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Caramelized Onion Goat Cheese Garlic Bread

Recipe By Tessa Arias
May 26th, 2014

Caramelized Onion Goat Cheese Garlic Bread is a fun gourmet twist on this classic comfort food, bursting with sweet, savory, and cheesy flavors.

Yield: 10 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook: 20 minutes

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

Taste: Like garlic bread with a side of crack. Each bite is garlicky, tangy, sweet, savory, cheesy, and totally addicting.
Texture: Crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside, with a thick, creamy, cheesy layer of goodness slathered on top.
Ease: Super easy, just toss all the ingredients in the food processor, pulse away, spread on top of French bread, and bake.
Appearance: Fairly homely looking but delicious nonetheless.
Pros: Fun, gourmet twist on the classic comfort food.
Cons: None really, a little indulgent.
Would I make this again? Yes.

Caramelized Onion Goat Cheese Garlic Bread is a fun gourmet twist on this classic comfort food, bursting with sweet, savory, and cheesy flavors.
Caramelized Onion Goat Cheese Garlic Bread

You guys know all those way-too-adorable vintage, rustic, shabby chic weddings that are all over Pinterest? I think we can all agree they’re super popular right now, and I can see why. The lace and veils! The barns and cowgirl boots! The chandeliers and string lights! The birdcages! The balloons and antique automobiles! The handwritten wooden and chalkboard signs! THE MASON JARS.

It’s all a Pinterest dream. Yet, I can’t help but think about 20 years from now. When all those couples’ future children are old enough to look through the wedding album filled with vintage-filtered photographs, what exactly will they think? What year will those kids think their parents actually married in? Or will it be well-known that the trend of the 2000s was vintage? These are serious concerns 😉

I can’t help but feel like all the vintage style stuff that’s so trendy right now will be extremely confusing to future generations when they look back at photos. Trends keep recycling themselves on shorter and shorter timelines. You could go into Forever 21 right now and feel like you’re in the 90s with half the clothes that are in there. Will the first two decades of the 2000s just look like a whirlwind trip up and down the 1900s? I guess we’ll just have to wait and see!

Caramelized Onion Goat Cheese Garlic Bread - my boyfriend called this AMAZING!

Enough of my serious life concerns and onto this marvelous garlic bread. I recently made a big batch of slow-cooker caramelized onions for a burger recipe coming up next month. The leftover caramelized onions sitting in the fridge were haunting me, I needed to find a way to use them ASAP! What better way than to pulverize them with some goat cheese, butter, and garlic in the food processor then slather it all over bread and bake?! I freakin’ love caramelized onions. Even Jared, who isn’t as big of a fan of them, surprisingly LOVED this Caramelized Onion Goat Cheese Garlic Bread. I hope your family will too!

How to make
Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Garlic Bread

Yield: 10 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Caramelized Onion Goat Cheese Garlic Bread is a fun gourmet twist on this classic comfort food, bursting with sweet, savory, and cheesy flavors.


  • 1 (16 ounce) French baguette, halved lengthwise
  • 1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 8 ounces fresh goat cheese
  • 1 cup caramelized onion
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor, pulse the butter, garlic, parsley, cheese, and onion until mostly smooth. Spread the butter mixture evenly over each half of bread. Place on a large baking sheet and baking for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 2 minutes before slicing and serving.

Recipe Notes

I like to make caramelized onions in the slow cooker: place 4 to 5 large onions, sliced, in a slow cooker with 3 tablespoons butter or olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cook on LOW for 10 hours. Refrigerate or freeze the onions.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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  1. #
    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — May 26, 2014 at 3:52 am

    I totally feel ya on the vintage thing! That’s why, when I got married a year ago I didn’t take part. I mean I held a bouquet of feathers instead of flowers! But, that is beside the point.
    This bread? My goodness – I NEED IT! Caramelized onions, goat cheese and carbs? I <3 it. Pinned!

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    Sarah @ Seriously Lovely — May 26, 2014 at 5:57 am

    This sounds soooo good. I love caramelized onions and I think this is such a great way to use them!

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    Chloe @ foodlikecake — May 26, 2014 at 6:09 am

    Carmelized onions and goat cheese? That sounds amazing 🙂

  4. #
    Gaby — May 27, 2014 at 6:58 am

    Caramelized onions are so addicting and this bread is over the top amazing!

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    Alexis @ Upside Down Pear — June 6, 2014 at 7:32 am

    Caramelized onions are amazing, but I never would’ve thought to put them on bread. I can’t wait to try this out!!

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    bristol plasterer — June 18, 2015 at 2:00 am

    This sounds lovely and really tasty. Thank you for sharing this.


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