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 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. Using fresh French Bread, real butter, and lots of chopped garlic will result in that toasty, comforting garlic bread you love, perfect on its own or used to sop up any sauce from your dinner.
A classic French loaf is perfect for this recipe, but the homemade garlic butter would also be wonderful toasted onto a sourdough, a rustic wheat loaf, or even pretzel bread.
Tips for Making the Perfect Garlic Bread:
- Use freshly chopped garlic, never bottled.
- Use high quality butter. 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.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Fresh 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.
You can use the garlic butter in place of regular butter when cooking steak or fish if you want that extra garlic kick. You could also sometimes serve plain pasta tossed in garlic butter, use it on baked or mashed potatoes, or on these Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots.
More Easy Recipe for Bread Sides:
- Spinach Artichoke Dip Cheesy Bread
- Pesto Cheesy Bread
- Cheesy Bacon Ranch Bread
- Cheddar Beer Bread
- Garbage Bread
How to Store Garlic Bread:
- Serve: Serve garlic bread warm from the oven, it is safe to keep at room temperature.
- Store: Store Garlic Bread in a plastic storage bag with the air squeezed out and keep at room temperature for up to 3 days.
- Freeze: Tightly wrapped in plastic wrap and foil, Garlic Bread will keep in the freezer up to 2 months. Thaw at room temperature and reheat in the oven at 350 for 8-10 minutes.
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter , softened
- 3 cloves garlic , minced
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons parsley , minced
- 1 loaf French bread , not baguette
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Mash together the butter, garlic, salt and parsley.
- Cut the French Bread in half lengthwise.
- Brush the mixture onto the french bread and bake for 10 minutes or until browned.
- 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.
- Slice into pieces and serve.
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