Cajun Garlic Cheesy Bread is a loaf of crusty French bread, slathered in cajun butter, and baked until a crispy golden brown! Perfect on its own, it’s also great partnered with a variety of dishes.
Garlic Cajun Bread
Garlic bread is a revelation on its own. I mean, who doesn’t love crispy, cheesy, bread? I can scarf down several slices in one sitting but I also love it for mopping up my tomato sauce.
If you are thinking that you can only enjoy it with Creole/Cajun dishes like etouffee or gumbo, you are wrong. The cajun butter sauce on this bread is great with many other pork and seafood dishes.
Use a frozen baguette or a package of refrigerated French bread dough if you don’t have time to make it to the bakery, or bake your own from scratch.
What ever you do just MAKE THIS BREAD!
Cajun Garlic Bread Ingredients
- French Bread Baguette (1 large or 2 small)
- Garlic Powder
- Cajun Seasoning
- Parmesan Cheese
French Bread – You can use the frozen baguettes, just be sure to cook the bread first before slicing and adding the garlic butter. You can also buy the refrigerated dough and bake it.
Seasoning – I like to use homemade Cajun or Creole seasoning but feel free to use Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning. If you want to skip the garlic powder and use minced garlic, that is great!
Parmesan Cheese – I like to buy the shredded cheese for this because it’s easy, but feel free to buy a block and shred or grate it yourself.
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How to make Garlic Cheese Bread
First: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Cut baguette into 1 inch slices, but only cutting 3/4 of the way through. Be sure not to cut all the way through.
Second: In a small bowl, combine the softened butter, garlic powder, cajun seasoning, and dried parsley. Mix well.
Third: Using a brush or knife, spread butter mixture evenly in between the slices on the cut sides and over the top of the loaf. Sprinkle the top of the loaf with parmesan cheese.
Fourth: Place garlic bread on prepared baking pan and bake for 8-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the bread starts to turn golden brown. Tear or cut into pieces and serve warm.
For the full recipe and detailed baking instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post.
Items you might need
- baking sheets
- aluminum foil
- parchment paper
- mixing bowls
- pastry brush
How to save leftovers
Leftovers should be stored in an airtight container and will last at least 4 days.
Tips for No Leftovers
- Cajun seasoning is optional, additionally the amount can be changed to add more or less spice if desired.
- For easier clean up, aluminum foil or parchment can be used to line the sheet pan before cooking.
- It is easier to keep the loaf intact for cooking, but if you accidentally cut all the way through the loaf when slicing in step 2, just press the pieces back together on the sheet pan for cooking.
- if you want to keep this warm while you are waiting to serve, wrapping in foil and keeping warm in the oven is the best way.
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These cajun garlic cheese bread recipe is perfect on it’s own, with a variety of dishes, but I love it with my Baked Andouille Sausage Orzo Casserole!
- 12 ounce French Baguette (1 large or 2 small)
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) Butter (softened)
- 1 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Cajun Seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon Dried Parsley
- 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese (shredded)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
- Cut baguette into 1 inch slices, but only cutting 3/4 of the way through. Be sure not to cut all the way through.
- In a small bowl, combine butter, garlic powder, cajun seasoning, and dried parsley. Mix well.
- Using a brush or knife, spread butter mixture evenly in between the slices and over the top of the loaf.
- Sprinkle the top of the loaf with parmesan cheese.
- Place garlic bread on prepared baking pan and bake for 8-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the bread starts to turn golden brown.
- Tear or cut into pieces and serve warm.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 2 slices
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 131Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 381mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 6g
This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.
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