Cheesy Jalapeno Garlic Bread

Topped with 2 types of cheese, this Cheesy Jalapeno Garlic Bread makes for a delicious addition to any meal!

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Topped with 2 types of cheese, this Cheesy Jalapeno Garlic Bread makes for a delicious addition to any meal!Garlic bread is like the LBD (“little black dress”) of the food world.  It can literally go with any meal.  (In case you’re wondering, I did steal that analogy from my wife.  I wouldn’t have had a clue what the LBD was!)  However, I do know what garlic bread is, and it’s delicious!

Garlic bread is a welcome addition to any meal – no matter the time of the year.  A warming bowl of soup in Autumn?  A side of garlic bread would be a great addition!  A nice roast on a frigid winter day?  Yup, garlic bread fits in there, too.  Spring and Summer grilling?  Toss in a side of garlic bread!

Topped with 2 types of cheese, this Cheesy Jalapeno Garlic Bread makes for a delicious addition to any meal!Think about it.  When have you looked down at a slice of delicious, buttery garlic bread and said, “Oh man, not garlic bread again!”  Yeah, those words have never been uttered in this house.  Plus, a loaf of garlic bread is so darned easy to make.  A loaf of French bread.  Butter.  Garlic.  That’s it.  Well, unless you want to take that garlic bread to a whole new level!  In that case, add some cheese and chopped jalapenos.  I promise there won’t be any leftovers of this one hanging around after the meal!

Cheesy Jalapeno Garlic Bread

For this recipe, I took the classic garlic bread and turned it up a notch.  I added cheese.  That’s right – cheesy garlic bread.  And not just any cheese, either.  I added two types of Cabot cheese.  For this Cheesy Jalapeno Garlic Bread, I used 8 oz. of Cabot’s Pepper Jack cheese and 4 oz. of their Seriously Sharp cheddar cheese.  The Pepper Jack melts really well and brings an excellent balance of creamy and spicy.  The Seriously Sharp is hands-down one of my favorite Cabot cheeses.  It’s intensely sharp in a good way, and it adds a fun extra layer of flavor to this Cheesy Jalapeno Garlic Bread.

Topped with 2 types of cheese, this Cheesy Jalapeno Garlic Bread makes for a delicious addition to any meal!I’m a huge fan of Cabot, and I always keep several different kinds of their cheeses in the fridge.  On busy days, we’ll do cheese and crackers for a quick lunch.  In truth, those are some of my favorite lunches!  Sometimes we’ll open a package of salami and call it a ‘charcuterie lunch.’  Cheese, salami, crackers, perhaps some chewy Italian bread if we have any around.  The only thing missing is a nice bottle of wine!

Cabot is a farmer-owned co-op based in New York and New England.  So what exactly is a co-op?  A co-op is a business that is owned and controlled by its members.  In Cabot’s case, they are owned and operated by over 800 farm families throughout New York and New England.  The members who own the company each have a vote in the business operations.  In that way, each member owns a portion of the company.  The goal of a co-op is to benefit all of the members.

Topped with 2 types of cheese, this Cheesy Jalapeno Garlic Bread makes for a delicious addition to any meal!I’ve visited a Cabot farm in my area several times, and I’ve become friends with Farmer Terri.  (And Robbie has become friends with Renee – one of Terri’s cows.  In fact, Robbie was just asking me the other day if we can go back and visit Renee sometime soon!)  I can personally say that Terri and the rest of the Cabot farmers strongly believe in their product.  And you know what?  They make an amazing cheese!  It’s easy to believe in a product when it’s so good, right?

Let’s circle back to this Cheesy Jalapeno Garlic Bread recipe, though.  It’s spicy.  If spicy isn’t your thing, then no worries!  Just omit the Pepper Jack and use Cabot’s Monterey Jack instead.  And of course leave out the pickled jalapenos, too.  The diced green chilies are fairly mild, so you can leave those in for an extra layer of flavor.

Topped with 2 types of cheese, this Cheesy Jalapeno Garlic Bread makes for a delicious addition to any meal!Want more of a kick?  Try using Cabot’s Habanero Cheddar Cheese instead of the Seriously Sharp.  It sounds fun, but I think I’ll leave that one for my brother-in-law.  He knows no limits when it comes to spicy foods.  No matter which way you go here, I can promise that a loaf of cheesy garlic bread is sure to make everyone at the table happy.  I hope you enjoy this one as much as we did!  Cheers!

