Homemade Garlic Bread

Let’s face it: there are some things in life that just make life better.

Homemade Garlic Bread recipe and images by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

Like new love, birds singing outside your window, fresh socks, a warm evening breeze or a baby’s laugh.

Garlic Bread

Doesn’t the same, then, hold true for food?

Like adding bacon, ice cream or garlic bread (when applicable, of course!) to what you’re eating.  It just makes it better.  True story.

Homemade Garlic Bread recipe and images by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

Is spaghetti with meat sauce really spaghetti without some tasty garlic bread?  Is Stroganoff truly enjoyable without a slice or two of crunchy garlic bread to help sop up the sauce?

Not in my book, it isn’t.

Homemade Garlic Bread recipe and images by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

You can probably imagine we eat a lot of garlic bread in our home.  ‘Cuz we eat a lot of everything in our home — and garlic bread just makes it better.

Not in my book, it isn't.

Plus, delicious, homemade garlic bread is incredibly easy to make.  Trust me, I’ve made my fair share of the stuff.   This recipe makes golden and crunchy garlic bread with a slightly chewy and delicate center.  Oh — and the combination of the garlic, parmesan, butter and parsley is so yummy.

Not in my book, it isn't.


Not in my book, it isn't.

Use this homemade garlic bread to compliment your next meal, whether it’s pasta, salad, grilled chicken or beef or even to use as the bread for a sandwich (totally a delicious trick!).  You can also cut it up and make into croutons.  So many options!

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Homemade Garlic Bread
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
20 mins
This recipe makes golden and crunchy Homemade Garlic Bread with a slightly chewy and delicate center.
Categories: Bread
Difficulty: Easy
Keyword: healthy homemade garlic bread, homemade garlic bread, low fat garlic bread
Servings: 8
Calories: 199 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef
  • 6 large cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley chopped
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 loaf fresh bread ciabatta, french, baguette, sourdough, cut lengthwise
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese plus more to sprinkle on top if desired, grated
  1. Preheat your oven broiler on the Low setting.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients except for the bread to make a paste/spread (you can also use a food processor if you'd prefer). Using a flat knife or spoon, spread the butter mixture evenly over the non-crusted portion of the bread. Sprinkle with additional grated parmesan if desired.
  3. Set both sides of the bread, spread-side up, on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and place in the center of the oven under the broiler until the butter is melted and the top starts to becomes golden brown, about 3-5 minutes. Take care to pay attention to the bread so it does not burn -- it can cook quickly under the broiler.
  4. Once golden, remove from the broiler and set on a cutting board. Allow to cool for 2-3 minutes in order to handle. Using a serrated bread knife, cut the bread into portions and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Garlic Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 199 Calories from Fat 95
% Daily Value*
Fat 10.5g16%
Saturated Fat 6.3g32%
Cholesterol 25.3mg8%
Sodium 277.2mg12%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1.8g2%
Protein 5.7g11%
Vitamin A 500IU10%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Lacey Baier

Hey there! I’m Lacey Baier and I’d like to welcome you! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, as well as cleanish, my clean-eating supplement brand. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

43 thoughts on “Homemade Garlic Bread

  1. Great Site and great looking Garlic Bread. Love your recipe. I am going to try it this week. I looks Delicious and just Scrumptious. Thanks

  2. I have been making this garlic bread for months!! This is BY FAR the best I have ever made! I make this about once a week!! Thanks for sharing with us 🙂

  3. I just made this, and YUM!!! SOOO much better than the frozen ones I normally buy! Thank you for the recipe it will definitely! It is defiantly going to be one of our regular dinner time favorites!

  4. This recipe is great! I had to eye-ball a few measurements because my measuring spoons went missing, but this turned out wonderfully! The garlic was tasty but not too strong, and the parsley added a different flavor that elevated this beyond my usual “chopped garlic and butter” bread. Thanks!

  5. Nice recipe, I’m a bit of an amateur cook so this one’s nice and easy for a beginner! Any leftover parsley-butter sauce can be drizzled onto a freshly cooked steak which complements the meat nicely

  6. I just made your french baguette tonight and it ROCKED! So now I am going to make it again and do this with it! YAY! Thanks!

  7. Hi Lacey,

    I just found your site and I really love it!!! I was wondering if this garlic bread is good to prepare and freeze, then broil it?

  8. Made Pepperoni Macaronni for dinner for my family and for a good freind that just had a baby. Wanted to serve Garlic Bread with it and instead of picking up the box garlic bread I found this recipe… NEVER AGAIN will I serve box garlic bread!!!! This recipe is wonderful!!!! I love it! Thanks for sharing!!!

  9. Hi! =]

    I made this garlic bread, with chicken and broccoli alfredo (with your alfredo recipe) it came out SO GOOD. I think my boyfriend fell in love with me all over again!

  10. I just made this tonight and it was AWESOME! Will definately be making again, thanks for the recipe!

  11. Dear Lacey – keep sharing your wonderful recipes – this way i can keep saying “YUM!”

    Sending care, love and huggles from New Zealand, Michelle/Mickle

  12. Oh my, I never thought of adding parmesan – yum! My own addition is to add a squeeze of lemon juice to the butter mixture. This may seem weird but it really works flavour-wise, just takes a wee bit more mixing.

    Michelle, downunder in New Zealand

  13. Oh my GADFREY! This looks divine. I totally agree it’s one of the best “sides” to any meal. Thanks!

  14. Yum! This looks easy and way better than the frozen kind I tend to buy… I’d love for you to submit this to the M&T Spotlight at http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight

  15. I agree food just makes life better. That bread looks divine. I can’t wait to make it for my family.

  16. Thanks so much for this recipe. I’m cooking for my nephew’s birthday party and wanted to make my own garlic bread. Looks yummy, thanks.

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