Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is a little different from the usual Garlic French breads I've tried. I served this to my daughter for her 28th birthday dinner tonight. I changed the original recipe up some to fit our taste buds. Original recipe from Paula Deen's The Lady & Sons, Too cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese (will probably work with any of your favorite cheeses) or 2 cups Mexican blend cheese (will probably work with any of your favorite cheeses)
  • 34 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 12 teaspoons italian seasoning (or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes)
  • 14 teaspoon garlic powder (feel free to use cloves of fresh garlic minced)
  • 1 dash ground red pepper
  • French bread, cut in half lengthwise


  1. Combine the cheese, mayonnaise, Italian Seasoning, garlic powder and ground red pepper.
  2. Spread this mixture on the cut sides of the bread.
  3. Place the bread on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, or until the topping is melted and lightly browned.
Most Helpful

I made this recipe for dinner tonight with spaghetti. It was quite good. I made it just as stated and it was a big hit with my family. The bread was crunchy and the cheese was all gooey. Just delicious. Thank you for the recipe.

Sherry & Carl January 11, 2014

I made the recipe scaling it down to 0.25. That way I got 1/2 cup of cheese... It was perfect as a small appetizer for 2. I loved it. But DH didn't because of the mayonnaise. I liked the spicyness of it. Thanks Nimz :) Made for PAC spring 2011

Boomette March 01, 2011

Loved this. The mayo added so much to this bread. I made this and we devoured I went light on the cayenne but next time I will use a bit more for a bit more "bite". Thank you for sharing with us.

mommyoffour September 20, 2010