Did you make a loaf of this Cheesy Jalapeno Garlic Bread at home?  Leave a comment, or snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (@Spicedblog).  I’d love to see your version – did you add any fun new ingredients??

Topped with 2 types of cheese, this Cheesy Jalapeno Garlic Bread makes for a delicious addition to any meal!

Cheesy Jalapeno Garlic Bread

Topped with 2 types of cheese, this Cheesy Jalapeno Garlic Bread makes for a delicious addition to any meal!
5 from 11 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 365kcal


  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • ¼ cup pickled jalapenos chopped and drained (plus more for garnish)
  • 1 4-oz. can diced green chilies, drained
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 8 oz. Cabot Pepper Jack cheese grated
  • 4 oz. Cabot Seriously Sharp cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 loaf French bread sliced horizontally
  • green onions chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Using a small bowl, add butter, olive oil, garlic, jalapenos, chilies, salt, Pepper Jack and cheddar; stir until well combined.
  • Spread mixture onto both halves of the French bread and lay bread on parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Lay several whole pickled jalapenos on top of the bread.
  • Bake for 8-12 minutes, or until cheese has fully melted.
  • {Optional} Broil on high heat for 2-3 minutes, or until edges of bread turn crispy. (Note: Watch this stage very carefully to prevent bread from burning!)
  • Sprinkle top with green onions and slice into 1” pieces for serving.

Topped with 2 types of cheese, this Cheesy Jalapeno Garlic Bread makes for a delicious addition to any meal!

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  1. 5 stars
    Ooohhh this looks so good! Garlic bread is the best! And I LOVE anything with jalapeños. I’m totally going to track down some of that habanero cheddar too–I’m all about spicy foods and that sounds delish.

    1. Garlic bread really is the best! And then add cheese to that?? I’m pretty sure I could eat that one all by itself for dinner! 🙂 Thanks so much, Kelsie!

  2. 5 stars
    ‘Little black dress’…love it and so true!! We love spicy food (and bread) in our home (have you watched ‘Hot Ones’ by the way??) so I know we’d love this jalapeno garlic bread. I could probably make a meal out of just this. Though, i bet this would be so good with a big bowl of chili too!! Now I’m hungry, lol. Pinned! Happy Monday, my friend 🙂

    1. Hot Ones? I haven’t seen that yet. I’ll be googling that as soon as I finish this comment, Dawn. Thanks for the suggestion! Also, I second your thought of making an entire meal out of this cheesy garlic bread. Add a cold beer on the back porch, and that’s my idea of an awesome dinner! 🙂

  3. Well this is fabulous! My husband wouldn’t go for the pickled jalapeños, but I sure could dice up some fresh ones. Great idea, and really good cheeses.

    1. Fresh jalapenos would totally work here, too, Mimi! I love the vinegary (is that a word?) taste of the pickled jalapenos, but I do enjoy cooking with fresh jalapenos, too. Thanks so much for the thought!

    1. Haha! Laura totally gets credit for the LBD analogy – I wouldn’t have known what she was talking about! But she’s right. Garlic bread is a great side dish no matter the time of the year. And if you turn it into cheesy garlic bread?? Well, then it becomes a meal in its own right! 🙂

    1. You’re totally right, Marissa! I never get tired of garlic bread, and it really does work as a side dish no matter the time of year. I love this spicy version with the melted cheese. Mmmm…cheesy bread! 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    Okay, the garlic is like an LBD is the best analogy!!! I love it – and it really is true. I could eat it daily, with just about everything!
    And, I am a huge jalapeno fan.. so everything about this sounds incredible, David!! So full of flavour. I could eat just this for dinner!

    1. I’m with ya, Alex! I could eat garlic bread every day…but then go and make it cheesy garlic bread?? I’m sold! 🙂 And I agree that this could be a meal by itself. It’s SO good! Thanks so much, my friend!

  5. 5 stars
    I love the little black dress analogy — so true! I will never turn down garlic bread, and I really like the kick of heat in this one. 🙂 ~Valentina

    1. I agree, Valentina…I will never turn down a good piece of garlic bread. But then go and make it a cheesy garlic bread?? Sign me up!

