This garlicy, buttery, cheesy deliciousness is one of our all time favorite foods to enjoy on the weekends. We pull out a favorite movie, or rent one from redbox and then make this cheesy bread. It is perfection. Seriously. We’ve used a combination of olive oil and Land O’ Lakes melted butter.
In my personal opinion the dough makes all the difference. I hate when I eat a pizza that tastes more like bread. It should taste like light, airy, crisp on the edges and bottom pizza dough.
Every other pizza dough that we’ve tried has turned out pretty good, but it’s clearly homemade and never puffs all bubbly like a Pizzeria. This recipe, totally did the bubbly thing. I mean, check out that monster right there! I love it. I truly do.
And then you cut into it. This whole entire pan was devoured less than 3 seconds after this photo. Literally. The family heard the click and dove right in. Oh my cheesy deliciousness. That is all. Just make this.
Can You Use Regular Yeast Instead of Instant Yeast?
Active dry yeast and instant yeast can generally be used interchangeably, in equal amounts.
Active dry yeast may take longer to rise, so you may need to add 15-20 minutes to your rise time.
How Do You Freeze Bread Dough?
Prepare bread dough as per recipe.
Let rise one time, and then divide into desired portions.
Wrap loosely in plastic and place in a freezer safe container.
Or, place on baking sheet in freezer for 1-2 hours, or until frozen.
Transfer to heavy duty freezer bags.
Can Cheesy Bread Sticks Be Reheated?
Wrap cheese sticks in foil, tenting the top a little so it doesn’t stick to the cheese.
Place in 350 degree oven for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and bread stick is warm.
Garlic Cheese Bread
Garlic Cheesy Bread
- 5 1/4 cups flour, lukewarm
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons instant yeast
- 1/2 Tablespoon salt
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 nickle sized drops of soy lecithin
- 2 cups warm water
- 4 Tablespoons butter, unsalted
- 1 1/2-2 Teaspoons Johnny's Garlic Seasoning
- 4 cups mozzarella, shredded cheese
For the Dough
- In the bowl of your standing mixer, fitted with the dough hook attachment, mix the yeast, salt, sugar, and flour.
- Stop the mixer and add the soy lecithin, then mix again. Keeping the mixer running add the water and mix until smooth.
- Transfer dough to large bowl. Cover (not airtight), and allow to rest at room temperature until dough rises, about 15 minutes.
For the Cheese Bread
- Heat the oven to 500 degrees.
- Place the cast iron pizza pan or pizza stone (unless you are using a metal pizza pan) in the oven to heat up.
- Melt the butter in a small dish.
- Add the garlic salt and stir to combine.
- Roll out the pizza dough on a floured work surface (we actually do the ol' toss method which keeps our dough nice and airy)
- Top with cheese and slide the dough carefully onto the hot pizza pan and place right back in the oven.
- Bake for 5-10 minutes or until hot and bubbly then brush with the garlic butter mixture
*The author received product samples and a gift package from Land O’Lakes, including a serving bowl, measuring spoons, butter dish and skillet, for recipe development and review purposes. All opinions are my own.
I don’t have the soy l’échine for this bread, what should I use?
Hi Diane! You can just omit it if you don’t have it. Enjoy!
I can’t wait to try this for our next family pizza night. I love cheesy bread. Does this recipe for the dough make one cheesy bread or two? Just wondering if the dough has to be divided in half once risen before cooking? Also, I don’t need to knead the dough at all if doing by hand? One last question, if I am going to make the dough the night before do I. Need to leave dough out two hours at room temperature or can it be immediately covered and put in fridge to rise over night? Thanks.
It makes one cheesy bread. The dough does not need to be divided in half. No, you don’t need to knead it by hand. After you allow it to rise for 2 hours the first time, it can be refrigerated and then baked straight from the fridge.
I just made this and it made my day. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe.
Oh, I’m so glad!!
Do I let the yeast rise before adding the flour? sorry if I missed a step or didn’t understand. I am anxious to try this cheese bread
Hi. This looks delicious, but would it be worth trying if you only have a cheap hand-held mixer?
For sure! In fact, if you’re willing to use a little muscle you could totally just use a wooden spoon. I hope you give it a try and like it!
hello there – just wanted to reach out & say hi & let you know how glad I was to be in the dip to win contest with ya (how did I not know about your great blog!) I’ve pinned this yummy bread recipe (so perhaps it will send a little traffic your way!) and may or may not have to slather it with my artichoke dip 🙂
see the pin here: http://pinterest.com/pin/56787645273820313/
So sweet of you! I’m glad we did that contest too! Did you win? I didn’t ever see who did.
I put lots of butter when I make potato soup.
butter on warm pancakes or waffles, yum!
My fave recipe using butter is my birthday cake rice krispies!! They are yummy- and we don’t just make them for birthdays!
Averie @ Averie Cooks
Fave butter recipe…well, this week (LOL) that would be the PB Choc Chip cookie bars I made. But really, I go thru a ridiculous!! amount of butter every week 🙂
same here! You should see when I check out at costco!
My favorite recipe that uses butter would have to be swiss meringue buttercream!
Probably… any kind of biscuit. Butter is the necessary evil.. but so good.
Nothing better than fresh homemade bread and butter! Except maybe real mashed potatoes with a big pretty pat of butter melting all over them!
I love making cupcakes with butter!! Honey buttercream frosting with blueberry cupcakes, mmmmm!
My favorite “recipe” is brown butter sauce to drizzle over roasted veggies! Literally a chunk of salted butter in a saute pan, use medium heat and once it foams start swirling constantly on and off heat until it smells nutty and turns the color of peanut butter. Takes 5minutes.
I’m a butter lover, so it’s hard for me to pick a favorite recipe with butter. To me, there is nothing better than a hot/warm piece of bread smeared with butter.
My favorite recipe with butter is praline oatmeal cookies.
My sister’s shortbread!!! The best!!!
Um, ALL of the above 🙂 Right now I can’t think of anything delicious withOUT butter. But probably if you twist my arm, I like it slathered on homemade bread. With a little dab of jam, too.
WoW, that’s a tough question. I have SO MANY favorite dishes and recipes containing butter, so I guess I could say one of my favorites is my sister’s awesome mashed potatoes, its simple but it’s so good!