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Garlic Bread

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
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3 to 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) French bread, halved lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley


  • 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.
  • 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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  • ColGee
    Jan 10, 2021

    Added fresh parmesan cheese

    Oct 21, 2020

  • amy
    Apr 24, 2020

    its a grate recipe but you really only need one tablespoon of parsley.

  • Kait
    Nov 30, 2019

    Seems like a great recipe in a pinch I’m excited to try it!

  • Charles
    Oct 2, 2019

    No comment left

  • Priti
    Aug 24, 2019

    Delicious bread! I sprinkled some mozzarella cheese on top 2 minutes into broiling and it was perfect. Will definitely make again!

  • Rosemary
    Jul 8, 2019

    Best and easy to make! Everyone loves it. Leftovers used for breakfast with eggs on it.

  • Tsaxman
    Mar 9, 2018

    Love this garlic bread. Beats store bought hands down

  • vstern
    Apr 13, 2017

    Great taste, and healthier than store bought frozen bread. Less additives.

  • amsm
    Jan 25, 2017

    I could have eaten the whole loaf! I love garlic bread, and this is an easy recipe. It has great garlic and butter flavor. I did add Parmesan cheese to the top because I love cheese on my garlic bread!