  6. 5 stars
    That LBD analogy definitely works here, David! And the addition of jalapenos is such a good idea, I would have never thought of that. I love co-ops and how marvellous that you and Robbie have visited your local farm. I find it so cool to go see where produce is grown and my favourite products made – and I bet it’s eye opening for Robbie too. Loving this recipe!

    1. It’s been so fun to teach Robbie about farms, and I’m fortunate that I have the ability to take him to a local dairy farm. Like you, I love seeing how my food is made and where it comes from! 🙂

  7. David, I kid you not, but yesterday on my drive home from work, the radio chatter was ALL about garlic bread! The announcers were going on and on about their love of garlic bread even echoing your sentiments in wondering if there was anyone who would say no to a second slice of it and gah… am that one weird person! I know I know! How can I right?! But- seeing you have jalapeños on this garlic bread makes it hard for me to say no to it! I love spicy everything ! And that habernero cheese WITH jalapeños would make garlic bread epic – for me!

    1. What!? Radio chatter about garlic bread? I need to find that station up here! I could seriously go on and on…and on…about my love for garlic bread. But make that a cheesy garlic bread? Well now I can host my own radio show! I’ll save the habanero version for you, though. Haha!

  8. Plus, a loaf of garlic bread is so darned easy to eat. I think you forgot to mention that. I could eat a bowl full of chili, with no spoon, just by dunking piece after delicious-looking piece of this bread into it.

    1. That is the truth, Jeff. A loaf of garlic bread is not safe around here…and a loaf of garlic bread covered with cheese? Even less safe.

  9. 5 stars
    Yes please, I bring my garlic bread to the next level and this is the answer. Garlic bread would never be the same again after reading this post. Love it

    1. Haha! You’re right, Raymund. Garlic bread is delicious, but it’ll never be the same again now that we know about cheesy garlic bread! 🙂

  10. Who would ever complain about “Garlic bread again?” I wouldn’t! In fact, I think garlic bread happens in our house way too rarely. And while it’s a great addition to almost anything, I can easily utilize this as the entire meal, well probably with some tomatoes and cucumbers on side. And this post reminded me that I wanted to make garlic cheese fingers – an Atlantic Canada’s twist on flatbread/pizza. This should happen ASAP (But first, I will make this flatbread. Like 5 or 11 times.)

    1. My point exactly! No one ever complains about garlic bread. It never lasts long around our house…but then go and make it a cheesy garlic bread?? That’s a meal in itself! I’m not familiar with garlic cheese fingers, but I think I need to be. Those sound quite tasty! Send me a batch??

  11. 5 stars
    One look at your stunning picture of this Cheesy Jalapeño Garlic Bread, and I knew I was in! This looks and sounds absolutely AMAZING David, I can almost taste it. 😋. You are so right, garlic bread can only get better when you add cheese. Add some spice on top of that like you have here, and I could literally eat an entire loaf in one sitting. This bread will be made at our house this weekend YUM!

    1. There are so many things I love about garlic bread…but then go and add cheesy on top? That’s it. I’m hooked! I’m fairly certain this cheesy garlic bread disappeared in one sitting here, too. Haha! Thanks, Shannon!

  12. 5 stars
    David, your Cheesy Jalapeno Garlic Bread is like nachos on a carb high. My kind of dish indeed. This one’s getting made for our annual American 4th of July in Sweden celebration. It will be our first social distancing bbq of the season. That’s what makes this a great dish, I can take ff the grill (yep, I’m grilling them) and just toss them to folks. Now that’s what I call safe social eating.
    Now, I got to say, I ran the LBD acronym by Eva and she was right on the spot saying Little Black Dress and yes she agrees with Laura, it goes with anything.

    1. Haha…that’s a perfect description, Ron! Nachos on a carb high. 🙂 So I’ve gotta say that I love your idea of July 4th in Sweden. We’ve been doing some small-group gatherings with social distancing. It’s weird and kinda hard, but it works.

      I think grilling these is a great idea! You might want to wrap them in foil, though, so that they don’t burn before the cheese and butter gets all nice and melty. Either way, I hope you enjoy this one! It’s comfort food at it’s best!

  13. i am hankering after this one david. love garlic bread. there used to be a restaurant here that made garlic bread with masses of unpeeled cloves just thrown onto the bread. wow so good.

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