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: 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: 9.1g, Vitamin C: 2.6g, Calcium: 2.2g, Iron: 7.3g
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