Cheesy Garlic Bubble Bread

So. Let’s talk pasta.

Cheesy Garlic Bubble Bread

Or, more importantly, what goes with pasta. Like bread. Garlic bread to be specific. With lots of cheese.  Spaghetti dinner is not the same without it.

Seriously, in my family, it think the pasta plays second fiddle to the garlic bread. My “I’m-not-that-hungry” sister will take a teeny tiny portion of pasta, then fill up on six slices of garlic bread. No joke.  I can hear her denials already.  :)

Cheesy Garlic Bubble Bread

I was feeling like making bread the other day, and well bubble bread popped ( haha) in to my head. I mean seriously, I know you already eat garlic bread with your hands, but it’s way more fun to rip it from the loaf at the table.

If you aren’t feeling up to making bread, then you could always use store bought dough, just mix the Italian seasoning in with the garlic and melted butter before you dip. Make sure to snag an edge piece. Sooooo good.

Cheesy Garlic Bubble Bread

Cheesy Garlic Bubble Bread

makes 2 8” pans, adapted from my Cheddar Ranch Bubble Bread

  • 1 1/2 cups warm water ( about 40°C/ 110° F )
  • 2 tsp dry active yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3 1/2 – 4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  1. Dissolve the yeast and the sugar into the warm water and let stand until foamy, about 10 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine 2 cups of the flour, salt and Italian seasoning. Make a well in the middle of the bowl, then pour in the yeast and stir together with a wooden spoon. If the dough is still a bit sticky slowly add in more of the flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until you get a soft dough.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a flour surface and knead it, slowly working in the remaining flour until you get a smooth and elastic dough.
  4. Lightly grease a large bowl then set the dough in the bowl to rise, until it doubles in size ( about an hour).
  5. Meanwhile, brush the bottom and the sides of the two pans generously with some of the melted butter. Combine the remaining butter and garlic.
  6. Punch down the dough, then cut the dough into 1 in pieces, which ends up being about 30 – 40 pieces.  Dip each of the pieces into the garlic butter mixture, making sure to get some of the garlic on the dough, then nestle them into the prepared pans. You may have to squish them together a little to fit the last few pieces in the pan.
  7. Allow the dough to rise a second time, this time for about half an hour.
  8. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  9. When the dough has risen, pop the pans in for about 15 minutes. After the 15 minutes, sprinkles the tops with the cheese, then bake for another 15 minutes.
  10. Let the bread cool for a couple minutes, then slide out of the pan and enjoy warm.
  11. If you are only going to eat one of the loaves, then tightly wrap it in some plastic wrap. To reheat, just stick in the oven for about 5 minutes or so or until warm.

Seriously, way better than pasta. :)

- Mel

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19 thoughts on “Cheesy Garlic Bubble Bread

  1. Totally agree, garlic bread and pasta should always go together. I love how your bread seems to pull apart so easily, makes it great for sharing!

    • I think it’s the butter that helps it pull apart so nicely, and yes it is perfect for sharing, as long as you can stop eating it yourself!

  2. This looks SO good! Oh my word!! Thank you so much for sharing it over at Weekend Potluck (and thank you for linking back!). I’m sharing with everyone on facebook too. No one wants to miss this one!

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  4. sunflowersupperclub

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  5. My son has requested bubble bread soon, as I have made it too, without cheese, I think, but same basic thing. I do enjoy the pull apart nature of it. I wonder if one could make something similar with cinnamon sugar butter. Bet it would be good.

    • You should try it with the cheese, it really makes the bread. :)
      I’ve made one with cinnamon sugar and biscuit dough and it is really good. Definitely worth a try!

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  8. I just saw this recipe and since we are having spaghetti this week, I must try this as well! YUM!

  9. Lyssa

    can you freeze this or pre make the dough to bake later?

    • I’m not sure how well this would freeze, but I haven’t tried it. You can certainly premake the dough the night before then roll it in the butter mixture, then wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and stick it in the fridge. Take it out about an hour before you want to bake it then just bake as directed.
      Another shortcut would be to use ready make biscuit dough, cut the biscuits up in 4-6 pieces, roll in the butter mix, top with cheese, then bake according to the package directions.

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