Buttery French Bread

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


8 servings

Updated: Oct. 13, 2022
Mom dressed up plain French bread with this interesting, delicious recipe. The combination of paprika, celery seed and butter makes for a full-flavored bread. It also looks lovely when it bakes to a golden brown. —Sally Holbrook, Pasadena, California


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 loaf (1 pound, 20 inches) French bread, sliced


  1. In a small bowl, combine the butter, celery seed and paprika; spread between bread slices and over top. Wrap bread tightly in foil. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes. Open foil; bake 5 minutes longer.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 256 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 461mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.