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Garlic Bread

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


8 servings

Updated: May. 24, 2023
Ever wonder how to make garlic bread? This homemade garlic bread is the answer! Minced fresh garlic is key to these flavor-packed crusty slices, which our big family would snap up before they even had a chance to cool. —Grace Yaskovic, Branchville, New Jersey
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  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3 to 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) French bread, halved lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley


  1. In a small bowl, combine butter and garlic. Brush over cut sides of bread; sprinkle with parsley. Place, cut side up, on a baking sheet.
  2. Bake at 350° for 8 minutes. Broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 2 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

Garlic Bread Tips

How do you store garlic bread?

Leftover garlic bread can be wrapped tightly in foil and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, bake the wrapped bread at 350° for 10-15 minutes.

What if I don’t have fresh garlic?

No garlic cloves? No problem! Substitute ½ teaspoon granulated garlic for every fresh clove called for in this garlic bread recipe.

What are some perfect pairings for garlic bread?

Garlic bread is a delicious side that naturally pairs well with recipes involving marinara, like our best-ever lasagna recipe. If you’re looking for a meal that’s lighter, serve garlic bread alongside tomato soup or Italian chopped salad. You can use up your leftovers in any of these recipes that start with garlic bread!

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 258 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 462mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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