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A small plate with a slice of garlic toast topped with cream cheese and parsley

Cheesy Garlic Bread with Pine Nuts

Taking garlic bread up a notch!], with ALL the cheese, pine nuts!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Cream Cheese, Garlic, Pine Nuts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 4 oz cream cheese at room temperature
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan
  • 1-2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • pinch chili flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup grated mozzarella
  • 1/2 of one French loaf
  • parsley for garnish


  • Preheat broiler. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cut a French loaf in half widthwise, and then lengthwise. Place half of the bread on the baking sheet, cut side up.
  • In a small bowl, combine cream cheese, parmesan, garlic, Italian seasoning, pine nuts and chili flakes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Spread the cheese mixture onto the cut sides of the bread. Sprinkle with grated mozzarella.
  • Place in the oven, 4-6 inches from the broiler, and heat until cheese is bubbly and brown.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly.
  • Slice and serve warm. Sprinkle with parsley.


This recipe can be doubled very easily. Use this recipe as a guide, and add more cheese, different herbs/spices, more garlic....you get the idea.