Easy Garlic Bread (in the Slow Cooker!)

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The ultimate easy Garlic Bread is made in your slow cooker! This delicious carby goodness cannot be resisted by anyone and is completely foolproof!

Garlic Cheesy Bread

I think my superwoman mommy status is headed for the dirt.

You guys. The chore chart is getting enforced with a vengeance this week. #meanmom #idontcare #thatshizneedstogetdone

My older sister is coming to visit me with her family this Friday {!!!!!!!!!!!!!} and things gotta get done around here. Bathrooms don’t clean themselves, ya know. And, much to my chagrin, dish fairies still don’t exist.

Sometimes I feel life isn’t worth living when dishes are in my sink…but I’m slowly convincing my 22 month old son that dishes are fun, so there’s hope.

So yes. This chore chart. I’m bringing it back like Justin brought sexy back. Except with children. Wait, what?


My daughter HATES chores. Like, she loves to hate things and chores is at the top of her list.

She knows her everyday chores and her extra 2 chores per day that need to get done, but Brooke is a master of avoidance/changing the subject/giving me compliments to get out of them. That girl has me and my vices figured out all too well. But alas, I have a deadline and that dried up pink princess toothpaste in the bathroom sink is driving me CRAZY.

So, that girl is going to be in a world of hopeless chore-inducing pain for a few days and then life will be good again once she has cousins to play with.

She’ll live. 


I made bread in the crockpot. And it was crazy easy. And yummy! And then I added butter and cheese and garlic salt and made it 200 billion times better.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: carbs and cheese are my two favorite food groups.

How many of you knew you could bake bread in a crockpot? Not this girl, until recently.

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So here’s the deal: I made my dough and got it cooking immediately into this crockpot of mine. I’m such a rule breaker. No letting the dough rise for me! This crockpot is a 9×13 casserole crockpot that works incredibly well. But, if you have a larger oval crockpot, that will work just as well; you’ll probably have to cook it a touch longer. That’s the only cooking difference I foresee.

Garlic Cheesy Bread

Once your bread is fully cooked, pull it out onto a baking sheet and top with cheddar, mozzarella, butter and garlic salt. Lots of garlic salt if you’re like me 🙂

Garlic Cheesy Bread

Broil it all until melty and bubbly and that’s it! Pillowy, cheesy, garlicky, buttery, delicious bread. Perfect any time of day. Odds are you won’t have any leftovers.

Printable recipe below! Have a great day, friends.



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Easy Garlic Bread

The ultimate easy Garlic Bread is made in your slow cooker! This delicious carby goodness cannot be resisted by anyone!
servings 6 servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes


  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 envelope active dry yeast 2 1/4 teaspoons
  • 2 1/2 - 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • garlic salt to taste, 2-3 teaspoons I'd guess
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter


  • In small bowl, stir water, sugar and yeast together to combine. Set aside to proof.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, measure out 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour and salt. Stir to combine. Pour yeast mixture into blended flour slowly with the mixer on low. Drizzle in olive oil. Knead 5 minutes. A slightly tacky dough should come together. Add more flour or water as necessary to get it to the right consistency. If you touch the dough and it feels tacky but nothing sticks to your fingers, then it's done. Rest dough 10 minutes.
  • Spray 9x13 crockpot {or at least a 6 qt. oval crockpot} with nonstick cooking spray. Spread dough evenly across bottom of crockpot. Cover and cook on high for 1 1/2 hours or until edges are golden and top of dough is not shiny anymore. When you press the top gently, you'll feel that it's cooked thoroughly.
  • Remove loaf of bread from crockpot and place onto baking sheet. Turn broiler on. Sprinkle top of bread with cheeses and garlic salt. Drizzle with butter. Broil until cheese has melted completely. Cool 5 minutes before cutting and serving.


Calories: 569kcal | Carbohydrates: 90g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 543mg | Potassium: 150mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 274IU | Calcium: 132mg | Iron: 5mg
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: easy garlic bread

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  1. Ann

    I am trying to purchase your cook book (actually 5 of them) but once I get to the Billing part, I am unable to continue.
    Thanks for an answer.

  2. Lois

    This sounds delicious! Just wondering if I can use frozen(thawed) bread dough. Not sure how much dough your recipe makes. Thanks.

  3. ShaNae

    I made this bread last night to go with my roast, mashed potatoes and gravy. It was really east to make, and though the bread is really dense, it is really good. I am a mom to the world’s pickiest 9 year old, and he loved the bread but not the cheesy garlic goodness. I used only 1 teaspoon of the garlic salt, and for my family that was enough. I cooked mine for 1 1/2 hours and in my crock pot it was a little long, but I like crispy crust on the edges. I did find that I needed to spray my crockpot more than I did so it comes out easier next time. I will definitely be making this again, and I might forgo the cheese and just have bread, we liked it that much. Thank you for another great recipe!

  4. Jill

    Ok, so I just made this to go along with dinner. Seriously one the best things, I have ever made! So easy too! It’s like little pillows of goodness. Thank you!

  5. Marilyn Brennan

    It doesn’t help with Brooke that her grandparents spoiled her for several days, making you need to whip her into shape!
    This bread idea is captivating.

  6. Karen @ On the Banks of Salt Creek

    I like this. Never knew you could do bread in a slow cooker. Will be trying this soon.

    Dishes. I hate waking up in the morning to dishes. I have to get them done before I go to bed. I also hate coming home and seeing dishes in the sink. Gee, I’m pretty sure I’ve showed everyone how to load the dishwasher.

  7. Becky

    Wish I could use a crock pot especially for this dish….gooey,cheesy garlic bread! My husband dislikes food cooked in crock pots. So sad…..

    1. Tammy

      Becky, He doesn’t have to KNOW it came from a crock-pot! Get creative! Hide the crockpot while your baking the bread, serve it and after he’s had his 5th peice of bread, THEN tell him it was made in a crockpot! He will be sold on it by then! LOL

  8. Jessica @ Golden Brown and Delicious

    This is so awesome! I would never have thought to bake the bread in the slow cooker then broil it to melt the cheese. Brilliant!

  9. Gwen

    I cannot open my recipe box I made up with your many recipes. Can you help me with this? I enjoy your many recipes & would appreciate your help.
    Thank you so much. Gwen