This jalapeno garlic bread is embarrassingly easy to make. And one thing you find in every bite of this jalapeño and garlic bread is loaded with creamy, garlicky, and spicy butter.
The robust flavors and the satisfying feeling are the guaranteed outcome of this jalapeno garlic bread. When served as a side dish, it brightens any meal with its right refreshing flavors and textures.
Why we all love this recipe
Quick and Convenient. You can prepare the jalapeño garlic butter mixture ahead of time. And store it in the refrigerator or whip it up just before serving. Either way, it works wonders and tastes delicious.
Versatile. What's the main meal? What are the other side dishes? It doesn't matter - this bread is versatile. Good to serve as an appetizer, a side dish, or even for breakfast - you have multiple options.
Customizable. Can't stop thinking about increasing or decreasing the spiciness/flavors? This jalapeno garlic bread recipe is specially designed for you. Add more garlic for extra flavor or more jalapeño for added heat.
Great for Parties. Whether it's game day, a family get-together, or just enjoying a quiet day, this jalapeno garlic cheese bread is a winner.
About this jalapeno garlic bread
This recipe requires simple ingredients: garlic butter, French bread, jalapeño pepper, and salt. No cooking is needed.
This jalapeno garlic bread is also a great leftover recipe. You may refrigerate or freeze this chili pepper garlic bread. And reheat when you're ready to serve. It's like having a freshly made side dish every time.
The charm of this garlic bread recipe(the same as this pesto garlic bread recipe) is that it only requires a few staple kitchen ingredients. Despite the small number of components, it still packs a flavorful punch.
Jalapeno garlic bread's each ingredient is vital in creating the final dish we all love and enjoy.
Bread. A good quality loaf of bread is a crucial ingredient in this recipe. I've used a French baguette, but an Italian ciabatta, a sourdough loaf, or any other bread you choose works just as well.
But each variety of bread provides a different character of this spicy garlic bread. A French baguette will offer a crusty exterior, while a softer bread like ciabatta can give a more delicate bite.
Garlic. This flavor powerhouse is vital. I highly recommend using fresh minced garlic. This single ingredient infuses the whole dish with rich flavors.
Jalapeños. Adds a spicy kick to the dish. Depending on your heat preference, adjust the quantity mentioned in the recipe.
Butter. Salted and unsalted butter work well in this recipe. I've used unsalted butter. So if you use salted butter, you can skip adding the salt(mentioned in the recipe).
Parsley. A sprinkling of fresh parsley adds flavor and provides a pleasing contrast to the creamy butter.
Cheese. A generous sprinkle of Mozzarella gives our jalapeno garlic bread a beautiful golden crust and gooey, irresistible insides.
How to make it?
Start making this garlic bread by preheating the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Slice your baguette into thick pieces, leaving half an inch at the base(we're aiming for a pull-apart style). PRO TIP. Use a serrated knife for a better result.
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, add softened butter, minced garlic, finely chopped jalapenos, parsley, and a pinch of salt in a bowl. Mix until it's a smooth paste.
Next, generously slather the butter mixture over the sliced bread.
Sprinkle it with shredded Mozzarella.
And bake jalapeno bread for about 15 mins or until the mozzarella cheese on the top turns bubbling and golden.
And ENJOY this jalapeno cheese bread as a side dish or as it is.
PRO TIP. If you like this bread with a crunchy crust, pop it under the broiler for 1-2 minutes after baking. But watch it closely to avoid burning!
Storing Leftover jalapeno garlic bread
Before storing, firstly, allow your leftover jalapeno - pull apart bread to cool completely. Then roll and seal it tightly with aluminum foil.
In the Refrigerator. Place your wrapped jalapeno garlic bread in the fridge for up to 2 days.
In the Freezer. You can freeze this spicy bread if you wish to store it longer. Make sure to wrap well and place it in a freezer-safe bag.
Thawing. To enjoy it again, thaw your bread in the fridge overnight—or gently microwave until defrosted.
Reheating. Then, reheat this cheesy, spicy bread in a 350 degrees preheated oven for about 10 minutes or until it's warm and crispy.
You can prepare the garlic-jalapeno butter up to a week in advance. And transfer the prepped butter to the refrigerator in an airtight container. When ready to bake, slather it onto your bread, sprinkle it with cheese, and bake!
What to Serve With jalapeno garlic bread
Jalapeno garlic bread is best served warm, straight out of the oven, for the most lovely texture and taste. The bread's spicy and savory flavor makes it suitable for the following dishes.
Italian Pasta Dishes. Serve this bread alongside a comforting spaghetti Bolognese or a creamy fettuccine Alfredo.
Soups and Stews. Use this bread to scoop up hearty soups and stews, like a warming lentil soup or a hearty beef stew. The jalapeños' spice and the bread's crunch contrast the smooth textures of these dishes.
Grilled Meats. Are you planning a barbecue? This bread is an excellent accompaniment to grilled meats. Whether it's a juicy steak, succulent chicken, or grilled veggies, the spicy and garlicky notes of this bread pair brilliantly, elevating your barbecue to new heights.
Salads. For a lighter meal, pair this bread with a fresh salad. The bread adds a kick of flavor that spices up even the most straightforward green salad, turning it into a more fulfilling meal.
Remember, the beauty of jalapeno garlic bread is its versatility. So, try experimenting by pairing it with your favorite dishes. Enjoy!
Extra Cheesy. Add Parmesan to the mix for an extra cheesy delight.
Herby. Incorporate some basil or oregano into the butter for an herby twist.
Spicy. Mix red pepper flakes and hot jalapeno garlic bread if you love the heat. Or toss some fajita seasoning for Mexican-style bread.
Vegan. Swap regular butter with vegan butter and use a vegan cheese substitute.
Serrated Knife. A good quality bread knife ensures even slices without squishing your bread.
Mixing Bowl. A big bowl allows for easy mixing of the butter.
Baking Sheet. An essential for baking, it provides a flat surface and ensures even heating for your jalapeno garlic bread.
Printable recipe card
Jalapeno garlic bread
- 1 French loaf
- ½ cup butter softened
- 2 tablespoon garlic minced
- 2 tablespoon jalapeno finely chopped
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese grated
Preparation of Oven and Bread
- Start by preheating the oven to 375°F.
- Slice the French loaf into two in lengtwise.
Prepare the Butter Mixture
- In a small mixing bowl, add the softened butter, minced garlic, finely chopped jalapeños, and salt.
- Stir until the ingredients are well-blended and achieve a smooth paste.
Assemble the Bread:
- Generously spread the butter mixture over each inner side of the bread.
- Now sprinkle the shredded Mozzarella on the top.
- Place the prepared jalapeño cheese bread on a baking tray lined with parchment paper or lightly greased.
- Bake in the oven for approximately 15 minutes until the Mozzarella cheese on the top turns bubbling and golden.
Serve and Enjoy:
- Slice the bread into desired shapes and serve warm as a side dish.