Chive Garlic Bread Recipe
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Chive Garlic Bread Recipe

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A purchased loaf of French bread get a real boost with a few simple ingredients. Garlic and chives make the savory slices irresistible. Along with lasagna or other Italian meal, we munch them until the last crumbs have vanished!—Kim Orr, West Grove, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) French bread, cut into 1-inch slices

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 145 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 300mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein


  1. In a small bowl, combine the butter, cheese, chives and garlic; spread on one side of each slice of bread. Wrap in a large piece of heavy-duty foil; seal tightly. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Chive Garlic Bread in Taste of Home April/May 2001, p35

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Reviewed Jan. 18, 2014

"Wonderful! I only used the amount of butter called for and I think it was plenty. Next time I may double the amount of garlic as we are garlic lovers."

Reviewed Jan. 3, 2013

"This bread is delicious. Doubled the butter mixture as suggested and it was perfect for us. Baked at 370 for 15 minutes. Will definitely make again."

Reviewed Oct. 21, 2011

"Excellent garlic bread! I did make a double batch of the butter mixture because we like our bread well coated. Will make again. Thanks for the recipe."

Reviewed Feb. 26, 2010

"This was truly a delicous recipe and will certanly make again my husband and i and our four sons all enjoyed it , it was really easy to make as well. I grated mozzerala and cheddar cheese then put under the btroil to melt was delicous thanks very much my 4 year old son has been asking for garlic bread for a few weeks and finding this one was a real treat i will make it often."

Reviewed Oct. 18, 2009

"Delicious, homemade garlic bread. This is a no-fail recipe!"

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