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Crispy Herb Bread Recipe

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Ruby Williams uses herbs to fix this better-for-you garlic bread, which has lots of flavor but little fat. "I live in garlic country, so I use garlic in most every dish," reports the Bogalusa, Louisiana reader.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder or 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 loaf (8 ounces) French bread, halved lengthwise
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

One slice equals 87 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 166 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1 starch.


  1. In a small bowl, combine oil and garlic powder; brush over bread. Sprinkle with the remaining ingredients. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 425° for 7-9 minutes or until lightly browned. Cut each half into five slices. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Crispy Herb Bread in Quick Cooking March/April 2004, p64

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Reviewed Oct. 13, 2010

"We didn't have thyme, so we used rosemary instead. A great garlic bread to make without using butter!

~ Theresa"

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