Garlic Bread – made with a pre-sliced loaf of bread in just minutes, and enough to feed a large crowd with no mess or slicing. This semi-homemade garlic bread is in the oven in minutes.
Garlic Bread for the Masses
Garlic Bread made from a sliced loaf is made for a crowd and is the easiest and mess-free way to serve a whole lot of garlic bread, with minimal work. The idea for this garlic bread recipe came about when I was having a party for a bunch of kids (client party).
The theme was a pasta bar and the adults had wanted garlic bread options (read: more than one kind of garlic bread) and I thought about what I could prep ahead of time that wouldn’t make a huge mess.
“Clean” Garlic Bread
The issue I have with regular garlic bread recipes is you spread the topping on and bake, but then once you take the loaf out the slicing makes a giant crumbly mess. Since private chefs = dishwashers/cleaning crew at the end of the night I planned for every part of this party including cleanup.
This is How to Make Garlic Bread that everyone LOVEs
This Sliced Garlic Bread Loaf was a HUGE hit, was the first garlic bread to run out (even though I made 4 loaves of it) and the kids loved it too (the loaf I made for the kids had half the garlic).
So if you’re planning pasta nights for a crowd and you’re thinking of making a garlic bread to go with it, I highly suggest this homemade Garlic Bread loaf. It even keeps warm on your table if you leave the foil wrapping mostly around it and wrap a kitchen towel around it to keep heat in.
this homemade Garlic Bread is Buttery toasty
If you’re looking for a garlic bread that’s toastier and more buttery you can certainly add more butter, but I promise even if the pictures look a bit less buttery than you’re used to the soft interior is very buttery tasting even if it doesn’t brown as much.
Sliced Garlic Bread Loaf (For a Crowd!)
- Yield: 12 servings
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Course: Bread
- Cuisine: American
- Author: Dinner, then Dessert
- 1 loaf shepherds bread or French bread, sliced
- 12 tablespoons butter, room temperature
- 6 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup parsley, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Mix the butter, garlic, parsley and kosher salt and spread the butter compound onto the slices of bread.
Wrap the bread loaf in foil until fully covered (I used two large sheets in a + shape and wrap up the sides until covered.
Bake for 15-18 minutes, then open the foil packet and bake an additional 5 minutes.
Yield: 12 servings, Amount per serving: calories
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