlic, and cheese blend.
- Stir cheese mixture until all the ingredients are blended.
- Spread into an 8 x 8-inch baking dish.
- Bake dip for 20 minutes or until melted and bubbly.
- Remove from heat and garnish with parsley.
Have leftover dip? Toss it in with some hot cooked pasta for a fun and tasty twist on alfredo!
Keep an eye on the dip while it is in the oven it can burn easily and once it burns there really is no recovery (I speak from experience)
Cheeses. I used pre-shredded cheese for this recipe, but feel free to shred your own. You can use a different type of cheese blend for this recipe. Pepper jack, provolone, Monterey jack would all be fantastic! Also, you can use just Parmesan cheese if you prefer.
Cream cheese. Neufchatel or Greek Yogurt cream cheese can be used however the consistency might change.
Seasonings. Feel free to adjust the seasoning too; you can use garlic powder and a blend of Italian seasoning for added flavor.
Is This Cheese Dip For Bread?
This dip mimics the topping that you find on traditional garlic bread. You could 100% smear on an Italian bread loaf and bake it like garlic bread, although it would ooze a little off the side (but still be delicious)!
You can also spread it onto sliced Italian bread or French bread for a twist on crostini.
Can I make this cheese dip in a crockpot?
Yes, this dip should be fine for making in a slow cooker. Simply add all of the ingredients to the crockpot and set it to LOW heat. Stir often and keep a close eye on it. You want it warm and bubbly.
What To Serve With This Cheese Dip
I like to serve this dip with bread rounds (toasted or untoasted), bagel chips, or pita chips.
You can also serve this dip with crackers (especially a thick cracker-like Triscuits) or thick-cut potato chips.
Sliced veggies and scoopable chips like Tostitos or Fritos are all great options!
I already mentioned how much I love cheese dips; some of my favorites are Hot Nashville Chicken Dip, Tex-Mex Spinach Artichoke Dip, Hot Gouda Shrimp Dip, Verde Queso Blanco Dip, and Supreme Pizza Dip.
Garlic Bread Cheese Dip
Sometimes the best part of the meal is the garlic bread served on the side! This ultra gooey cheese dip takes the best part of the bread and turns into a dippable and shareable appetizer!
- 1 8 oz block cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella
- 3 cloves minced garlic
- 5 oz container cheese blend (Romano, Pecorino, Asiago) I used Private Selection
- Toasted bread rounds
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream, mozzarella, garlic, and cheese blend. Stir cheese mixture until al the ingredients are blended. Spread into an 8 x 8 inch baking dish.
- Bake dip for 20 minutes or until melted and bubbly. Remove from heat and garnish with parsley.
Amount Per Serving Calories 69Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 18mgSodium 74mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 3g
Patty Polmanteer says
I love the sounds of this recipe for sure and I can say with all truth that I miss shopping at our local Kroger store we visited when we wintered in the south. I wish they would come here to my area in NY. Keep sharing those good recipes. Thanks so much.
Awe thank you Patty! I know Kroger owns chains all over the country, perhaps they are just under another name?
Making this for a homemade pizza birthday dinner! Will be perfect appetizer!
Thank you, I hope you enjoy!
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Oh wow this sounds like the most perfect garlic-bread-cheese– if only I would pop a crisp through the screen and take a peice now!
Ashley H says
Could you make this in a crock pot? I was hoping to make it for a work function but I know it will get cold before we are ready to eat!
Tanya Schroeder says
Yes I would think you could make this in a crockpot and keep it on low. Be sure to stir often.
Yes!! We love garlic bread in any form and this is incredible!
Becky Hardin says
This is amazing! Love a good garlic bread so I know this dip is the bomb!
This dip is delicious! It’s a great dip for any party.
This dip was a huge hit! My friends were complementing it all night!
Lindsay Cotter says
Such a great party dip! Definitely a keeper!
Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes says
I could make a meal out of this! So good!
Such a great recipe for any entertaining and (of course) for any garlic lover.
This dip is so creamy and delicious! I can’t wait to make it again!!!
I need this to go with every meal! Loved it!