Sliced Garlic Bread Loaf (For a Crowd!)

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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 Loaf made with a pre-sliced loaf of bread

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. Homemade Garlic Bread toasted in oven

“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. How to make garlic bread from a pre-sliced loaf of bread in just minutes.

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.

Garlic Bread Loaf made in just minutes from pre-sliced bread

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.

Recipe

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Sliced Garlic Bread Loaf (For a Crowd!)

5 from 6 votes
  • Yield: 12 servings
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Course: Bread
  • Cuisine: American
  • Author: Sabrina Snyder
Sliced Garlic Bread Loaf made with a pre-sliced loaf of bread in just minutes and enough to feed a large crowd with no mess or slicing involved. In the oven in minutes.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mix the butter, garlic, parsley and kosher salt and spread the butter compound onto the slices of bread.
  3. Wrap the bread loaf in foil until fully covered (I used two large sheets in a + shape and wrap up the sides until covered.
  4. Bake for 15-18 minutes, then open the foil packet and bake an additional 5 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 12 servings, Amount per serving: 199 calories, Calories: 199g, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 30mg, Sodium: 320mg, Potassium: 59mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 455g, Vitamin C: 2.1g, Calcium: 22g, Iron: 1.3g

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How to make Garlic Bread with homemade garlic bread spread and pre-sliced bread

Sliced Garlic Bread Loaf made with a pre-sliced loaf of bread in just minutes and enough to feed a large crowd with no mess or slicing involved. In the oven in minutes.
Sliced Garlic Bread Loaf made with a pre-sliced loaf of bread in just minutes and enough to feed a large crowd with no mess or slicing involved. In the oven in minutes.

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  1. I’ve been making garlic bread this way since I was a little girl. My mom didn’t know how to make any other kind. I introduced my husband and step-kids to it and they can’t get enough. They are the pickiest eaters, but constantly ask for more of this. They even asked if I’d teach their mom and grandma how to make it. ?

  2. Sabrina
    Thank you for the recipe and brilliant idea.
    I am cooking for a wedding -150 people.
    Do you think I could make this the day before- keeping the integrity of the bread?
    Thank you

    1. Did you make this for the wedding? If so, please share how it went. How many loaves did you use? I am cooking for a dinner of about 150 and would love your feedback!