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Homemade Garlic Bread

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
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
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.