Our Ultimate Air Fryer Garlic Bread is so simple to whip up, makes for some of the best garlic bread you’ll ever try, and it cooks in about 5 minutes in the air fryer!
Garlic bread is one of my family’s favorite foods, so it’s safe to say that I’ve perfected our recipe over the years. We like garlic bread that is extra rich and cheesy with plenty of garlic flavor shining through.
Sure you can make that frozen garlic bread and call it a day, and yeah – sometimes we do! That stuff is good too!
But if you’ve got an extra 2 minutes to stir together a few everyday ingredients, this air fryer garlic bread is going to blow your mind.
You’ll find a few surprising ingredients in this garlic cheese bread (mayo?! cream cheese?!) but please oh please just have a little faith. This decadent bread is worth trying – you’re going to love it!
This air fryer garlic bread goes great alongside our air fryer chicken parmesan or with some spaghetti topped with marinara and air fryer turkey meatballs!
Bread – We use a half loaf of French bread. This is a perfect size for our air fryer basket.
Cheese– We’re using a mixture of cream cheese (for the creaminess) and Parmesan (for the flavor).
Mayo – Seems an odd ingredient, but you don’t taste the mayo. It just makes the topping extra rich and creamy.
Seasonings– Butter, garlic, garlic powder, onion powder, and dried parsley are perfect for homemade garlic bread.
How to Make Garlic Bread in an Air Fryer:
Mix– Add your cheese, butter, mayo, and seasonings to a mixing bowl and stir to combine everything. It’ll be smooth and creamy.
Prep the bread – Slice the bread in half lengthwise. Check to be sure the pieces fit in your air fryer and cut down the length if needed. Spread each piece of bread liberally with the garlic mixture. It’ll seem like a lot, but slather it all on.
Air fry the bread– Put the two pieces of bread in your air fryer and air fry for 5-6 minutes at 380 degrees F. The bread should still be toasted around the edges, but soft in the center. The cheese will be warm and melty, with little golden bits on top.
Pizza is a great pairing with garlic cheese bread. It also goes well with pasta. In the winter I really enjoy garlic cheese bread with a good soup!
We store the leftovers in the fridge, fully covered, and reheat them in the air fryer at 350 degrees for 3 minutes or until warmed through. This bread also freezes nicely.
We love serving our air fryer garlic bread with Italian inspired recipes!
Check these out:
- Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash (toss with marinara or Alfredo!)
- Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan
- Chicken Caprese
- Bruschetta Chicken
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Air Fryer Garlic Cheese Bread
- 2 ounces cream cheese softened
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- ½ loaf French bread
- Add everything but the bread to a mixing bowl and stir well to combine.
- Slice the bread in half lengthwise. Make sure each piece will fit in your air fryer basket. You may need to trim the bread down to size or cut into smaller pieces to fit, depending on the size of your air fryer.
- Spread each piece of bread liberally with the garlic mixture.
- Place bread in the air fryer basket and cook at 380 degrees for 5-6 minutes, or until the edges are toasted and the cheese is melted.
- Slice into 12 pieces and serve.
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Comments & Reviews
jack coulson says
I bought some powdered cheddar by “Hoosier Hills Farms” from Amazon to flavor my popcorn and now to flavor the garlic bread.
All it takes is garlic powder, bread (any kind) margarine or mayo and the powdered cheese.
Again, I use a fryer with racks. 350f until the cheese turns from orange to a little brown. Don’t let it get away from you color wise.
I make the best pizza as well. Use the regular toppings, but the crust is NAAN bread. 400 degrees until the pepperonis starts to curl (about 5 minutes) and it is finished. Boy is it tasty. I also use a fryer with shelves.
Sounds delicious! We love naan. 🙂
jack coulson says
You are not going to believe this one……………………..all it takes is garlic salt or just plain garlic powder , butter and a box of mac and cheese…say what?
Spread the butter, sprinkle on the garlic whatever, open the box of mac and cheese, save the “mac”, open the packet of cheese and sprinkle it on the bread. air fry same temp same time. done.
Oh goodness, I’ll have to try that one sometime!