Cheesy Onion and Herb Bread
Cheesy Onion and Herb Bread is a great side for pasta dinners or for a summer barbecue. Make plenty because everyone wants seconds!
Do you have “Italian night” at your house? We do. Every Thursday.
Most of the time it’s pizza, but other times it’s pasta of some kind. Mostly spaghetti with tomato sauce.
The usual sides for our Italian night are a simple tossed green salad and garlic bread. I mean, really, who doesn’t like buttery, yummy garlic bread?
But every once in a while, I make the “good stuff.” This ooey-gooey cheesy oniony herby bread.
No, it’s not good for you, and you’re not supposed to eat it three times a week. But for an occasional indulgence, it is incredibly delicious! And I thoroughly believe that an occasional indulgence is good for the soul.
I used to make two or three loaves of this cheesy goodness and a huge pot of spaghetti with meat sauce when we’d have a bunch of people over for a casual dinner. The bread was always the hit of the party. Spaghetti-schmagetti…people just wanted this bread!
How to Make Cheesy Onion and Herb Bread
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You can use any loaf of good French or Italian bread for this. My grocery store’s bakery makes a great multi-grain, whole wheat loaf and that’s what I use most of the time. Because, you know, whole wheat is healthy, right? Never mind what you’re going to top it with :-)
Before you get started, preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the cheese, mayonnaise, Italian seasoning, green onions, Parmesan cheese, parsley, salt, and pepper. Mix until thoroughly combined.
Just a word about the cheese – please don’t use the pre-grated stuff. Take a minute or two to grate it yourself. The results are so worth the extra time! The pre-grated cheese has a coating to keep it from sticking together and that doesn’t work well in every recipe. It’s great for some things, especially casseroles, and I even use it on pizza. Just not here. Okay?
Split the loaf of bread lengthwise and place it on a baking sheet. Spread each side with half the butter.
Top each half of the bread with half of the cheese mixture.
Bake until the cheese is bubbly and begins to brown very slightly around the edges – about 15 minutes.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes. Slice and serve.
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Cheesy Onion and Herb Bread
- 8 ounces Monterey Jack cheese grated
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning
- 1 bunch green onions diced
- ⅓ cup Parmesan cheese
- ¼ cup finely chopped fresh parsley
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 loaf French or Italian bread
- 4 tablespoons butter softened
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the cheese, mayonnaise, Italian seasoning, green onions, Parmesan cheese, parsley, salt, and pepper. Mix until thoroughly combined.
- Split the loaf of bread lengthwise and place on a baking sheet.
- Spread the butter on the cut sides of the bread. Top each half of the bread with half of the cheese mixture.
- Bake until the cheese is bubbly and begun to brown very slightly around the edges – about 15 minutes.
- Remove from the oven. Allow to cool for a few minutes. Slice and serve.
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This cheesy bread looks so good!
Thank you, Angie! I’d love for you to try it and let me know what you think.
This looks so delicious! Thanks so much for the recipe!
You’re welcome, Rosie. I hope you enjoy it!
oh yes, I could go for this right now!
This looks delicious, Lana! Thanks so much for sharing. xo
You’re welcome, Kelly.
Whoa. I would be in serious trouble around that much goodness. Serious trouble.
Yes, I have to make myself stop at a slice or two. It’s seriously so good that I could just have it without the pasta or salad. It’s also a good side for a barbecue or even with a bowl of tomato soup in the winter. Good stuff.
Woah! My family would love this. I love the bit of mayo in the spread. And thanks for the tip about the cheese!
This bread is always a hit. I’ve been making it for almost 30 years and everybody loves it. Hope your folks do, too!
This looks delightful and easy. I love making my own garlic bread for Italian night. Thank you for sharing.
You’re welcome, Jackie! If you like garlic bread, you’ll really enjoy this cheesy onion bread. Thank you for commenting.
Sounds seriously amazing!
It is, Amanda! It usually out shines the main course :-) I could just eat this bread and a salad and be happy!
Oh my yum! You are killing me Lana; now craving this and sure I would eat the entire thing!
I know, Barb! I only make this bread on rare occasions because I would quite literally eat the whole thing. Give it a try when you’re expecting a crowd :-)