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!
Some people say that chocolate is their weakness, but for me, it’s cheese dips! Hot melted, gooey cheese will get salivating like nothing else! If this sounds like you, then read on because you are going to LOVE this garlic bread dip I am sharing with you today!
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!
STEP ONE – Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
STEP TWO – 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.
STEP THREE – Bake dip for 20 minutes or until melted and bubbly. Remove from heat and garnish with parsley.
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.
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!
Cheese Dip Substitutions
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.
Neufchatel or Greek Yogurt cream cheese can be used however the consistency might change.
Feel free to adjust the seasoning too; you can use garlic powder and a blend of Italian seasoning for added flavor.
Have leftover dip? Toss it with hot pasta for a 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 not recovery (I speak from experience)
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.
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!
- 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.
Nutrition InformationYield 32 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 69Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 18mgSodium 74mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 3g