Even if you don’t love garlic, you will probably like this cheesy garlic bread pizza just a little bit more. The crispy base, the oozing cheese and the fragrant seasonings make this pizza one of the best garlic bread pizzas you will ever make. This easy cheesy garlic bread pizza can be made in under 30 minutes flat. If you’re looking for an easy weeknight dinner idea that is packed with veggies and protein, give this garlic bread pizza recipe a try. It’s also perfect for meal prepping due to its compact size and speedy prep time.
What you need to make a cheesy garlic bread pizza recipe
To get the best out of your garlic bread pizza, you need to be careful with the types of cheese you use. A lot of stores use loads of cheese when making their pizzas, but that can do a number of things to your pizza – it can make the base too runny, the topping too runny and the overall texture too thick. The best way to get a cheesy garlic bread pizza right is to use a good quality cheddar cheese. You can use Goats or Gouda cheese but our favorite is cheddar.
How to make a cheesy garlic bread pizza
Start by making a pizza base out of whole-wheat flour. If you don’t like whole-wheat flour, feel free to use all purpose or white flour instead. Then, add in some seasonings like garlic powder, chili powder, dried oregano, dried basil, crushed red pepper and crushed black pepper. Toss the spices until well combined and use your hands to form a dough.
Once the dough is formed, use a pizza wheel or sharp knife to cut the dough into 4 equal pieces. The pieces can be shaped any way you like – into triangles, squares, circles or whatever you fancy. Once shaped, place the pieces of dough in a baking dish and cover with a baking paper. Now, let the bread rest for about 15-20 minutes until the dough is firm. It needs to be relatively dry so that the cheese has a chance to ooze.
Use a sharp knife to carefully make 3-4 diagonal cuts across the top of the bread. This will ensure that the cheese gets distributed evenly over the whole pizza. Now, bake the pizza in the pre-heated oven at 475F for 25-35 minutes or until the cheese gets golden and the bread is nicely browned on the outside. Remove from the oven and let it cool for 15 minutes before laying it out to cool for an hour. Once it’s completely cool, slice and serve.
Best Cheesy Garlic Bread Pizza Recipe – You’ll Ever Make
- 1 Pizza pan
- 4 oz Flour
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 pound pizza dough
- Preheat the oven to 400F.
- In a Large bowl, stir together the butter, mayonnaise, chives, garlic and black pepper.
- Once the mixture is smooth, stir in the mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese.
- Move the pizza dough to the prepared baking sheet then spread the cheese mixture on top, leaving a 1-inch border around the edges.
- Bake the pizza for 10 minutes then switch the oven to broil. Broil the pizza until it is golden brown and the cheese is bubbling,
- Take the pizza from the oven and let it cool slightly before topping with additional chives, then slicing and serving.
Best part of eating cheese filled pizzas
This is one of the best things about making garlic bread pizza – you get to eat it with your hands. This is your chance to indulge in some cheesy mozzarella-ness. While you can always buy a slice of cheese-flavored cake or ice cream after a meal, once you make this bread you can’t stop eating it.
The secret to a crisp garlic bread
The best way to crisp up the bottom of your garlic bread is to bake it. You can either bake it on a baking tray or in a 350F oven. You can also use a gas oven if you don’t have a baking tray. Always follow the instructions on the box for your oven – if it tells you to bake for 25-35 minutes, then bake for that duration.
Ultimate easy weeknight meal
This is the meal you make for your loved ones on the weeknight when you know they won’t be able to cook for themselves or get hungry before dinnertime. While you don’t have to make this for your family every week, we highly recommend it. It’s one of the quickest and easiest meals you can make and it’s low in carbs and fats. If you’re looking for a quick and easy meal that is packed with protein and veggies, give this Garlic Bread Pizza recipe a try. You won’t be disappointed.
Simple ingredients you probably have in your fridge
You probably already have most of the ingredients in your kitchen – or you can easily buy some online. For example, you will need:
For the pizza: a pizza pan, pizza stone, pizza cheese, olive oil, salt, sugar, garlic, basil and pepper.
For the garlic bread: bread, butter, milk, eggs, cheese and pepper.
Garlic pizza bread with cheese recipe
Making this garlic bread pizza is easy, quick and delicious. You can make it in just 30 minutes from start to finish. This easy cheesy garlic bread pizza is packed with veggies and protein and it’s perfect for meal prepping due to its compact size and speedy prep time. Plus, you can use leftover veggies and sandwich ingredients for a quick side dish.