Cheesy Greek Bread

This Cheesy Greek Bread gives a bite of luscious, melted Mozzarella cheese flavored with garlic and mild green onion on crisp French bread. It makes a perfect snack, appetizer, or dinner bread to compliment any meal. This is a family favorite and easy to prepare!

Slices of Cheesy Greek Bread on a blue and white dish towel.

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There’s nothing like serving hot bread to your family and guests, especially if it’s a slice of crispy French bread topped with melted cheese.

French Bread being sliced with a knife on a cutting board.

Cheesy Greek Bread on French Bread?

As you can see by now this is not the traditional Greek Bread recipe. Especially since it’s on French bread. But what about the bread we call French today, is it really French? Well, here are some interesting facts according to The Reluctant Gourmet’s Difference Between French Bread and Italian Bread. He says that in the U.S. we call it French as long as it’s in a long, thin shape, but in France, there are specific laws in making their own bread. Yes, there are!

Their French bread is called a baguette. The law states it cannot contain oils or fats, but only water, flour, yeast, and salt. These baguettes (meaning a wand or stick) are longer and narrower in shape. So as you can see I am not using a baguette today, but rather a French bread. It’s what I found in my friendly neighborhood grocery store labeled, French Bread.

This Bread Starts With A Spread

First, make a simple spread of butter, mayonnaise, Mozzarella, garlic, and green onions. The mayonnaise ingredient may seem odd to you, but trust me. It brings an outstanding result!

The garlic is passed through a garlic press which causes its flavor to be evenly distributed throughout the spread. These ingredients are mixed together then spread evenly onto two halves of the loaf of French bread. You can slice the bread into rounds before spreading for convenient individual servings. This would be great using a thin baguette.

French bread being spread with a cheese and green onion spread on a wooden board .

Top, Bake, and Slice

Next comes topping them with the ripe olives and green onion slices. More green onions to top are optional.

Chopped green onion tops in a white bowl next to 3 white rooted ends of green onions next to Cheesy Greek Bread on a wooden board.

Baking this bread takes patience as you want to make sure the edges and underside are crispy. You don’t want to overcook and dry out the top by browning it too much. You’re looking for a gooey moist mouthful of Cheesy Greek Bread with a crunchy crust.

As the halves bake, the flavors meld together, the bread crisps, then out from the oven comes this glorious bread!

Two halves of French bread topped with melted cheese and ripe olives on a sheet pan.
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Cheesy Greek Bread

Slices of Cheesy Greek Bread on a blue and white dish towel.

Top french bread with an onion and garlic flavored spread of butter, mayonnaise, and cheese then bake it for a crunchy crispy snack, appetizer, or dinner bread.

  • Author: Louisiana Woman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Breads
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Greek
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Ingredients

1 16-ounce loaf French bread

1/2 cup salted butter, softened

1 cup mayonnaise

2 cups mozzarella cheese, grated

1 teaspoon minced or pressed garlic

1/4 cup sliced green onion tops

1/2 cup sliced ripe olives

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Slice bread into two halves lengthwise with knife parallel to the cutting surface and place them on a cookie sheet.

Mix the rest of the ingredients together into a medium-size bowl except for the ripe olives.

Spread the cheese mixture evenly onto the cut sides of both French bread halves.

Top with ripe olives evenly spaced.

Bake in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes or until they are lightly browned on the edges and underside.

Slice and serve.

Notes

Garnish with more green onions that are sliced and chopped.

This bread is just as good without the ripe olives.

Use as an appetizer, snack, or dinner bread to serve with any main meal.

Use baguettes sliced in rounds for small individual servings.

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Slices of Cheesy Greek Bread on a board with a pizza cutter.

Another delicious thing made with French bread is Easy Spinach Bread. Just click the highlighted words and it will bring you to the recipe.

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