Let’s face it: there are some things in life that just make life better.
Like new love, birds singing outside your window, fresh socks, a warm evening breeze or a baby’s laugh.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
- 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
Preheat your oven broiler on the Low setting.
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.
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.
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.
43 thoughts on “Homemade Garlic Bread”
Love this and the kids love it to.
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
Thanks, Yvonne. I hope you enjoy it!
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 🙂
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!
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!
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
you dont specify how many degrees to cook bread
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!
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?
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!!!
You/re very welcome, Heather.
Made this tonight but made it on homemade French bread!!!! O.m.g. Divine!
Garlic bread on fresh, homemade bread is the BEST! Thanks for sharing.
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!
That is so awesome, Stephanie! Just call me the love chef 😉
This looks delicious – I’m going to try it tonight. Thanks for sharing!
I hope you enjoy it, Rooths!
I just made this tonight and it was AWESOME! Will definately be making again, thanks for the recipe!
So glad you enjoyed the garlic bread, Andrea!
Made this today and LOVED IT!! It was everything I imagined it would be, and MORE!
Yay! I’m SO glad you enjoyed the garlic bread, Mariam! Thanks for sharing.
Dear Lacey – keep sharing your wonderful recipes – this way i can keep saying “YUM!”
Sending care, love and huggles from New Zealand, Michelle/Mickle
Thanks so much, Michelle 🙂
I really love garlic bread with pretty much any pasta. Its interesting to hear about everyone’s own experiences with garlic bread.
Isn’t it? I love it when I share a recipe I use as a staple in our home only to find how many people appreciate the new idea that they’ve never tried. So cool.
i love garlic bread and never knew it could be so easy to make it at home . thanks for sharing 🙂
So easy, Kankana! I hope you try it out for yourself. You’re very welcome.
garlic bread is such a dangerous food…easy to make and addictive. i love the green that the parsley adds.
Dangerous but oh so delicious! Thanks for stopping by, Becky!
I could live off of garlic bread. YUM
You and me both, Val! 🙂
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
Hi Michelle! I’ve never thought of adding lemon — so thanks for the idea.
Oh my GADFREY! This looks divine. I totally agree it’s one of the best “sides” to any meal. Thanks!
Thanks so much, Katherine! Glad you agree 🙂
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
Laurel, I’ll bet you never go back to the frozen stuff once you try making your own garlic bread. It’s SO much better! Thanks for the invite — Just submitted it!
I agree food just makes life better. That bread looks divine. I can’t wait to make it for my family.
Doesn’t it though? Thanks for sharing, Laura 🙂
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.
Yay, so glad to help, Angelica! Happy birthday to your nephew!
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