Basil Garlic Bread

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


4 servings

Updated: Aug. 08, 2022
This is a must have accompaniment in my home. It goes well with Italian dishes to a simple salad dishes.—Stephanie Moon, Boise, Idaho.


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 loaf (8 ounces) French bread


  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the butter, parsley, basil and garlic. Cover and microwave until butter is melted. Stir in cheese.
  2. Cut the bread in half lengthwise; place cut side down on an uncovered grill over medium heat for 2 minutes or until lightly toasted. Brush cut side with the butter mixture. Grill or broil 1-2 minutes longer.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 280 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 555mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.