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No-Knead Cheesy Garlic Bread Fingers

Hot, tender, fluffy bread baked under garlic butter and a blanket of stretchy, gooey mozzarella. Serve with spaghetti, or as an appetizer with warm marinara!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Canadian
Servings: 8
Author: Jennifer Pallian BSc, RD


  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 packet instant quick-rise or rapid-rise yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tbsp butter melted
  • 3 medium cloves garlic minced (yield: 1 tbsp)
  • 3 cups grated mozzarella
  • Marinara or Toum sauce for serving or serve with spaghetti and meat sauce!


  • Whisk together flour, yeast and salt in a large mixing bowl. Combine water, sugar and olive oil in a microwave-safe measuring cup or bowl. Microwave on high for 45 seconds or until it reaches 120° to 130°F (if it gets hotter, leave thermometer in until it cools to within this range). Add to flour mixture and stir with a spoon until combined.
  • Spread dough into a greased or parchment-lined 13 x 9-inch pan . (Don’t worry if the dough isn’t even or stretching to the corners.) Cover with towel; let rise in warm place until doubled in size, about 30 minutes .
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees with a baking stone or baking sheet positioned on the lowest rack.
  • Using your finger, gently poke holes into the dough about every inch, going nearly to the bottom of the dough. Stir garlic into melted butter and drizzle over bread, using your fingers to spread it evenly over top. Sprinkle evenly with cheese. Let dough rest an additional 15 minutes while the baking stone/sheet continues to preheat (should preheat about 30 minutes total).
  • Reduce oven temperature to 375º and bake on top of baking stone/sheet for about 20 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and golden.