Garlic Bread

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Classic Garlic Bread made with garlic, butter, salt and bread in just 10 minutes. Never buy pre-made or frozen garlic bread again!

Garlic Bread is the perfect pairing for The Best Chicken ParmesanUltimate Meat Lasagna or Beef Stroganoff.

Garlic Bread
 Garlic Bread

Garlic may seem like a no brainer right? Garlic, butter and salt? Yes, of course, but getting the right methods down are key to the perfect crispy and chewy garlic bread.

Fresh or old bread for Garlic Bread

French bread is best in Garlic bread recipes because you’ll preserve the chewy texture of the bread. Using older bread will result in overly messy and crunchy garlic bread.

Tips for the perfect Garlic Bread:

  • Use freshly chopped garlic, never bottled.
  • Use the best butter you’ve got. This isn’t the ingredient to skimp on.
  • If you’ve got average butter pump it up a bit with some olive oil for flavor.
  • If you like a hint of spice use some crushed red pepper.
  • If you want a more frozen garlic bread flavor use Lawry’s Garlic Salt in place of regular salt.
  • If you’d like Cheesy Garlic Bread use mozzarella and Parmesan on the bread just before baking.

Easy Garlic Bread

What else can garlic butter be used for?

You can use the garlic butter in place of regular butter when cooking steak or fish if you want that extra garlic kick.  I also sometimes like to eat plain pasta tossed in garlic butter, using it on baked or mashed potatoes, and on my Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots.

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Garlic Bread

5 from 6 votes
  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Course: Bread
  • Cuisine: American
  • Author: Sabrina Snyder
Classic Garlic Bread made with garlic, butter, salt and bread in just 10 minutes. Never buy pre-made or frozen garlic bread again!


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons parsley , minced
  • 1 loaf French bread loaf , not baguette


Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Mash together the butter, garlic, salt and parsley.

  3. Cut the French Bread in half lengthwise.

  4. Brush the mixture onto the french bread and bake for 10 minutes or until browned.

  5. To crisp and brown topping, change heat level to broil and add the garlic bread back in for up to 1 minute until the bread starts to turn a golden brown.

  6. Slice into pieces and serve.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 8 servings, Amount per serving: 247 calories, Calories: 247g, Carbohydrates: 28g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 30mg, Sodium: 429mg, Potassium: 70mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 350g, Vitamin C: 0.5g, Calcium: 28g, Iron: 1.8g

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Keywords: bread, butter, garlic, Garlic Bread Loaf

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  1. I love garlic and garlic bread is my favorite way to eat it. I love that your recipe is so simple and doesn’t have a dozen ingredients or more. Using sourdough bread in place of French bread makes a really yummy exchange.

  2. Wow!! this is the first time I’ve looked at your blog–there are some great recipes here…I’m going to look each day for my next breakfast idea. Thanks for letting me know about your blog!

  3. I mean is there anything an Italian guy needs with his meal more than garlic bread? Simple and delicious as always!